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How does FCPX use colorsync?

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From what I have read in other posts here, it seems that Colorsync assures that the image I see in FCPX is the same in Motion and Quicktime.  However, that consistancy of color management does not carry over into other applications. That is, when I import a clip graded in FCPX into Premiere, it appears darker. When I grade a clip with Technicolor Color Assist and view it in FCPX, it is brighter and less saturated. The difference is more than trivial. Technicolor says that FCPX is changing the color space of the clip.  So, which is displaying correct color? That is, which is displaying the digital file accurately? Premiere or FCPX? I am another still photographer working in video and accustomed to cross application color management.

  • traut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to pcalvin)

    Hey PCalvin


    Have you found any answers to this issue? I'm also a photographer use to a color managed work flow. I'm running into the issue of things looking darker on Vimeo than in FCP X or Quicktime. I have yet to read something clearly explaining color management in video.


    There are othe threads with questions about the Technicolor standards not matching FCP X.



  • traut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to pcalvin)

    Thanks for the reply. I've asked the same question in a couple other threads. I'll see if anything else comes up.


    I'm trying to adjust my project to see if I can output a version just for Vimeo upoad. I haven't tried YouTube yet. I wonder if it has the same issue.






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