Why are my colors so off when I export?

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Why are my colors so off when I export?

Postby DigitalSoju on 12/12/2015, 11:22 pm


I've been editing in premiere and like my colors the way they look in premiere itself , but when I try to export with the new h .265 HEV codec, my colors are way off. In the attachment you can see how different the orange colors look. I tried to put it on high settings.
Is there something I've done wrong or should I go with another codec? I heard the HEV codec was supposed to be great for quality vs file size.

EDIT: I've also tried "render at maximum depth" and it was the same.

settings sample.jpg
wrong colors.jpg
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Re: Why are my colors so off when I export?

Postby JPT7505 on 12/13/2015, 1:14 am

What's playing also plays a part but what happens if you export in h.264?
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Re: Why are my colors so off when I export?

Postby al board on 12/24/2015, 3:02 am

Have you checked the levels of the video signal? You can do that with the Lumetri Scopes.
On a recent project I had similar issues due to levels being too high. Adding an adjustment layer on top with a limiter (Broadcast Colors) made things even weirder when exporting directly to H.264. To solve this I did the following:
1) Export to DNxHD (as a temp master)
2) Create a new sequence from the temp master file.
3) Apply "Broadcast Colors" (adjust the range to your needs)
4) Export again.
The resulting files looked exactly the way they did in Premiere, no matter the format.
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