Strange Color/Brightness Shift in After Effects/Premiere with ProRes Import...

Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Hi.
I've been struggling with finding a solution for this problem for the past two days now. I have a ProRes file ready for VFX work on AE. When I play it in VLC it looks just fine. But when I create a new comp on AE with it it looks less colorful- the black level not appearing fully black, and as if the brightness was pumped up and contrast down. I have gone through all of AE's settings and many forum posts and found no solution. Tried changing AE's color space, display's color space and so on.
A few interesting tidbits:
-The same problem appears inside Premiere.

-When using Mocha inside of After the video looks just fine with no color shifts.

-When exporting ProRes out of AE it also looks just fine.

-When I import one of the original, source files it looks fine.

So I've come to the solution that the problem is with Adobe programs playing/previewing my ProRes file back.

Does anyone have any idea on how to solve this darn problem? I'm lost.

Roy

(Attached are the two examples- the first is from VLC and second is from Pr)

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Community Beginner , Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

Long after giving up, I managed to find a solution to this problem myself on Premiere Pro (I believe the same thing works for After Effects too)-

In Premiere, go to Effects>Lumetri Presets>Technical>Legal to Full Range 10-bit (or whatever bit rate your ProRes export is). Add this effect to your ProRes clip. BOOM. Done.

Note: When exporting non-ProRes files (H.264, etc.) out of Premiere this method will fix your export files. But when exporting ProRes remove/hide the effect and then proceed export

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Nov 29, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Did you try change comp to 32bpc?

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Yes. It has zero effect.

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Well, the only thing I can think rigth now is use "interpret footage". This color link is huge, try go to "Intepret footage" in this page with ctrl+f and see if works... Managing color in After Effects

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Nov 30, 2018 Nov 30, 2018

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Hi,

Yes- I tried that before and didn‘t work. Tried to match the ProRes’ file color space but it didn’t change a thing.

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Are you working on Mac or Windows? ProRes works best for Apple. Try read all "managing colors in After Effects" link , there are several things you can do. Maybe you need match the ProRes and configure the output preview panel too. I found this The Adobe After Effects Import Guide (Part Two): Codecs

But, if you export in another uncompressed format and re-import, don't work for you?

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Long after giving up, I managed to find a solution to this problem myself on Premiere Pro (I believe the same thing works for After Effects too)-

In Premiere, go to Effects>Lumetri Presets>Technical>Legal to Full Range 10-bit (or whatever bit rate your ProRes export is). Add this effect to your ProRes clip. BOOM. Done.

Note: When exporting non-ProRes files (H.264, etc.) out of Premiere this method will fix your export files. But when exporting ProRes remove/hide the effect and then proceed exporting.

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Thank you so much for this. it just saved my hide.

 

do you or anyone else know why this is a thing? Probably a dead forum, but gonna put out the ask anyway.

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