I'm working on a mograph project and I'm running into an issue with my exports not matching what I am seeing in AE. My color workspace is set to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and on export AE I make sure the color space is the same.
I've tried the QT-Gamma correction LUT avenue but the colors are still not accurate. Also when I try to export into a QT file (Animation Codec) and then encode the file to a .mp4 in Media Encoder the colors get desaturated. When I import the .mp4s into AE the colors match but when viewing in QT or outside of AE the colors are washed and for some comps, the colors are shifted. When doing research I saw that this might be an issue with QT and when you upload to a platform the colors should then be corrected but that's not the case, the colors still are off.
Another issue I noticed is that when I have AE and Illustrator files open side by side the colors are not even matching there and I double-check that the color spaces are both sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and that Illustrator is in RGB and not CYMK mode. In both of the programs, the hex codes are the same.
I understand exporting straight into H.264 will cause some changes in color, but what else can I do, and/or am missing if they get washed with the .mov-->.mp4 encoding workaround?
I saw one thing on the forms about hardware encoding vs software, I tried that and still got off colors
Also, why is it that some comps are closer to the correct colors and others that have a different orientation are hue shifted when all the export settings are the same?