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Is there an Encore CS6 (PC) workaround to avoid H.264 blu-ray encodes becoming brighter?

Dec 2, 2012 4:32 PM

There is a noticeable gamma shift when transcoding with h.264 and blacks become dark gray and pixelated. This doesn't happen when I use MPEG-2, but that isn't always an option for delivery.

 

Most of the time, my source material is either an Uncompressed QuickTime or a Quicktime ProResHQ. Any ideas?

 
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    Dec 2, 2012 5:38 PM   in reply to Creatively Bankrupt

    Stop using QuickTime.  That's what's causing the shift.

     
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    Dec 2, 2012 6:53 PM   in reply to Creatively Bankrupt

    Try transcoding from AME or compressor before bringing the file into Encore. I'm not suggesting this will fix it; only wondering if there is anything different about the Encore transcode itself.

     

    The QT gamma shift is fairly well known, but I don't use QT and don't recall what workarounds are successful.

     
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:25 PM   in reply to Creatively Bankrupt

    Quicktime has become an industry standard

     

    Agreed.  The way to solve that is for companies to stop accepting them.  The client want's your services.  They'll send you what you need, especially if you send back the QT and tell them it just doesn't work.

     
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