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Hello,

I am fairly new to using Adobe Premiere 2018 and I have a recurring problem that started a few weeks ago.  I have searched online and cannot find an answer.  Thanks in advance for your help.

I frequently use footage that I've recorded with my GoPro Hero 5 or my iPhone 7 and have the same problem with both.  About 25% of the time while I am editing, my footage will appear dark.  It looks like I have clicked on something to "select" the video screen and do not know how to undo it.  Deleting the footage and reloading does not help, I literally have to close out of the program and start all over again.

Could someone please tell me what I am doing to cause this?  I am attaching a picture to show you what I'm talking about.  You can see how bright and colorful my image originally appears (in the "Project Assets" screen) when I upload it but look how dark it appears when I'm trying to edit it.

Thanks again,

Julie

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What is the opacity of the clip?  It looks like it is less than 100%.

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My video footage has a dark shadow on it

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Hello,

I am fairly new to using Adobe Premiere 2018 and I have a recurring problem that started a few weeks ago.  I have searched online and cannot find an answer.  Thanks in advance for your help.

I frequently use footage that I've recorded with my GoPro Hero 5 or my iPhone 7 and have the same problem with both.  About 25% of the time while I am editing, my footage will appear dark.  It looks like I have clicked on something to "select" the video screen and do not know how to undo it.  Deleting the footage and reloading does not help, I literally have to close out of the program and start all over again.

Could someone please tell me what I am doing to cause this?  I am attaching a picture to show you what I'm talking about.  You can see how bright and colorful my image originally appears (in the "Project Assets" screen) when I upload it but look how dark it appears when I'm trying to edit it.

Thanks again,

Julie

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What is the opacity of the clip?  It looks like it is less than 100%.

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Moved to Elements forum.

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Does the clip have transparancy?

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The orange bar suggest that you may have a mismatch between your project settings and your footage.  It also might suggest that an adjustment of some sort has been applied and a new preview be rendered.  What happens when you press the "Render" button?

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I'm sorry for my delay in responding.  I do not know the answer to your question.  I don't believe I have done anything to create a transparency.   I apologize if this is an uneducated sounding response but I searched the internet for more details of how I might better understand what your question means (so I wouldn't sound stupid in my response) and found no help.

I do know that occasionally, when first loading new GoPro footage, I have gotten a warning message stating something about a clip and transparency but cannot find that warning message to quote it for you now.  I know it said something to the effect of "This clip has a problem" and would you like to fix it but when I chose "yes" it changed the colors on the screen so dramatically I started answering "no" all the time. I am unsure if this may have something to do with the transparency you asked about and cannot replicate the warning at this time.

Thank you,

Julie

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When I press the render button it goes through the rendering process fine but leaves me with a dark video to export. 

I noticed you mentioned the orange bar.  I got into the program to check in to that and now it has a green bar.  Don't know if this is helpful or if it means anything.  I am attaching an image for you to see.

Thank you,

Julie

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Put a white color matte under the logo: see what happens.

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Thank you for your help.  I created a white matte in Video 1 after moving my video to Video 2.  I hope that's what you meant. 

The image looks like this:

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What is the opacity of the clip?  It looks like it is less than 100%.

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That was it!  The opacity was at about 50%.  When I moved it up to 100% it cleaned it up and fixed my problem.  Thank you so much for your help.  I appreciate you all being so patient with me.

Thank you again!

Julie

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Peru+Bob  wrote

What is the opacity of the clip?  It looks like it is less than 100%.

That is what i asked in post 2.

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Hi Ann,

I didn't understand your suggestion to mean that.  I thought that you were asking if the clip was on a transparent background.

When you said to create a white matte, I then realized what you meant.

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Yeah maybe used the wrong word: transparency should be opacity.

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