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Ashley Ripka
Completely Stumped....
on Aug 25, 2017 at 12:56:27 pm

I have not had much experience with broadcast in the past. I have been trying to get a commercial approved and it has been rejected about 10 times for illegal RGB limits.

I am using Premiere Pro CC 2017 and I have made so many adjustments and it keeps getting rejected. I have tried video limiter, levels and fast color corrector and nothing has worked. I even had a QC specialist walk me through what to do and it still got rejected.

Obviously I'm doing something wrong. Does anyone know of the best way to export videos that are broadcast safe? The sections of my video that keep getting rejected are supers that were created in photoshop.

My current levels are:
Min Red: -24 Max Red: 263
Min Green: -25 Max Green: 275
Min Blue: -33 Max Blue: 295

These levels are supposed to be between 0 and 235, correct? How do i fix this? I have gotten so frustrated because I feel like I keep making these changes and every rejection comes back with the exact same numbers from above. Can someone please help?


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Tom Matthies
Re: Completely Stumped....
on Aug 25, 2017 at 5:13:48 pm

Is it possible to simple revise the Photoshop graphics? It might be possible to make a new preset in Photoshop using the HDTV (Rec.709) color profile and then copy/paste the original files into the new template and put those newly created files back into your video. I'm not sure if it would work, but it's a fast and easy test.

I've also herd suggested that using an adjustment layer over your entire spot and adding the Video limiting filter AND a color correcting filter--but making NO adjustments to the CC filter will clamp not only the Lum part of the video but also the Chroma as well.
I don't edit with Premiere so I can't test it, but give it a try and see what happens.

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Ashley Ripka
Re: Completely Stumped....
on Aug 25, 2017 at 6:53:49 pm

I was able to finally get it fixed. It was a frustrating process, but I just put the Video Limiter and the Levels on the adjustment layer and exported it and they accepted it.

Like I said, I'm still completely stumped and it seems as if there's not a lot of folks who export from Premiere for broadcast, so the information I was finding was limited. I'll be sure to try this next time.

We had an outside company film a commercial (this was before I came on staff here) and they gave us all of their project files for the spot that was uploaded. We needed to make a tweak to something so I was like "Hey, no big deal. I'll open up the existing project file, from which they've already rendered out a finished version, and make the change."

And the company rejected parts of the video that i never even touched. I went through 11 versions before it passed QC.


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