I'd start by not using any 'auto' effects.
care to explain further?
Assume you are not saying that auto effects don't come out in the finished product?
Auto-... effects have a natural tendency to Automatically screw up the end result.
seems odd though.... I also increased saturation slightly using the fast colour corrector (no other option apparent to achieve this) but thats not showing either. Surely thats not an auto adjustment?
as said, the sequence looks fine in the export preview but when actually exported, it looks washed out, like the levels adjustment and saturation haven't been applied?
Did you try comparing the source material and the exported result in a player like VLC?
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When you use Auto Levels make sure you turn on Temporal Smoothing.
Temporal smoothing: The range of adjacent frames, in seconds, analyzed to determine the amount of correction needed for each frame, relative
to its surrounding frames. If Temporal Smoothing is 0, each frame is analyzed independently, without regard for surrounding frames. Temporal
Smoothing can result in smoother looking corrections over time.
Saturation adjustment can be done in the
Fast Color Corrector
Three Way Color Corrector
Color Balance HLS
Maybe a few more: have not had my coffee yet.
thanks both - no, haven't compard it with VLC.... as said, it looks fine in the export preview even, but when actually exported the effects don't seem to have been applied.
Ann - thanks for the tip on temporal smoothing... will be sure to check that.
Basically, I've put the sequence together, applied effect to relevant clips (auto-levels, auto-colour, fast color correct saturation increase, maybe warp stabiliser on a couple....), then rendered the entire work area, then tried to output as H264 for Youtube 1080p.... is there something in the export process that I am missing?
Try this: Ship the render part and do not use Preview Files.
I don't think it will allow me to export unless it's rendered as I recall....
is thre any way to 'unrender' it if I've saved the project after doing that?
Under Sequence you will find Delete Rendered Files.
But if you do not check Use Preview Files it will not use the rendered files on Export.
tried that now... still no joy.
It only seems to be the saturation and levels not coming across.... stabiliser and video transitions all working.... this is irritating me now! :-D
It only seems to be the saturation and levels not coming across.
Now for the second part.
You cannot judge the quality of the image using Premiere Pro's built-in monitors, or after export, a software media player and your computer screen. None of these things are designed to show you an accurate image. You MUST get that signal onto a properly calibrated TV to judge the quality. That's the only way you'll know if you're seeing the video as it really is.