Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Adjust contrast in Windows Movie Maker.

How is it possible that contrast adjustment is not built into Windows Movie Maker by default!?

All I can say is... thank heaven for Daniel. Daniel, whoever you are, wherever you are, THANK YOU.

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<!-- Daniels contrast (2005) http://www.danielfx.moo.no *This XML only works in XP*-->
<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
<Effect name="Contrast up" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard" />
<Param name="Red" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Blue" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Green" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="yellow" value="0.2"/>
<Param name="Brightness" value="0.9"/>
</Effect>
<Effect name="Contrast Down" iconid="29" comment="by daniel">
<Param name="InternalName" value="Standard" />
<Param name="Contrast" value="0.5"/>
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>

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1. Copy and paste the above XML into Notepad.
2. Save in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\ as as Contrast.xml (create the AddOnTFX folder if this is your first time adding an XML effect).
3. Restart Movie Maker.

Voila. Contrast adjustment on Windows Movie Maker.

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