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Tomhyde337 is not online. Last active: 5/2/2011 5:22:12 PM Tomhyde337
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Daniel's Contrast Routine
Posted: 03 Feb 2008 04:30 PM
I have been using a DV camera for many years to record family events which I have edited and stored on DVD, but only recently have I become aware of the additional facilities which can be added to Moviemaker using .XML files. In the past, I have recognised the lack of routines to adjust contrast and gamma, then I found Daniel's routines which I added to my computer.
The routines can be found here:

http://danielmmfx.googlepages.com/home

However, after several applications of the routine, I realised that one setting to change Contrast was not necessarily suitable for all situations, With the presumed approval of Daniel, I have made some additions which provide a wider range of changes of contrast. I hope that this helps others.

<!-- Daniels contrast (2005) http://www.danielfx.moo.no -->
<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Contrast up 2" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard"/>
<Param name="Red" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Blue" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Green" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Yellow" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Brightness" value="0.8"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Contrast Down 2" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard" />
<Param name="Red" value="-0.2"/>
<Param name="Blue" value="-0.2"/>
<Param name="Green" value="-0.2"/>
<Param name="Yellow" value="-0.2"/>
<Param name="Brightness" value="0.9"/>
<Param name="Contrast" value="0.8"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Contrast up 3" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard"/>
<Param name="Red" value="0.3"/>
<Param name="Blue" value="0.3"/>
<Param name="Green" value="0.3"/>
<Param name="Yellow" value="0.3"/>
<Param name="Brightness" value="0.9"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Contrast Down 3" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard" />
<Param name="Red" value="-0.3"/>
<Param name="Blue" value="-0.3"/>
<Param name="Green" value="-0.3"/>
<Param name="Yellow" value="-0.3"/>
<Param name="Brightness" value="0.9"/>
<Param name="Contrast" value="0.7"/>
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

On my computer I have re-named Daniel's Contrast Up and Down to Contrast 1 UP and 1 Down.

On a particular clip an even greater range of contrast can be achieved if both a Contrast setting and a Brightness setting are selected using Video Effects. There are in fact, 21 possible arrangements of Brightness/Contrast.
Tomhyde337 is not online. Last active: 5/2/2011 5:22:12 PM Tomhyde337
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Re: Daniel's Contrast Routine
Posted: 04 Feb 2008 02:20 AM
I omitted to say thank you to Daniel who wrote the original Contrast routine and to Nicholas Frey who sent me the URL
Robino is not online. Last active: 2/23/2009 6:17:39 PM Robino
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Re: Daniel's Contrast Routine
Posted: 12 Feb 2008 10:56 PM
OMG - this is just what I needed. I have this great little Sony Cybershot camera/video camera and for any night video taping, I can never see the video. This has help tremendously. I love this forum, in the last week I have learned a ton of information. Thank you so much.

XP User - SnapShots In Motion by Robin 2
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