February 7, 2017 at 4:15PM

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Youtube messes up my RGB video colour grade!

Hi there, whenever I export a video out of FCPX it looks great, but once I upload it onto youtube it gets a saturated and vibrant look. I read online that this is because YouTube converts Computer RGB to Studio RGB. Is that true? During the upload process, it changes some of the colours. So is there a way in FCPX to colour grade in Studio RGB so the video will look good on youtube? Do I need to purchase a monitor or is there a setting in FCP or compressor? HELP!

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'Without saying what kind of files you upload there is no way to tell what can be done about.

February 7, 2017 at 8:02PM

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WalterBrokx
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Mp4

February 7, 2017 at 9:02PM, Edited February 7, 9:02PM

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Noah Rossi
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do you know this page? follow the instructions and everything will look fine!

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en

February 10, 2017 at 6:40AM

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Lutz Leonhardt
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Thank you so much! That link helped.

Noah Rossi

February 12, 2017 at 10:19PM

Actually, you can upload a high res ProRes (or DNxHD or Cineform, for that matter). and YouTube will convert it for you.

Ye,s the upload will take a lot longer, but it saves the extra step of your 264 transcode on YOUR machine. Let YouTube create the h.264 file.

I routinely upload my 10-15 minute webseries in ProRes 422HQ format and let YT crunch it for me. 2.5 hours of upload time, but it's worth it to save that extra transcode quality hit.

February 13, 2017 at 8:31PM

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Michael Kammes
Director of Technology, Host of 5 THINGS Tech Series
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Thanks so much I will try that!

Noah Rossi

February 17, 2017 at 11:23AM

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