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liamm
23rd January 2009, 12:13 PM
Hi

Been editing in Final Cut Pro for a year or so know and am currently using Studio 2. I have come across a very unusual problem! I have shot in HDV 1480x1080i on a Xl-H1. After exporting i open the File in quicktime, and see noticeable color differences but, when i open the exported file into final cut pro 6 it looks like the original raw file.
Here are some comparison shots.

1
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3003/picture1ah8.png
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8651/picture2qw6.png
2
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9954/picture3aw7.png
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9073/picture4nj7.png

If anyone has a fix it would be much apreciated :)

Currawong
23rd January 2009, 01:27 PM
I've moved this from the Orange Sofa to Projects for you. :)

Peter Wells
23rd January 2009, 01:42 PM
are you using Quicktime Movie or Quicktime Conversion?

http://img.skitch.com/20090123-x2tjkby9pwwjx4r8x85skxjtr.png]

ourfoz
23rd January 2009, 02:19 PM
There's a discussion about this on XR Marco Menestrina's Tutorials - Do your Quicktime movies seem a little washed out? (http://exposureroom.com/members/MarcoMenestrina.aspx/tutorials/post/34/)

You may have to tweak your export settings.

uncyherb
23rd January 2009, 02:30 PM
Hi

Been editing in Final Cut Pro for a year or so know and am currently using Studio 2. I have come across a very unusual problem! I have shot in HDV 1480x1080i on a Xl-H1. After exporting i open the File in quicktime, and see noticeable color differences but, when i open the exported file into final cut pro 6 it looks like the original raw file.
Here are some comparison shots.

1
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3003/picture1ah8.png
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8651/picture2qw6.png
2
http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/9954/picture3aw7.png
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9073/picture4nj7.png

If anyone has a fix it would be much apreciated :)

What you're possibly looking at is the way that Quicktime and FCP differently apply ColorSync.

Check QT prefs...

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr209/uncyherb1969/Picture2.png

And make sure that bottom bit is ticked!

ementis
23rd January 2009, 03:54 PM
I've noticed desaturation when converting to h.264 via visualhub.
It was with HDV footage aswell.

Currently i've been using MPEGstreamclip instead of visualhub, and upping the contrast and saturation manually.

I've ticked that box that uncyherb suggests, so we'll see how that goes.