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Diana Gualda
Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:18:53 am

This has been driving me mad for years...figured it was time I finally figured out the problem. If I bring up the same exact clip in both the Canvas and the viewer, the color is different. The Canvas shows accurate color, matching both the raw footage and whatever is exported from FCP. The Viewer shows the video slightly washed out or muted, which often throws me because I think it needs color correction when it doesn't. Is there a setting I need to change?


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Rafael Amador
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:02:21 pm

[Diana Gualda] "The Canvas shows accurate color....The Viewer shows the video slightly washed out or muted"
Here you say right the opposite than in the post subject:
"Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out".
Which one looks OK?
rafael


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Diana Gualda
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 18, 2013 at 5:51:41 pm

Whoops!! Got mixed up. The Viewer is accurate, Canvas is washed out.


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Diana Gualda
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 18, 2013 at 5:53:49 pm



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Rafael Amador
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 20, 2013 at 3:33:03 am

What kind of footage are you editing?
Sequence settings?
Do you have QT.7 installed?
Is the sequence rendered?
Rafael


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Diana Gualda
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 20, 2013 at 4:26:49 am

Footage is MOV files shot on Canon 7D (24p)
Sequence settings: 1920x1080 - HDTV 1080i (16:9); Compressor: H264
Yes, QT7 is installed.
Yes, sequence is rendered.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 20, 2013 at 3:26:30 pm

You shouldn' be editing that kind of footage directly in FC.
H264 is not supported.
If you have already edited your sequence you can change the sequence codec by Prores-422 and set rendering in 8bYUV or High Precision YUV.
Next time you better convert the footage before editing.
rafael


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Diana Gualda
Re: Viewer shows accurate color, while video in Canvas looks washed out
on Apr 21, 2013 at 9:51:19 pm

Thank you, the re-rendering after changing the sequence settings seems to have fixed the problem. I'll be sure to convert future footage to Pro-Res codec prior to importing to FCP.


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