Do you have any Working space set for the project or any interpretations applied on the footage(s)?
Also, have you used any Display Color Management ?
Please provide us some information regarding OS, tech specs of the machine, Comp settings, footage information and Project settings as well.
The current version of Color Finesse ignores AE's color management, so if you have color management enabled (a working space or footage interpretation enabled) you'll see a difference between the Color Finesse full interface and AE's own preview display.
You avoid this issue if you use Color Finesse's Simplified UI in the effects control window.
Thank you very much for your response. Like I said I really am a beginner to after effects so i'm not entirely sure what you mean by color management. I had a quick google and tried to find how to disable it and the option that usually lets you is greyed out for me:
I would use the simple interface but I quite like the full interface's secondary options that let me bring some life back into the skin tones. Any further help?
In Project Settings check that Color Management is off, as in this grab:
You want to make sure that Working Space is set to "None".
Also, what type of footage is this that you're color correcting? Does the problem occur if you try a different type of footage?
Any chance you can send us the problem footage? You can send a Dropbox (or whatever) link to us directly via the email address support "at" synthetic-ap.com.
Yes working space is set to "None".
I'm sending a "We transfer" link to you if that is okay? All footage files are of the same type (.mts) and i'm having the same issue with .mov and .mp4 files.
(I am very rushed with this project as the deadline is friday at noon).
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I've been experimenting with the footage you sent and I'm not able to see any mismatch between the Color Finesse preview and the AE preview.
There are two settings that can produce a mismatch. They should be set correctly by default, but you should check them just to be certain.
In the Color Finesse UI Preferences, in the General tab, make sure that the Use Traditional Gamma checkbox is checked.
And in AE's Project Settings, in the Color Settings group, make sure that the Match Legacy After Effects QuickTime Gamma Adjustments checkbox is checked.
See if that helps in your case.
I've tried the suggested steps and whilst "Match Legacy After Effects QuickTime Gamma Adjustments" was unchecked, I checked it and nothing changed.