I've just started dabbling with film and editing etc. and it is immense fun but I have a few noob questions if anyone doesn't mind helping me out.
I'm doing a clip that is meant to look like the opening credits of a film. All is tremendous so far but I'm having a slight issue with colour. I have two pieces of footage of slow motion fire or flames running under the text. Now when the first piece fades out and the second piece of footage fades in towards the end (slightly overlapping) the second one's black background is slightly lighter than the main footage and there is a noticeable lift in the black tone.
I've tried brightness and contrast fx on the second track but the preview window doesn't seem to register the problem, it's only when I render and play it back that it's noticeable.
Is there some way I can match the black in both pieces of footage, like a dropper tool to select the black I like and transfer it to the second footage?
I'm sure there is an easy answer to this but like I say I am new to this and didn't have much luck in searches.
Sony Vegas Pro 12
Windows 7 64 bit