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I've just been recording on my iPhone 12 and I've just imported the videos into Premiere Pro, and the colour is completely different to the original file?
It is really saturated and bright, but I haven't even touched any colour grading settings. I even tried to export it without touching any colour settings, and it outputs the video with this weird saturation,
This is the original file from the iPhone:
This is what happens as soon as I load it into premiere pro:
I've tried uploading the iPhone 12 footage to an old 2017 version of Premiere Pro that I have and I don't have this issue at all.
Has anyone seen this issue and got any advice?
Definitely helped - but still a little out:
Original vs Updated:
How are you viewing the original. Which app was used in the phone.
Post comp spec, OS build and Pr build and version.
If you're working on a Mac, there's a spot of trouble. The Mac ColorSync utility mis-applies the Rec.709 standard in two main ways:
This makes working on a Mac somewhat difficult, as it isn't showing the file correctly according to the Rec.709 standard. And Premeire Pro is hardwired internally to be used on a system with monitors running according to the Rec.709 standards.
That's why they added that display color management option, so that PrPro will instead look at the monitor's ICC profile, and remap the image to more properly show Rec.709 data correctly. Which mostly 'fixes' the issue inside PrPro.
However, due to the Mac ColorSync utility improperly displaying Rec.709 media in most any browser/player app, outside of PrPro it's dicey. My understanding is there are a couple players that do not allow ColorSync to manage them ... might include VLC, not sure about that ... but most everything will have color by ColorSync.
Understand ... every screen out there is different between screen type and calibration (if any, likely not), brightness of viewing environment, the player involved, and any user settings. There's no way anyone will ever see exactly what's on your screen. Many screens will not even be particularly close. No colorist can get around that problem either.
So the 'standard' working process is to work on a system as close to the standard as possible, and then just let it go. This at least gets your media looking relatively close to other professionally produced media on most screens. And that's the best you can do.
Out in "the wild" you don't have any control. And if you change the image to look better on one non-standard screen, it will now look worse on at least half the screens out there
Did you find a solution that worked for you? I am having this same issue in both Premiere and After Effects.
Did you read this thread through? It's actually covered (fairly? sort of?) well.
There is a problem working with 'standard dynamic range' video with Premiere Pro on a Mac: PrPro is designed to be used on a system using full Rec.709 standards. But the ColorSync utility on a Mac doesn't apply the full standards.
So you can mostly get around this within PrPro with the 'display color management' preferences option selected. Within PrPro, your image will be shown following Rec.709 standards as close as PrPro can do on that system.
But outside of PrPro but on a Mac, the Mac ColorSync utility will for many browsers and players show the file strikingly differently. Because again, it's following Apple's unique sense of color management.
It's a "thing" that's there, and there isn't any real fix. Just that once you understand where the problem comes from, you can decide what you want to do to work around it. And yes, that's very frustrating.
Thank you for the insight, Neil! I appreciate it. However, I am not having issues with a Mac. I am having issues importing my iPhone 12 footage. Any other iPhone clips, drone footage, DLSR videos, etc works just fine. It is specifically causing the issue with only iPhone 12 footage. My Premiere Pro and After Effects worked just fine with the coloring of clips until I bought the new iPhone.
I unfortuantely didn't get it sorted. I was on support chat, phone calls etc for a long time but nothing fixed it!
I just was on support chat and found a work around. If you import the footage into iMovie, when you're exporting, unselect HDR. Then it imported with accurate coloring. They said they are working on fixing this within the Adobe programs and it will hopefully be fixed in the upcoming updates.
Ahh, it's an issue with the iPhone 12's "HDR" recording's process of encoding the file ... interesting.
There are a number of cameras that the makers have come up with unique processes to record/write file data that "technically" are within the specifications yet so rarely done that they are not particularly well supported.
Apparently, this is another case. But thanks a ton for sticking with this, so they can sort it out.