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« on: September 27, 2020, 06:24 »
First let's start by saying although im fairly OK with colour management workflow in still i am NOT in video so beginner advice level is needed for me....

Basically, im editing videos for stock in Premiere Pro and exporting.  On my computer (VLC or windows viewer) the videos themselves play back exactly as wanted.  Colour and saturation is as i want. Both prores and h.264 outputs.

However, what im finding is when i upload to stock (SS/AS etc) the displayed thumbnails appear very washed out regarding saturation and contrast.  When playing back on the sites embedded customer end they look the same - washed out.

Im having issues separating if this is a colour management error on my *actual* videos or just an artefact of playback?

Some system details:-
- Windows 10 with Dell U2720Q monitor
- Monitor is running in sRGB and is calibrated using Dispcal
- Browser is Chrome (colour managed) and playback via VLC (also colour managed)
- Export Prores and h.264 same issues from Premiere
- Not trying HDR or anything. Simple rec709.
- Reason for running my display in sRGB not the P3 version is because a lot of windows is not colour managed so looks odd in general use outside of managed apps.

I've experimented with the Premiere colour management on/off option in the menus but cant decide which, if any, makes any difference.

Im aware of the table on https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/premiere-pro/using/color-management.html showing what are and aren't issues with different displays.

So basically, is there any reason why my videos all export to be more washed out and in Premiere, do i want colour management on or not?

Also "If the destination for your video is an online video channel such as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, or played back on an sRGB display, you must not turn on Display Color Management. If the destination for your video is a broadcaster, you can turn on Display Color Management." is mentioned - for stock video im assuming most buyers would be using a non sRGB screen?  Or shall i optimise for that?

« Last Edit: September 27, 2020, 06:27 by gnirtS »


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