Okay. I've read the Adobe white paper on proper Color Management workflow about a dozen times now, and I'm still getting some inconsistencies in my render outputs.
DPX footage assigned a Kodak 5218/7218 Profile
Project Settings: ProPhoto RGB
Linearized Working Space
Match Legacy AE QT Gamma Adjustments
Output Profile: HDTV (Rec. 709)
I'm outputting to a ProRes 4444 file.
My problem arises from using the Simulate Output>Rec709 option in AE. I cannot get the output to look like this simulated color. Isn't that supposed to work?
I can match the output to AE when I turn off Color Management and apply a Color Profile Converter effect, but there is a shift in color when viewing Simulated Color vs. using the Color Converter Effect. Even in AE the Converter Effect looks different than Simulated Color.
I was under the impression that the point of the Simulated Output and Display Color Management options were to avoid having to do this. Should I change my workflow and just use the Converter Effect on all my comps? Or do I have a setting wrong somewhere? Has anyone else come across a discrepancy like this?
Interesting. I thought it might have something to do with ProRes, but my bit depth is at 32, and the shifts I'm seeing are more subdued than the pictures in that post. It looks darker (like a gamma shift) and slightly more saturated.
I'm more interested to know why there is a difference in the simulated output vs the color profile converter. I can see the difference within AE, before exporting anything. What is simulated output doing that my profile converter isn't?