View Full Version : Help with color output

12 December 2009, 10:53 PM
Hi, can someone please help me with incorrect colors in my output video via 'make movie'.

My composition consists of, a simple PNG background image, and video from my Nokia N900 phone on top with a color range green screen effect applied to it to remove background.

The problem is, no matter what settings I choose, I cannot get the generated .avi files colours to match what I see in AE for the preview and in the work area.

The PNG image appears too dark, and the video does not seem to show the effects I applied to it such as brightness / contrast, photo filter etc.

I know I should output uncompressed video, but it takes too long and my computer cant play it, it will buffer too much, I have more luck playing compressed video files.

Can anyone help me, with what settings I should select in 'project settings','render settings' and 'output settings' so the output video matches what it looks like when im working with it.

I have tried MS Video 1 encoding and Cine codec by radius. I increase the bits per second for encoding, set the output to thousands / millions of colours but still no luck.


12 December 2009, 10:07 AM
You are asking the wrong question. First and foremost calibrate your monitor, that's where 90% of your problems come from. For the rest:

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