3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2009 11:05 PM by Mylenium

    Color space, Windows Media 9



      I´m using AE CS3 and try to render a Windows Media 9 file. But I don´t get the colors right. The blacks are too light and the whites too dark (I´ve checked the file in both VLC and Media Player). I guess it could be a color space issue. In AE I use HDTV (Rec. 709) color space. But not sure if this is the right choice. Have also tried not to use any color space, but that doesn´t help either. Thankful for any advice.


        • 1. Re: Color space, Windows Media 9
          Impulse Fire Level 1

          dunno how to solve but i guess trick it by saturating it even morethan its supposed to look and when the render becomes desaturated it will be back to normal

          • 2. Re: Color space, Windows Media 9
            jonicef Level 1


            But it´s not possible to saturate more than black, or more than white. That´s the problem. Black becomes dark grey.

            • 3. Re: Color space, Windows Media 9
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

              Rec 709 as a project setting should not affect output in any way, as it covers the full 0-255 8bit RGB value ranges. They should only get limited when using other profiles and working in other bit-depths.. The only other thing that in my experience might cause color shifts is odd combinations of older Windows Media components with the latest AE. In these cases, the ranges may be misinterpreted. As a last thing, also check hardware acceleration options in your players. Sometimes simply a color otpion introduced by your graphics card can make things go crazy. In any case, I would, as a minor, update Windows Media player to the latest and see, if it helps.