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Adobe Premiere Pro Night Vision | Tutorial

Adobe Premiere Pro Night Vision

In today's post we would like to use another effect that is known from one or the other action film. Because even if you've never used a night vision device, you still have an idea of ​​what it should look like, right? And that's exactly why we want to see how to work in Premiere Pro a night vision can simulate. In addition to the green color, there are one or two points to consider so that it looks authentic or at least looks like on TV.

How do you create a night vision in Premiere Pro?

In addition to the green light, which is also used because the eye has the most receptors for this, the main thing is to make the image look authentic. And that works very well with night vision by looking down at the quality of the image. Because in the dark with little light you will rarely have 1080p without image fragments or black clumps of pixels. That means we will consciously make the quality a little muddy.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Drag your video onto the Adobe Premiere sequence
  • Open a setting level in the project window via "New Object"
  • Drag the settings layer onto the sequence (must be higher than the video)
  • Find the Coloring Effect and drag it onto the Settings Layer
  • Select “Show white on” in the effect window for this effect and choose a suitable shade of green
  • Now look for the "Disturbance" effect and drag it to the settings level
  • In the effect window you change the value for "Strength of the noise" until the picture has a good disturbance (20% is a good value)
  • In the project window you open a "New Object" again, but this time a color mask
  • Choose white as the color for the color mask
  • Drag the color mask onto the highest video track
  • Find the "Blinds" effect and drag it onto the color mask
  • Set the following values ​​for the effect:
    • Transitional graduation: 50
    • Direction: 90
    • Width: 7
    • Soft edges: 0
  • For the opacity of the color mask, set the mode from normal to superimpose
  • Finished!

If you want to create a night vision in Adobe Premiere, this can be done in a few seconds. And the good thing: it works with almost every picture, as long as it was not taken in bright sunlight. We hope that the tutorial has helped you and that you now know how to continue working on your projects. In any case, we wish you every success with Adobe Premiere!

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