You can adjust the exposure (brightness), saturation (color intensity), temperature (warm or cool colors), or contrast of a video or image in Clipchamp using the adjust colors tab.

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Changing the color of a video

Adjusting the color saturation and temperature of a video can be useful to improve its appearance or ensure it better matches other videos you are editing it together with. It can also help you achieve a black & white, sepia tone, or nighttime effect.

Step 1. Click on the adjust colors tab

Click on your video in the timeline, so it's highlighted green. The property panel will appear on the right-hand side of the editor. Click on the adjust colors tab to open the color editing options.

Step 2. Adjust the colors of your video

You will see exposure, saturation, temperature, contrast, and opacity. To change the color of your video, we recommend using exposure, saturation, temperature and contrast. Using the sliders, drag a slider left and right to edit the colors of your video.

Undoing a color change

You can return a video to its original state at any time by selecting it in the timeline, clicking on the adjust color tab and clicking the reset button. Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media tab.

Preset filters and color masks

If you don't want to spend time adjusting sliders, our preset filters are a useful way to improve the look of your videos quickly. For more information, see: adding filters.

If you would like to add a color mask over your video to give it a distinctive hue (e.g. green or purple), and you can't do it with the above color options, see "adding a semi-transparent color" at the end of this article about backgrounds.

Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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