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aaron beallBanding in lighting
by on May 13, 2011 at 7:26:44 am

I've created a simple composition that uses a 3d solid layer and a point light to create a soft vignette appearance. Everything looks okay when exported to lossless QuickTime, but when I sent it to the video guy he said that after compressing there was bad banding, and I had to remove the light completely (everything looks flat and boring now.)

Is there a trick in AfterEffects to create soft lighting with minimal compression banding?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Banding in lighting
by on May 13, 2011 at 11:18:32 am

Work in 16 or 32 bit and render a sequence of files tga @ 32bit or uncompressed tiff.
Sometimes it helps to add grain.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Dave JohnsonRe: Banding in lighting
by on May 13, 2011 at 1:02:53 pm

Search the AE forum for "banding" and you'll find tons of threads with tips ... most of which center around upping the color resolution, adding grain and/or adjusting individual color channels.

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