It would appear that Media Encoder is now applying a pretty aggressive black level shift to all footage rendered. If I render to TIFF from After Effects from a 32 bit composition it looks perfect. If I just send to Media Encoder and look at the preview, the preview "Source" and "Output" both are much much darker. Anyone else seeing this?
Simple solution, I think to myself, I'll just render out an uncompressed Animation Quicktime and load that into media encoder. Same thing. Big black level shift. Has ME 2017 broken color consistency?
Ok. I found *one* way around it. Animation Quicktime -> Darkens. Uncompressed AVI -> Remains constant. So render from AE -> AVI Uncompressed -> Mp4 results in consistent color between AE and the final deliverable.