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Mike Throck
AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:02:59 pm

I've read a number of posts on this subject but I'm unable to find the answer.

I've got a quicktime (animation codec) that looks correct in Quicktime, but when imported into after effects looks dark.

I've tried every combination of color/working spaces, to no avail.

When I bring it into my home computer with the exact same version of AE, no problems. The issue is only on this one workstation, and trashing the preferences doesn't help.

Any ideas?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:13:09 pm

The quicktime preferences on that one machine are probably set to the wrong gamma: 1.8 vs. 2.2, or vice-versa.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mike Throck
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:14:42 pm

The video looks correct in Quicktime, I'm confused.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 7:26:22 pm

Okay, check this out:
http://community.adobe.com/help/search.html?P=1&HL=en%5Fus&FILTER=1&ARCHIVE...


Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mike Throck
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:26:04 pm

These seem to be solutions for video that appears correct in the AE comp, but incorrect in QT.

I'm experiencing the opposite.

Could this be a snow leopard issue? Everything else between my systems is the same.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:34:25 pm

If you only installed QT 10, it could be. You need to also install QT 7.x, which should be someplace on your Snow Leopard installation disk. I don't know where.

Both QT versions co-exist well.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Mike Throck
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 14, 2010 at 11:40:35 pm

I have both QT 10 & 7 installed. I'm using 7 to view the video.

It really seems like an AE issue rather than quicktime. The video looks fine in everything but After Effects (QT, Final Cut, ect.).

Should I re-install AE?


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Mike Throck
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:02:24 am

After a little more messing around, the problem seems to be specific to the animation codec. My DVCPRO HD (960x720) doesn't seem to have any gamma shift problems.

weird.


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Uli Plank
Re: AE color space issue
on Jul 17, 2010 at 9:12:48 pm

Animation is a pretty outdated codec and was never very useful for real life footage. I'd rather use something more contemporary.

Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschweig University of Arts


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