Color Management - Help with expectations


Hello all…

I’m running into an issue where the Viewport display doesn’t match the final output.

I’m a 3D artist working in 16bit sRGB - Linear color space and when I render out to H.264 there is a drastic change in quality. There’s heavy banding and the light/dark values are causing major issues with pixelation.

However, rendering an image matches exactly. WHY!!! :weary:

What am I doing wrong here?

Why cant I render out what my viewport is showing me?

Thank you for the time.