10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2013 4:02 PM by citylimitfilms
dschaub2 Level 1 (0 points)

I've been struggling with the color banding problem in FCP for quite some time now...

Source footage looks GREAT (smooth gradients from dark to light in the sky, for example).

Once I bring that footage into FCP - whether it is simply displayed in FCP or rendered as a QT (prores 422 - plus all other options) there is very noticable color banding in the gradient areas of the image. 

The common answer on this forum is that color cannot be judged accurately on a computer monitor.... but the source material looks FINE on my computer monitor - no banding!  But banding is very evident once I bring it into FCP.

Hoping somebody has the magic bullet -

Final Cut Pro 6, Mac OS X (10.6.8), FCP 6.0.6