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Stephen Roberts
Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:49:32 pm

Hi everyone!

I built some animations with Illustrator and AFX. I rendered as Lossless .mov files and then brought into PSD as layers to make GIFs. Great! The resulting GIFs matched the color I was seeing in Illustrator and AFX.

Now the client doesn't want GIFs, but instead wants .mov or .mp4s

But when I render from AFX and look at the .mov or .mp4 files in Quick time player, they look washed out. The final product will be viewed on the web. Help! Do I trust that the original color will come through? Is there something wrong with Quicktime player?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:53:55 pm

No clue!

You haven't told us what you've shot (or made), or whether you thought using some kind of Color Space was cool.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stephen Roberts
Re: Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 7:59:45 pm

Sorry! ... it is all Illustrator artwork. Flat simple shapes. The color in Illustrator, AFX and the final GIFs from PSD all matched.

But if I just look at the .mov files, they look washed out.

(What's weird is I made the GIFs from these same washed out .mov files )







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Dave LaRonde
Re: Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:04:30 pm

I suspect your QT viewer is the culprit.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Stephen Roberts
Re: Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 8:13:28 pm

good! ... I'm just using the free QT player that comes with the Mac OS (doesn't seem to have any settings).

Oh... when viewed using VLC (an mp4 not the .mov (VLC can't open .mov files?) the color is better, more saturated (maybe too saturated)

Thanks Dave!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Lacking basic color understanding!
on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:24:51 am

If you're making animated gifs, I recommend Photoshop. I wouldn't mess with AE... and your color questions go away, too.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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