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Video Files and DVDs Gamma and Brightness Settings


Last Reviewed: 20-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000006944

Older video files and DVD player applications typically use hardware overlay for optimal video performance.

Newer versions of the Intel® Graphics Control Panel no longer offer the option to adjust gamma settings. Now, this is done using the "Display Color Calibration" option built-in Windows 10*.

If you have an older operating system and old Intel® Graphics Controller, you can adjust gamma and brightness settings for hardware overlay by performing the following steps:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Click the Intel® graphics tab. This will be named one of the following:
    • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
    • Intel® Extreme Graphics 2
    • Intel® Extreme Graphics
  5. Click the Graphics Properties button.

    step 5

  6. Click on the Video Overlay button. If using an earlier driver version, click on the Color tab, and then
    choose Video Overlay.
  7. Use the slider controls to adjust the Gamma and Brightness settings to the desired levels. See
    Figure 1 and 2.
Note Older versions of the graphics drivers (prior to PV 14.4) do not support gamma or brightness adjustment for video overlay. If the "Video Overlay" section is not shown, update to the latest graphics drivers.

Overlay Settings Adjustment using an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver

Figure 1 - Overlay Settings Adjustment using an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver

Overlay Settings

Figure 2 - Overlay Color Adjustment using an earlier Intel® Graphics Driver

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