How can I turn off the green indicator in the program window, that highlights my blacks that contain no image information. I applied a three-way-color corrector via an adjustment layer. Many thanks!
thanks for the reply. The screenshot is rather smallish but you'll get the point: when color correcting with the 3-way-color-corrector, I deliberately squashed the blacks. These squshed blacks are indicated in green in the program monitor (and would disappear again if I brighten the blacks). I find this indication rather irritating and want to switch it off. But I don't have the slightest clue where!!!???
I am running on a MacBook Pro, OSX 10.8.3, my graphics card is:
Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0116
Revision ID: 0x0009
gMux Version: 1.9.23
I shot on a flat picture profile with a Nikon D800 and played with the input levels in the 3-way-color corrector. Again, if I brighten the whole image, these indicators will disappear; if I darken the image, they will grow. It is not an artefact, it is a way to show me my crushed blacks. Like a zebra function in cameras. I just cannot find a way to turn this off.
I think you are mistaken that what you are seeing
is any sort of 'clipping indicator'... unless that is a
mac-only function of Three Way Color Corrector.
I have never seen it, and can not reproduce.
I suspect your graphics card and/or driver.
that's strange. The effect is definitely linked to the color corrector, because when I delete the effect, the green disappears. I will export parts of the video and see whether this indication is still there (of course it should disappear). Funny thing is: I edited on an iMAC AND my MacBook Pro (so two different machines). Still the effect stays the same.
so I exported a clip with the green stuff - and it is still there. When I delete the adjustment layer for these clips and apply the three-way-CC directly on the clip, I can crush the blacks without these artefacts.
So it's a bug. Finding out how to get rid of it will be a larger issue, I guess....
Finding out how to get rid of it will be a larger issue, I guess....
Step one will be getting someone else to be able to duplicate it.
Can you duplicate this with any other video clip? If so, can you find, or shoot a very short clip. Just a few seconds? So that you could post the original untouched video online where we could download it. Then post the project file as well. That way we, and Adobe, could easily see how to replicate the problem.
Otherwise, just post the project file and we can try to duplicate it with our own footage as we replace yours with our own. You would just need to be pretty specific about the frame size and duration and codec of the original footage.
thanks for your offer to help. This is a serious bug!!!! I re-did the color grading, the green disappeared only to appear again in the exported video! There are deadlines approaching I don't have the slightest clue how to solve this.
Yes, I can post a clip. I can also post the project file but it is huge (100MB). Where should I upload it to?
Are you guys from Adobe?
Granted, it does sound like the same problem.
But, unless someone comes along that can first reproduce your error,
and then suggest a fix, you are unfortunately adrift and on your own.
To finish on time, you might try a different CC method
I will export one more time (six hours) disabling maximum bit depth. Re-grading the whole 30-min doc will take too long. Thanks for trying to help anyways. Will have to switch to another platform if CS6 is so unreliable (just came from FCP).
If anybody is interested playing around with the project and two sample files please download here:
I can't reproduce this even with your media. Both clips worked fine inside of PP, with and without GPU acceleration, and the export came out fine as well.
My best guess is a problem with your graphics card and/or driver.
Hi Steven& Jim,
very strange. No, it's not Magic Bullet (Looks or Denoiser) because the artefacts appeared before I applied them. Did you tweak the blacks so they were crushed? So if it is the graphics card or driver we should find out which one. Where can I find the information on my driver (I am on a Mac OSX 10.8.3; 2Ghz Intel Core i7; 8GB RAM 1333 Mhz DDR3). Thanks, Carl
It's a stock/standard early 2011 MBPro. I've never had any other graphics anomalies with any Adobe products or with FCP.
I dealt with the problem by adjusting the black levels so that the blacks weren't clipping. Fortunately, that looks okay with the rest of the scene now, but it might not always work.
I crushed the heck out of them just now to make sure. Really dark. RGB 0,0,0 in the shadows. No problem at all when I exported.
It just ocurred to me that we never asked what you were exporting to. I almost always export to H.264 anymore. If for Vimeo, YouTube, or a corporate web site. What are you exporting to? If it only happens on export, that seems like it might be the next place to look.
I noticed it before I exported, so I didn't export. I did render for preview and it was still there.
And just to confirm, I was using the 3-way color corrector. I don't have Magic Bullet installed.
I agree with Joe and Jim that this feels like a graphics card or driver problem. Despite several requests, only carlborromao has yet posted specifics on the graphics card [Intel HD Graphics 3000 VRAM (Total): 512 MB)], and nobody has specified the driver.
Until we have a complete picture of this data for the people who are hitting this issue, we simply cannot help.
Apparently, Mac's don't explicitly report the driver version; as far as I've learned, the best indicator is the OSX version. carlborromao's is a MacBook Pro, OSX 10.8.3
Andy: are you referring to disabling Maximum Bit Depth in the sequence settings, the export settings, or elsewhere?
And carlborromao and Tom: does this change resolve the issue for you?