Correct Your Video Problems In Post Production

av3media video production January 17, 2017

Correct Your Video Problems In Post Production

It’s a nightmare that has happened to most people at some point. You sit down to edit your video footage and discover that something has gone wrong during filming, and that what you’re looking at is not what you had hoped for! Many common mistakes are made during amateur video production, and the good news is that you don’t necessarily have to start all over again.

Here at AV3, we always recommend getting help from the experts when you’re making an introductory or corporate video for your business, but if you’re tempted to have a go yourself, you may find that you fall into common pitfalls. Browse our list of common problems, and find out how you may be able to fix them for yourself.

What’s Wrong With My Video And How Can I Fix It?

enable ireland21. Audio problems. Issues arising with the audio on a video are very common, and can spoil all or part of the film. There are options such as using programs like Adobe Audition to balance out inconsistencies with the audio, or you can explore the possibility of audio dubbing. An expert video producer may be able to apply filters and effects to correct audio problems, so speaking to someone in the know could save you having to re-shoot the video as a result of poor sound.

2. Underexposure. If you’ve shot a video that is underexposed, you will be able to make dramatic changes to it in post production. Your editing programme will allow you to work with the exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows and colour settings, and adjusting these incrementally should enable you to create a more natural looking result. Don’t be tempted to adjust just one setting, as this may create an unbalanced look.

3. Overexposure. An overexposed video is harder to correct than one that is underexposed, but you should be able to make alterations using the same settings in your editing programme. Try a lower level of highlighting or white, and play with the contrast, increasing black and shadow, to create a more balanced effect that looks natural.

4. Camera shake. A shaking camera hand can give you a video that looks unprofessional and jumpy, and this may result in your video being written off. However, some editing tools, such as After Effects and Adobe Premiere, include useful tools and settings that may help. Try the warp stabilization tool, detail analysis and scale and rotation effects, which may be very helpful in reducing or eliminating the problem of shaky film work in your clip.

5. Unwanted additions. Sometimes a video is compromised because the shooting team fails to notice what or who is in the shot. Inappropriate signage or clothing, or unwanted photo bombers, may ruin a good video. After Effects tools can be used to edit this sort of error, using Photoshop and other programmes to make corrections in the post production phase.

Find Out More About Corporate Video Production in Ireland

If you want to ensure that your video has the professional touch, contact us at AV3, one of Ireland’s leading Video Production companies. We produce promotional videos, as well as staff training packages and other website content, and we believe that video excellence should be accessible to everyone. Call us on 021-7332222 (Cork) or 01-6363190 (Dublin), or visit us online today.

Michael is the founder of AV3 Productions. He is a Master member of the British Institute of Videography and a member of The Guild of Television Cameramen.

Initially starting his career as a cameraman, he now manages the growing team at AV3 Productions. As Executive Producer he oversees all productions from simple web videos to multi-part primetime TV series. He is your initial contact and his vast experience in the TV/Video production business is a guarantee that your production will be a success.

Michael has developed a huge range of TV productions from one-off documentaries to large scale TV series. He has built AV3 into one of the leading production companies in Ireland and wants to build on this success.

Away from the world of video production, He has a huge interest in cars and motorsport and likes to tell stories about his visits to the famous F1 tracks of Monza and Monaco. For as long as we know him he has always driven a BMW 5-series and his last 3 cars have all been silver with black leather. Guess what colour his next car will be !

Michael is also an accomplished photographer and his work has been featured in many newspapers and magazines

The best part of working at AV3 is that he gets to travel a lot and a trip to film in China is in the planning stages at the moment.

Michael is hard-working and thorough, very approachable and totally dedicated to creating perfection in every project that AV3 produces.

His choice of coffee is a Latte.