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"Output color depth exceeds project color depth" prompt needs to go.

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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For years now myself and other animators have complained about this annoying prompt that halts the render process. Most of our output presets use ProRes at a high color depth, but when working in a comp the color space is often set to 8-bit for faster work. When you go to render to a codec that is higher than the comp it give you the "Output color depth exceeds project color depth" that stops the render before it starts, and if you are working on multiple monitors you sometimes miss the prompt as it might pop up in a location you miss. You have to click OK for every single comp that is stacked up, and if you overstrike the number of returns to clear each freaking render, it sometimes accidentally triggers the render "pause" button. I've come back from lunch to find nothing rendered and this annoying, useless, unnecessary prompt sitting there staring at me. Either give us a checkbox on this prompt that says "Do not ask again" or get rid of it altogether, because it doesn't accomplish anything.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017
That sounds very frustrating and like a very good feature request. File one here: Adobe.com/go/wish

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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jackthegiantslayer wrote:

Either give us a checkbox on this prompt that says "Do not ask again" or get rid of it altogether, because it doesn't accomplish anything.

--  OR  --

Remember to double-check the project bit depth before you render.  Just make it a habit.

Problem solved, and no needless whining about AE shortcomings necessary.

Unless, of course, you have short-term memory problems.  That's a different issue.

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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Thanks for the patronizing response, but were it just myself complaining I would refrain from "whining". When you are on tremendously tight deadlines in an insanely fast paced NYC animation studio, you don't need one more hiccup in your workflow.

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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P.S. Sometimes it takes folks collectively whining in here to get Adobe motivated. Considering I had to wait two years just to have a workable version of this software on my Retina iMac (while continuing to pay for it) I don't have a whole lot of faith that my suggestions or bug reports are even being heard.

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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I know what you mean.

I can assure you though that they are heard. I have had a chance to meet with the guys on the AE team a few times and met the people who look at those bug reports and feature requests. They are taken very seriously. They are quite passionate about them!

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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If this were true then why can't they be bothered to comment on numerous top-voted feature requests? Hmmmm? Please do go into those Uservoice pages and show me just how much your team cares, because it's crickets in there FOR YEARS.

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Feb 17, 2018 Feb 17, 2018

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For embedded alpha channels, I prefer Pro Res 4444. Sometimes I am working in 8-bit imagery on purpose, as 16-bit footage will give you a slightly different look depending on the filters and blend modes you're using. Combine that with a need for an alpha channel, and it's an intentional choice that AE drops a warning for.

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That sounds very frustrating and like a very good feature request. File one here: Adobe.com/go/wish

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Feb 09, 2017 Feb 09, 2017

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I have filed this feature request before and I did again. Thank you.

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Let's see now, it's been what...4 YEARS NOW? Your Uservoice page is a joke and seems to only exists as a placebo to keep your angry customers shouting into the void. But please PLEASE do enlighten if this is not the case.

 

P.S. This question is most certainly NOT ANSWERED.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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Hi jackthegiantslaye~

I am from the future.

Please understand that my English is poor.

 

Depth.jpg

Do you see the shape of a rocket here? Click on this, change the depth in the color panel and extract it.

 

I solved it like this.

 

HDR~What's wrong when using Lumetri color is also solved with this.

 

You may have solved the problem already, but I could feel the anger and irritation you might have felt.

 

Please be peaceful now 🙏

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