I have a weird problem with AE CS6. If I apply a Ramp effect, set one of the colours to a dusty red, for example, the use the other colour's eyedropper to sample from the newly red swatch in the effects window, the second colour does not match. It is fairly close, but visibly greyer and checking the RGB values bears this out. If I change my Mac's display profile in System Prefs, the exact shift in colour also changes. If I use an sRGB display profile, the problem goes away.
But I have calibrated my NEC monitor and an sRGB profile is nowhere near accurate, I want to use a custom profile that my calibration tool produces.
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Also, the same problem does not exist in AE CS5.5 - changing the profile has no effect on the AE eyedropper.
The source of the issue is that the color chips are not color managed for display in the way that the viewer content is. Fixing this is somewhere between a bug fix and new feature work... but we're aware of it either way.
Oh. Thanks Todd. It took me by surprise, I felt sure the behaviour was different until recently. Maybe something changed in my system. But how come it's not happening in CS5.5? Was there some UI changes I forgot about?
I would expect this same behavior to occur in After Effects CS5.5. I'll have a look when I'm in the office tomorrow.