January 11, 2015 at 10:19PM

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Premiere Pro Preview vs Export

When I am previewing footage in Premiere with the timeline preview window, the colors are much more saturated than when it has been exported. Is there any reason for this/how can it be fixed?

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What are you viewing the exported file in? Some media players such as VLC and Quicktime do not display the image accurately. I recommend dragging the exported footage into the same premiere timeline and seeing if it matches.

January 12, 2015 at 9:17AM

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Geoff C. Bassett
Director of Photography
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I've been using the spacebar preview on Mac.

January 12, 2015 at 11:37AM

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Gareth Ng
Cinematographer
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And to what did you export it?

Is it just saturation?
Or did the gamma shift, making the colors look washed out because white is darker and black is lighter?

January 12, 2015 at 2:47PM

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WalterBrokx
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Brilliant: a downvote for asking about the symptoms to be able to give a good anwser...

WalterBrokx

January 21, 2015 at 2:58AM

I exported to ProRes LT and H.264. It may have been a gamma shift.

January 13, 2015 at 11:34AM

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Gareth Ng
Cinematographer
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Is there any way to solve this?

January 15, 2015 at 8:21PM

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Gareth Ng
Cinematographer
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Here is a great videocopilot tutorial about fiing the gamma-shift:
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2008/06/fix-quicktime-gamma-shift/

I use Quicktime Pro to fix my h.264 files as well. Works great. It's just annoying that it has to be done.

WalterBrokx

January 21, 2015 at 2:55AM

Export a few formats and compare.

January 19, 2015 at 12:14PM, Edited January 19, 12:14PM

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Rag├╝el Cremades
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