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Martin Pedraza
Codec settings greyed out, ae CC.
on Nov 9, 2015 at 7:18:37 pm

Hi! I'm having a potentially huge problem, maybe someone can help me.

I've done some composition for an alexa workflow. When rendering, i'm supposed to export in apple pro res 4444, for log c color correction, so i'm asked to set the gamma correction to "none" in the codec settings dialogue.

It works perfectly in CS6, but i've already done some of the work on CC, and the codec settings button is grayed out on it. What do i do? What could be causing this?

CC:



and cs6:



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Codec settings greyed out, ae CC.
on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:58:40 pm

I'd backsave the AE CC project file to CS6 and render out there.

The AE CC versions have... um, issues. Yeah, that's a nice way of putting it...

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


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Martin Pedraza
Re: Codec settings greyed out, ae CC.
on Nov 10, 2015 at 5:08:02 am

Wait. This is embarassing.

You can save for CS6 on CC? How do i do that?


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Walter Soyka
Re: Codec settings greyed out, ae CC.
on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:50:40 am

Starting with Ae CC (v12) on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher, Ae uses Apple's newer OS-native ProRes encoder, not the older 32-bit QuickTime encoder (which required separate installation via Final Cut Studio, etc.). It's likely that Apple's new standard encoder doesn't support the gamma correction adjustment.

What does this toggle actually do? Automatic tells the ProRes codec to convert RGB sources with 1.8 gamma to ProRes's native 2.2 gamma. None tells the codec to leave the gamma untouched:
https://documentation.apple.com/en/finalcutpro/professionalformatsandworkfl...

Does this make a difference with Ae? We'd have to test to be sure. As Dave mentions, Ae CS5.5 and higher can down-save to the prior version's format. In Ae CC, that's File > Save as > Save a copy as CS6.

Walter Soyka
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Martin Pedraza
Re: Codec settings greyed out, ae CC.
on Nov 10, 2015 at 1:09:15 pm

Appreciated, I think this will work. Thanks!


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