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Mike Armstrong
washed out colours - please help me!
on Feb 11, 2009 at 3:02:21 pm

I'm not sure if this is an AE question specifically but I hope someone can help me.

I've been doing some wire removals in AE recently. I had been editing in FCP, so exported my clip into AE and did the wire removal. Then I exported that clip back using H.264 compression back into FCP.

Now all the colours look very washed out, or desaturated.

Can anyone help me fix this?

Thank you!




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Mike Armstrong
Re: washed out colours - please help me!
on Feb 11, 2009 at 3:33:06 pm

I think I solved it.

Output with 1080i60 compression and everything seems to be fine.
newbie mistake...

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Mike Park
Re: washed out colours - please help me!
on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:02:02 pm

For whatever reason, h.264 compression out of AFX seems to have that problem. There is somewhat of a fix, however. If you open your 264 clip in quicktime and go to the tab "window" and click "show movie properties", you can select the video track and under "visual settings" change the transparency to blend, set the slider from 50 all the way to 100, then change the transparency to "straight alpha" and check "high quality." Exit out and the color should come back. Now save the clip with the changes. This assumes you have quicktime pro.

Hope this helps


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Dave LaRonde
Re: washed out colours - please help me!
on Feb 11, 2009 at 4:23:20 pm

[Mike Armstrong] "I exported that clip back using H.264 compression back into FCP."

Glad you were able to figure things out on your own. For future reference, there are two things to remember:

  • Don't Export. Instead, render using AE's Render Queue.
  • H.264 is NOT a good editing codec, nor is it an intermediate codec. It's a delivery codec.


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Mike Armstrong
Re: washed out colours - please help me!
on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:34:31 pm

Thanks for the good advice guys!!

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