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I have some recordings from old movies that are too bright in the center. This can be caused by a misaligned condenser lens, and also by the way that the camera making the recording processes the image. The effect is static, so if I could set a variable radial brightness level I could solve the problem. But nowhere can I find a tool that would allow me to do this, and to be honest I am having a difficult time coming up with a search term for center brightness. This is a known problem so I was surprised to find nothing designed to do this. I suppose I could play the movie in PowerPoint and overlay a gray gradient but that would cause a loss of clarity of the image. Anyone have an idea on this? If I were a programmer it seems to me that this would be a straightforward sort of effect. You can see an example of the problem in this screenshot from an old movie. Thanks in advance!
Hello all, So, I just starting looking into the effects. The first one that I wanted to use is the 'Old Movie' effect. I want to use this Effect WITHOUT making my video black and white. Of course, old movies are usually in black and white, but my source material is already fairly monochrome (not 100% but, say, 95% as it is all in close related red tints) and I want to preserve that. Seems like a simple thing to me, but maybe this option just wasn't build into this Effect. A more general question: I see we can turn off certain aspects of the overall effect (in this case 'shakes', 'flickers', 'spots' and 'lines') but is there a way to set the extent of these aspects instead of only on or off? I think the shaking is cool, but it is way too much; I'd like to try it on 25% or so; is that possible at all? There's a parameter menu for each aspect, but it's not really intuitive. EDIT I found the VirtualDub "Old Cinema" filter, which is allegedly more adjustable than the in-built 'Old Movie' effect, but when I go its advanced settings section and try to set some parameters, I get the error message " /!\ please enter more then zero" — I even get that message when I do not change anything at all! Is this a bug?? It would suck if I can never use the advanced settings EDIT #2 I found that changing the Color correction settings from No Changes to Manual linear, checking the Fade color effects, and changing the Count frame at the bottom into anything large, makes the filter work. I find it strange that the default values of the advanced settings can't be parsed by the program.