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White turns to gray after export

Mar 1, 2013 3:57 PM

Tags: #color #premiere #different #gray #white

There were some questions about this same issue, but I did not find an answer. I have two simple layers. A simple video (.mov) with a white background. Then I have another layer on top of that, a white box graphic. If I export that, everything is fine. QuickTime Player and VLC plays both whites quite gray, other players play them white. But fine so far. However, when I use Fast Color Corrector for the bottom video layer to make it just a bit more white (overexposuring it evenly), horrible thing happens.


Now after export QuickTime Player shows two totally different whites, the very white background and the box is very gray in comparison.


What do I do to fix this? Very strange. Could not find any gamut / color interpretation functions to fix this. There must be a solution?

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    Mar 2, 2013 10:45 PM   in reply to distriller

    Not enough info.


    Are you on a PC or a Mac?


    If a PC, don't export to MOV. Use H.264.

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    Mar 3, 2013 8:03 AM   in reply to distriller

    Seems like a QT problem.  You say you need it, but it may turn out you just can't use it.

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    Mar 3, 2013 2:00 PM   in reply to distriller

    How can the graphics contain same color as background in one player but different in another player?


    This is why you don't use software players for QC.  They can and do affect the signal.

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