I am trying to render out a project from Premier Pro CC.
I'm using an iMac 27 inch Late 2013
32 GB Ram
GTX 780M (I believe)
Any advice or help please? It's annoying the hell out of me
They were shot with a Canon 5D Mark 3, using a custom colour profile on the camera itself. So the clip has not been graded at all in Premiere, or anywhere else. It has come straight from the camera to PP.
Thanks for the reply. Please create a new sequence and change the Preview codec to quicktime and Preset to animation then copy and paste the old sequence into the new sequence and check.
Thanks - I've attempted this and again it's not making a difference. I believe the problem is not the liveview, but the render window, as I have tried the footage in Davinci Resolve and it looks exactly the same as the PP live view window. I've also just played the video file seperately, and again it appears the same as the live view preview window...
It is only when I try to render in Premiere Pro that there appears to be a major change in contrast...
I've done some testing around my Mac and noticed a few things.
1. The original source footage is in fact showing the SAME colour as the rendered out files. That means the preview window in PP is showing me the incorrect colours/contrast (as you originally suspected)
2. Having tried your previous method, it did not seem to fix anything.
3. Even Davinci Resolve - the preview window is showing me colours that simpl do not match the renders - however the Davinci renders match the footage, and the premiere renders.
The problem is that I am seeing odd saturation/contrast on the live view player for both Premiere and Davinci.
4. When i double click the liveview player/if I Click "Motion" in the effects tab, the colour seems to pop to its normal state!?
Does this help you figure out what might be going on here?
Please check the driver version of your Graphics card. If it is not updated to 5.5.25 then please update it from the below link and then put MPE in CUDA mode and check. Please clean the media cache from Preferences>media.
I have seen a similar problem for years with PP, though not as drastic. The saturation is always lower in the rendered file. I think this is more of a quicktime issue, as PC renders don't seem to suffer the same fate. I routinely bump up the saturation when I render a final output.
I know this doesn't help resolve your problem, but it could be related.
I am lost with it all now to be honest. I think you may be right that it's a QT thing. I seem to be getting drastic increases in contrast on my renders fromn both PP & Davinci. However I've attempted to render in multiple codecs and am not getting any different effect....
Please ttry this step. Go to mac hd>library>quicktime and check if there are any components inside it. If yes, move all of them to the desktop, trash them from quicktime and empty the trash. Then restart your machine and check.
The error is in trying to use a computer monitor and software player for color correction. You can't do that. The first step in color correction is making sure that you see the signal accurately, and that means a calibrated TV from hardware.
You need to get the signal off the computer and onto such a display. Blackmagic and AJA make devices for this purpose.
I am not really sure, but I think the problem could be an issue of QT color space gamma. Apart from that, some graphics cards drivers allow you to set the video preview settings for live preview windows.
Thanks for your thoughts on this. Are you happy to perhaps link me to a device that would be compatible with an iMac? Are there any specifications my iMac needs to have for me to be able to run this properly?
You're right. I've done several tests and have done one in particular that confirms this:
I rendered out a video from PP, and uploaded to YouTube. I then cross checked both the PC & Mac versions of the YouTube video, and they are both identical in contrast & colour. However, playing the video on QT on the iMac shows that the colours are completely blown out of proportion!
THank you for your insight. I guess I'll need a reference monitor to be 100% accurate with what I'm doing.