5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2010 7:58 AM by Johnny Magee
Blazzy85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
when I add the brightness/contrast filter to my footage and adjust it-the picture looks normal,until I render, in which case I get flickering multi-colored frames. I'm editing prores422HQ footage at 23.98fps. The timeline is set to the correct setting, and I've tried different render settings with no luck. Any help would be appreciated...

Macbook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • mf3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem, so I figured out a go around from my problem. Instead of going to Effects, Video Filters, Quicktime, Brightness/Contrast, I am now doing Effects, Video Filters, Image Control, Brightness. It seems to automatically take care of the contrast to make it look nice.
  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)
    thought for you both: All the correction tools are very powerful and it's easy to go over the top unless you use the scopes and a properly calibrated external monitor.

    A good image from the camera is crucial to getting a good image out of any nle. There's no substitute for proper lighting in the first place, that's what distinguishes the amateurs from the pros.

    Don't mind me, I'm an old grump.
  • mf3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Even pros aren't perfect, and I'm talking about a minor tweak to get it perfect in my little world:)
  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (27,015 points)
    Use the 3 Way CC.

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  • Johnny Magee Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    In support of Jim, (and I don't know what camera you are using when I say this). But pro gear, tends to record in a bigger colour space (higher colour resolution 4.2.2) therefore when adjusting (using FCP filters for example) there's greater latitude to tolerate the adjustments. In my early days of single chip, just a few minor tweaks in brightness contrast can have the image fall off really dramatically, so you do need to get the image right when you record it i.e. even a single chip will record a great image when lit well, but under-lit, it's very difficult to make adjustments using FCP filters.