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How can I edit a movie to change the colors in it?

Asked by ETpro (34600points) May 9th, 2011

I want to use this Web video but change the blue crescent in it to green. I can get the video in MOV, MP4 of WMV. Of course, I can use the downloadable batch files for Windows Movie Maker to switch a MOV to AVI for editing in Movie Maker. But how would I change the color of the blue crescent? Just adding a yellow overlay would color the sunburst too, which I do not want to do.

Anyone know how this can be done with downloadable or at least reasonably affordable video processing desktop software?

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XOIIO's avatar

You would have to go through frame by frame, or apply a green filter over everything, but then most of it would be green.

ragingloli's avatar

You could play around in After Effects. You can get a trial here:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=after_effects

XOIIO's avatar

@ragingloli true, I’m not familiar with that but if you can select a color range and apply a filter that might work.

I know WAX can do this but I had trouble figuring it out.

XYZZYtja's avatar

I personaly prefer After Effects, but MAGIX has some nice software too, and it’s preset based so just select which effect you want and you’r done! Goodluck!

ETpro's avatar

Thanks to all who tossed in software ideas. Looks like I’ve got another learning curve to climb.

XYZZYtja's avatar

If you need some help , give me a PM, im a fanatic movie editor hobbyist, I also make music, so if you have questions about music, also give me a PM. Always glad to help!

ETpro's avatar

@XYZZYtja That’s great to know. I actually talked the clinet out of changing the video to a green atmosphere. So nothing to do with this particular one. But I may be able to throw some contrat work your way.

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