I'm trying to block out something on a dark grey background. I make a solid and colour pick the grey in the background (it's 11,11,11 RGB from an imported PNG), but as soon as I put this "dark grey" solid on top of the image it's pure black that stands out. I tried making blocks in Photoshop and overlaid those images ... same thing. I find it odd that it's messing up everything but the first PNG image I imported. <sigh> Any suggestions as to why it's correcting solids and any other imported PNG's?
Yes, that's exactly my problem. This video will be on a huge screen at an event, which is why I just explained how the three black blocks should be dark grey. I used a solid and set the colour with the colour picker, it picks up the 11,11,11 grey but when it's dropped into the time line to cover the three items on screen the solid goes black. I did a hack and tweaked the curves to get it closer, but it's still not a 100% match. So ... why does Premiere Pro change the grey to black?
The more I test this the more it breaks. So I liked the idea of EGP, so I tried it. I made a solid image of that background image (I uploaded it here if you wanted to follow me, https://file.io/0koOgBqoDNHH) then I put it in a new time line, then I added a colour matt (the 11,11,11 setting). Finally I added a EGP block on top of that. The result is amusing ....
Now the imported PNG image has gone black, the colour matt is grey as wanted and the EGP block (also set to 11,11,11) is also black. I keep reading how strict Adobe is with colour management so it makes me wonder why it's being so odd in this case. <Sigh> I'm sure its some random reason or setting that I just don't know about, some form of colour management on certain items.
Thanks for trying never the less, if you want to poke at it some more feel free, it does annoy me when I don't know the answer but as you know, production can't stop for one bug.