How to make a video brighter

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How to Brighten a Video

Edited by Pat Bitton

July 23, 2019

Lighting is the key to high-quality video. But when you record a video, you often don’t have enough time or the right equipment to get the lighting right. As a result, your video may come out dark. Luckily, there is an easy way to make it brighter and clearer. All you need is the right video brightness editor. Learn how to brighten a video with Movavi Video Editor – simple and easy-to-use video editing software that will enhance video quality.

If you want to know how to make a video brighter, download Movavi Video Editor for Windows or Mac and follow the guidelines below.

Download and Install Movavi Video Editor

Download Movavi Video Editor to your computer. Then open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen prompts to install the program.

Add a Video Clip You Want to Brighten Up

Launch the video lighting editor and choose Create a project in full-feature mode. Then click Add Media Files and choose the video you want to lighten up.

Add files to the video lighting editor

Adjust Video Brightness

Click Color Adjustments to start editing the video automatically or manually. For instance, use the Magic Enhance tool to improve brightness and contrast of the video automatically.

Brighten dark videos in the program

To make the video lighter manually, open the Manual Adjustments tab. Move the Brightness slider to the right to increase brightness. Besides adjusting brightness, try moving the Highlights and Shadows sliders to add light to a dark video.

In the Manual Adjustments tab, you can also fix the color temperature of your video, darken it or adjust the color saturation.

Adjust brighteness manually in the video brightness editor

Save the Edited Video

Click the Export button and select the appropriate option: choose the output format, pick a ready-made preset for your mobile device, or upload your video directly to the Web. Then select the folder and a name for your video file. Click Start to save the video.

Now you know how to lighten a video in a few simple steps! With Movavi Video Editor, you can easily edit and brighten dark videos.

Save the brightened video
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