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How to Brighten Your Selfie Video With iPhone

by Team Facetune / July 4, 2021

Picture this: it’s the morning after, you’re lying in bed with your best mate going through all the awesome pictures you took last night. Then, you come across that video you forgot you took. You get excited about reliving the moment only to find the video so dark and badly lit that you can’t see a thing. Literally so annoying.

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That’s the problem with videos- there’s no flash. So, if you are taking a video at night, chances are it’ll be a weird, blurry mess of shapes you can’t quite see. Which totally sucks.

However, just as you can turn the brightness up on photos, now you can turn the brightness up on videos! It is super easy to change the brightness of a video. All you need is Facetune Video selfie app and this step-by-step guide.

Step 1 –     Open Facetune Video and select the video you want to edit.

Step 2 –     Scroll along the bottom bar until you can select the Edit menu.

Step 3 –     In Edit, select the Brightness tool.

Step 4 –     Use the slider to increase and decrease the overall brightness of the video. It’s a good idea to let the video play while you do this, as different parts of the video will react differently.

Step 5 –     Increasing the brightness can sometimes affect the colours of the video. Select the Contrast option and use the sliding bar to edit the colours.

Step 6 –     You can also use the Vibrance tool to make the colours in the video stronger and brighter. However, sometimes increases the brightness can wash out the colours, making them look faded.

Step 7 –     Use the Compare tool found in the bottom right corner of the screen to compare the original to your edits. This will help you see how much editing you’ve done and make sure the video still looks natural.

Step 8 –     Click the Tick in the top right corner to save your edits and return to the main menu screen.

Step 9 –     Once you’ve completed your other edits, use the Save option in the top right corner to save your edits to your phone. You can also download and share your video on social media.

Brightening a video on your phone is easy with Facetune Video because any edits you make will be applied automatically across the whole video. It’s much easier than editing it in photoshop for hours frame by frame!

You can pause the video while you work if you like. But it’s a good idea to watch it all the way through to check the edits don’t look weird as the video plays. For example, if the video has lots of changing light, you might find some parts look good while other bits look overly bright.

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Never deal with a dark, dingey video again! Now, all the embarrassing videos of the night before can find their way onto social media, and everyone can see what you’ve been up to! But perhaps that video of you dancing on the table to Beyonce should be left in the dark.