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I have a video that doesn't look quite good, is very bright with low contrast.. I need to brighten it and make it colorful with effects and plugins etc for any program that can do this.

Something like Photoshop for images..: Photoshop has an "auto-levels", "auto-contrast", and "auto-colors" ++ curve level saturation layers with which a raw image can be brightened and made to look more professional. Photoshop also has actions and Plugins available for the same purpose...

Is there any program like photoshop for videos? I only have 1 video that I want to alter, and so need suggestion for this specific requirement.

I have windows 7 64bit.

Thanks for any help.

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A good software for that would be CyberLink PowerDirector, but it is not free and for a one-time video edit it is not worth buying it. –  Cornelius May 18 at 9:52
    
Thankyou! I think @Cornelius 's answer is quite similar to what I was looking for! –  mk117 May 18 at 10:00
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Adobe After Effects. –  André Daniel May 18 at 11:46

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You can use Avidemux:

  • freeware / open-source
  • cross-platform
  • can also be used for cutting, encoding videos
  • compatible with many formats

After you install it, open the video file, then go to Video - Filters and choose what you want. It also has preview.

Here is an example:

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And the filter options:

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Thanks! I didn't know avidemux had those options... –  mk117 May 18 at 9:58

Along with Avidemux, you can also use VirtualDub, another popular and open source solution. It's a bit more advanced and, by default, only takes AVI files. However, it has a bunch of filters that you can use:

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Video Converter Pro has editing tool to enhance video such as trim, merge, crop, adjust colors and apply filter.

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