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« on: August 05, 2017, 08:54 »
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So, I'm in a dilemma. When I edit video (basics: brightness, saturation, contrast), save it and then check how it looks video appears different if I watch it in different software.

For example, with VLC player video looks less saturated and contrast than with windows media player. So I went and checked previews of some videos that I uploaded to pond5 an FT and they look more like as in VLC player (less saturated, etc...). Then I did another test, put my videos on USB and view them on TV and they look way too much over-saturated and contrast.

So, which one is like, real thing? I don't want to over do saturations and other stuff....


wds

« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 08:57 »
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Does it look different when you play the "original" unedited file on different platforms?
What software are you using to edit?

« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 09:12 »
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So, I'm in a dilemma. When I edit video (basics: brightness, saturation, contrast), save it and then check how it looks video appears different if I watch it in different software.

For example, with VLC player video looks less saturated and contrast than with windows media player. So I went and checked previews of some videos that I uploaded to pond5 an FT and they look more like as in VLC player (less saturated, etc...). Then I did another test, put my videos on USB and view them on TV and they look way too much over-saturated and contrast.

So, which one is like, real thing? I don't want to over do saturations and other stuff....

Well, there is no "real thing". You always have to balance it so it looks good on most systems. Players and monitors/TVs use different gamma settings. It's just like audio production - you try to make it work well enough on most systems (iPod earbuds, cars, laptop speakers, expensive HiFi speakers etc.). It will never sound the same on two different systems.

The good thing is that when people buy video clips they will usually be edited by a professional (with a calibrated monitor). If it's going to TV they will use "broadcast safe" colors.

If it's just going to YouTube it doesn't matter as much. A lot of people will be watching on MacBooks or iPhones/iPads/Galaxys so you might want to see how it looks on those.

Most TVs will add saturation and contrast, but there are usually settings for that. You're probably using the "Vivid" setting or something.

« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 09:58 »
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@wds Actually original unedited file (4K) won't play in media player (blank screen) so I can't compare it to VLC player. I use Wondershare Filmora.

@increasingdifficulty I guess what you say makes some sense, although I still think it's wierd  that there's a difference between windows media and VLC player.

Anyway, I also uploaded video on YT and since YT video and previews on Pond5 and FT look the same as they are in VLC player, I think VLC player is the way to go.

« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 08:21 »
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I think VLC player is the way to go.

Seems like you've answered your question.

« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 10:08 »
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@increasingdifficulty I guess what you say makes some sense, although I still think it's wierd  that there's a difference between windows media and VLC player.

Browsers also use different color profiles. Something might not even look the same in Safari and Chrome.

It's annoying, yes, but just pick something and go with it.


 

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