Professional Tutorial to Bright a Video on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS

As more and more people prefer to record their lives with visual contents. Editing video has become a hot topic, and brightening a video is an important skill. Sometimes, we take a video or download a clip from YouTube, but find that the images are too dark to see the contents clearly. Unlike professional cameras that capture awesome RAW footage, many people use smartphones and consumer cameras to take videos. In result, the video footage does not have much room for improvement in terms of brightening up dark spots. Don’t worry! Many video editors have the capacity to adjust video brightness. In this tutorial, we are going to concentrate on the best solutions on how to brighten a video on iPhone, computer, or Android phone.

Video brightener

Part 1: The concrete video brightener for Windows and Mac OS

AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best video toolkit software and offers extensive useful features, such as:

In a word, it is the best option to improve your dark videos and make images bright on Windows PCs and Mac computers.

How to brighten dark videos with Video Converter Ultimate

Step 1: Get the best video brightener for computer

Download and install the latest version of Video Converter Ultimate on your machine, and then launch it. There are three ways to import dark videos, Load Disc, Add File and Download. The first one is used to import video files from optical disc, the second one will load videos from local hard drives, and the downloader allows you to grab online videos.

Add file

Step 2: Brighten dark videos quickly

After imported videos, click the Edit menu to open the built-in video editor window. Next, select the Effect tab on top of the window, find the Brightness option on the right side, and increase the number until you get the ideal effect. The preview panel will show you the result in real time. Then hit the Apply button to confirm it.

Brighten video

Step 3: Enhance video quality

Switch to Video Enhancer by hitting the Enhance tab, and tick the check box in front of Optimize brightness and contrast. The video enhancer will analyze your video and optimize the brightness automatically. Hit Apply button again and go back to the main interface. Finally, export the bright video to your computer in your favorite format.

Part 2: Best way to brighten a video online

Online video editors are attractive, partly because they offer basic video editing functions without asking you to install anything. The cost is that output quality cannot be guaranteed. And it takes longer time to deal with a video clip. We use the Clipchamp as the example of web-based brighten video app to show you to procedure.

Clipchamp

Step 1: Access app.clipchamp.com and sign in your account. Not have an account? You can sign up one with your email address.

Step 2: Upload the dark video from your computer or YouTube, and drag and drop the video onto the story board.

Step 3: Select a clip that you want to brighten; they will be outlined in red and a menu will show up at the left side.

Step 4: Head to the Colour tab. To lighten videos, move the toggle on the Exposure slider to the right.

Step 5: Make sure to get the desired effect on the preview window on right side and hit the X icon at upper right corner to close the menu.

Step 6: Next, repeat the steps above to brighten other video clips. Finally, download the result video to your computer or share it to your YouTube account simply.

Note: You have to wait for dozens of minutes to render a video clip depending on your internet. And this video brightener only could handle a video clip at one time.

Part 3: Top free method to brighten dark videos

Today, many people take videos on their smartphones, but they complained it is difficult to find a solution on how to brighten a video on Android or iPhone. It is true that iMovie, Quik and other video editor apps cannot brighten dark videos on mobile devices. But there are alternative solutions, such as utilize desktop video editors to brighten videos for mobile devices. If you prefer to freeware, we suggest you to try VirtualDub, one of the best open-source video editors.

Virtualdub

Step 1: Launch the free video brightener on your computer and drag and drop the video that needs to edit into the window.

Step 2: Go to Video-> Compression to recompress the video, and head to Audio-> Compression to recompress the video and audio. This will reduce the video file size and shrink the video editing time.

Step 3: Next, select Filters in the Video menu, and select the brightness/contrast filter. Then you will be presented the brightness/contrast dialog. Move the slider of Brightness to White orientation. And adjust the Contrast value if necessary.

Step 4: Hit OK and go back to the home window, go to File-> Save as AVI to export the video in AVI format. Then you can convert the video for playback on iPhone or Android.

Conclusion

Video editing is a tricky task for many people, not to mention brightening dark videos. But with our sharing above, you may discover that it is not as difficult as you thought before. First of all, you can try the free or online video brighteners. They could handle dark video clips simply. But if you have a long video or multiple video clips, we suggest you to use a professional video editor, such as AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate. It is not only easy to use, but also able to brighten multiple videos without losing quality.

author Posted by Ted Klarso to Editor
September 10, 2018 13:00TwitterGoogle Plus

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