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David IsskoHigh black level from media 100 to DVD
by on May 10, 2007 at 3:19:57 am

So what's the workaround to reset the high black level (16) from Media 100 HDe as compared with FCP's 0 black level which from Media 100 results in a pronounced lack of contrast on DVD.

I used compressor from Media 100's by reference output, then authored in DVDSP4.

How can I reset the black levels to 0.
I work in SD PAL.

Thanks
David Issko


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FlohRe: High black level from media 100 to DVD
by on May 10, 2007 at 6:54:57 am

The "workaround" is not to use Compressor, but instead use BitVice, since it can handle Media 100s and Avids "StudioRGB" Colorspace.
Another option would be to do a QuickTime export from Media 100 (not by ref or self contained, but using the "QuikckTime" setting) into any available codec and setting it to "Computer" range on export. This will map your blacks to 0 and your whites to 255.
Third way would be to acquire into a non-Media 100 codec, e.g. Uncompressed 8Bit 422 or DVCPro50. Material acquired into one of these codecs uses the "Full" RGB range.


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david isskoRe: High black level from media 100 to DVD
by on May 11, 2007 at 12:12:40 pm

cheers floh,

saw the qt 0-255 computer option straight after i posted and did a 30 sec test. works well so thanks for confirming.

i used to use bv but it was too slow. i will give it another go.

all the best
david issko


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AndraRe: High black level from media 100 to DVD
by on Jul 10, 2007 at 2:24:45 pm

[Floh] "...and setting it to "Computer" range on export. This will map your blacks to 0 and your whites to 255."

Where do you set it to "Computer" range. Do I still use the "Export from Edit Suite" Menu item?

Thanks in advance!

Yours,
Andra

Media 100 i/xr version 8.2.2

System Version: Mac OS X 10.3.9 (7W98)
Kernel Version: Darwin 7.9.0

Machine Model: Power Mac G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.6.0f1



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FlohRe: High black level from media 100 to DVD
by on Jul 10, 2007 at 2:32:33 pm

[Andra] "Where do you set it to "Computer" range. Do I still use the "Export from Edit Suite" Menu item?"

Yes, but not in V8. This is an option of V11 and higher only.


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