Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to TheHB)
Do you have "enable final cut studio color compatibility" checked in your Quicktime prefs, also "use high quality video settings when available".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
Thanks for the swift response!
Wow, there's definitely a good improvement in colour matching with the 'enable fcs color compatability' option ticked so many thanks for that...
But, there still seems to be a major discrpency between what I am watching from my rendered timeline and the export version.....
Any other ideas?
I just did a few tests including another suggestion I saw of using an adjustment of the Coloursync and switched it from photos to gfx, but that made no discernable differnce to the export..
I do find the issue is more notoiceable if I have done any colour adjustment using the inbuilt FCP effects options such as the 3 way correcter...
Thanks for your help,
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to TheHB)
Just done an additional test.... viewing same exported clip in QT and mpeg streamclip
Viewing my exported .mov file using mpeg streamclip - everything looks great.....??!!
So..... how do I know how my video will look when viewed by other people? Or when posted online? I most commonly use Vimeo.....
Plus I've now seen reference to Safari / Firefox etc seeing videos in different lights..... ***?!
How will I ever know if someone views my video and it looks good or looks like trash?
Anyone, anyone..... Bueller... Bueller??
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to TheHB)
>How will I ever know if someone views my video and it looks good or looks like trash?
You can't. You have no control over whether it is viewed on a trashy $100 screen with the settings all over the place or a perfectly calibrated high end display. Just as there's no control over what TV is used by a consumer receiving a broadcast signal.
All you can do is use your scopes to make sure the video is in spec and looks good on your equipment.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to Nick Holmes)
Well, there is a bit more to it.
There ARE reference standards.
To get there you need a qualified output device (AJA Kona, Blackmagic Decklink, Matrox MXO) feeding a real reference monitor (eg FSI LM 2340 or LM 2461).
With this kind of a setup you can be certain of how your material appears. Otherwise, it's just a best guess ...