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Faded colors after rendering.

Engaged ,
Dec 24, 2020 Dec 24, 2020

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Hi!

The colors of my projects are always faded after rendering.

Here are my color settings in After Effects:

 

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Here are my settings in Media Encoder:

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This has been document numerous times before, but I haven't found a solution, as some posts are too old, concern Premiere Pro, etc.

I tried other color settings in After Effects, etc., but nothing works.

Thank you!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 25, 2020 Dec 25, 2020

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Not really helpful without any info about your color management settings or comparative screenshots. You may not like it, but I'm pretty sure that you are simply overcranking the colors because you are not actually using a color managed preview in AE and then of course a CoDec like H.264 can't accommodate the invalid color ranges.

 

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Engaged ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Hi! Thanks for your answer.

 

Info about my color management settings:

 

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Comparative screenshots:

 

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Thank you!

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Engaged ,
Dec 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2020

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@Mylenium Thank you! Now that I've provided more information, can you please tell me what to do in the future in order to avoid this problem, please? Thank you!

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Engaged ,
Dec 25, 2020 Dec 25, 2020

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Have you fixed this?

What are you using to watch your rendered videos? I always see washed out colours in Windows media player.

 

However,  when I use VLC media player my videos look fine and I use Karasawa player on android.

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Engaged ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Have you fixed this?

- - No.

 

What are you using to watch your rendered videos? I always see washed out colours in Windows media player.

- - I use QuickTime on my Mac, but people will see my videos on YouTube and Vimeo, using Safari, Chrome or Firefox.

 

However,  when I use VLC media player my videos look fine and I use Karasawa player on android.

- - My videos look good on VLC and on Firefox (via YouTube). However, my videos look bad on QuickTime, Safari and Chrome (via YouTube).

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Engaged ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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This problem has been covered numerous times before. Here is a good explanation: https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/quot-why-does-my-footage-look-darker-in-premiere-quot-co...

I applied the LUT provided in the link above on my project (using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmVgCCfI2SE), but the colors are still off in QuickTime, Safari and Chrome (via YouTube).

 

I also tried the LUT provided on this page: http://rossfairgrieve.com/fixing-youtube-colours/ , but the colors are still off.

 

I am currently working hard with an Adjustement layer using Hue/Saturation and Levels to obtain the correct colors. It's very long, but I almost found the good recipe.

In Premiere, it seems like clicking on "Display Color Management (requires GPU acceleration)" in the Preferences fixes the problem (as seen here: https://youtu.be/Qgt81-UcitY ), but this option isn't available in After Effects.

Can someone please tell me what to do in the future so I don't have to deal with this, please? I would really like not to have to deal with this in future projects.

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Engaged ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/user-guide.html/after-effects/using/color-management.ug.html#e...

 

 

Well there is display color managment in After Effects but I  have yet to look at it to be honest. You must go into file - project settings - color ... and choose a color workspace... or click the RGB icon under the video preview panel to activate it but I don't know if it is a fix. It is not something I have solved for myself yet unfortunately. Hopefully someone will jump in! 😮🤔

 

 

 

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Engaged ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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Maybe someone else could add something on the subject? It would be really nice to know what to do in the future in order to avoid all of this. Thank you!

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2022 Oct 17, 2022

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Hello,
Does anyone find a solution for this?
I have been googling for an answer for years, and now I need to to match the colour of a background video and I am really struggling to find a solution.

Thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2023 Aug 25, 2023

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Hey ! Did somebody found a solution ? Seems like it's still broken after 3 years now...

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