I have an old project file that I just openned up in Premiere Pro 2022 and the project files have .MOV files. The propertoes of the footage are here, note the color space as I think that's the issue.
Type: MPEG Movie File Size: 211.94 MB Image Size: 1920 x 1080 Frame Rate: 29.98 Source Audio Format: 44100 Hz - Compressed - Stereo Project Audio Format: 44100 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo Total Duration: 00:03:21:25 Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0 Alpha: None Color Space: Rec. 2100 HLG Color Space Override: Off Input LUT: None Video Codec Type: HEVC 10 bit 4:2:0 Variable Frame Rate Detected
The sequence has a color space of Rec. 709. The footage inside the sequence timeline looks very overexposed, but in the Source Monitor it looks normal. I tried openning the same .MOV file within a new project file and I get the same issues.
The only thing that has helped is adding the SD Conform effect on the footage to make it look closer to normal. This did not happen in Premiere Pro 2021, so I am not sure what's changed now in 2022 that's causing this problem to arise. Feels like I have to color correct every .MOV file I now import... I noticed this "bug" when I was trying to work on some new footage I have in .MOV format, so I figured let me look at some old project files where I also used .MOV files.
Adobe Support please advise, or if anyone has any tips or information that'd be appreciated.
They made changes to the color management within Pr in the 2022 version ... both for options for user control that haven't been there before and a few new 'default' behaviors.
The new parts are CM controls in the Modify/Interpret Footage dialog from clickin on a clip in a bin, and the Sequence Settings dialog for working on a sequence.
Tne new default behavior is they 'adopted' the manufacturer's 'standard normalization' for several DSLR camera log media styles. If Pr recognizes that something is say S-Log ... it auto-normalized that media to what it expects the user would want. Unfortunately, some users seem to be having troubles with this.
This is I think mostly an issue if the files were shot in HLG in the camera. I've got some Sony A7s3 files that work fine, but most of the ones that are problematic were shot in HLG. Supposedly one should be able to apply an over-ride in the project panel or simply match the Sequence color settings, but that clearly ain't working for many users.
I'm trying to get some help for this but haven't had a response so far from any engineers.