Are you absolutely sure that encoding in AEFX addresses the issue?
BTW: My understanding is that this is a QT issue and not a PPro issue.
...and it is a source of never ending frustration for me in my workflow.
I export AVI uncompressed out of Premiere Pro CS4 (big file). Bring that BIG AVI into After Effects CS4, then export out to any QuickTime codec. Gamma is same (perfect) as uncompressed AVI. This has been my (half-***) workflow. In my mind, this points to PremierePro and AME problem. This should have been fixed long time ago. Now it's a joke to have to deal with this crap.
That is why this crap is called QuiRcktime.
I will do test on it.
I am wondering why it would be though ....because I believe you have to have QT or QT Pro installed so that you have the functionality in the Adobe apps. Why would there be a difference between PPro and AEFX? Weird if it is the case but I would be happy to go with it.
Sorenson Squeeze (through version 6) has the same problem with its
QuickTime exports. So I doubt that Pr is entirely to blame.
Any time Apple is involved with anything that's not on Apple hardware
and Apple operating systems, there are issues.
Another weird thing is that it does not seem to occur in reverse. ie importing movs into PPro
Hey Harm, big fan! I've been digging into this gamma issue. seemingly it is an easy fix in quicktime pro according to Andrew Kramer. http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2008/06/fix-quicktime-gamma-shift/
I'm still working in PP and AE CS4 on my windows XP workstation. =( Can't get Quicktime Pro. (This is all in-house video for a company that doesn't like upgrades)
Any thoughts on how best to export from PP and keep my blacks, black without the gamma loss? My final upload will be to Youtube. I always use h.264 and I've never been happy with the results. I know this forum post is old but hoping to get some answers.
Any thoughts on how best to export from PP and keep my blacks, black without the gamma loss?
Sure. Don't use QuickTime.