Trying to wrap my head around color profiles, workspace etc in an attempt to tailor it for my specific workflow.
-Shot on an EX3
-Edited in Final Cut
-used a script to bring in my Final Cut sequence into AE (FCPToAE script)
-color correction, effects, etc in AE
Now, my footage comes into AE interpreted as sRGB profile. Is that correct? Shouldn't it be HDTV Rec. 709? I understand to set my depth to 32 bit float, but what about my workspace profile?
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:53 am
Joined: 08 Mar 2007 Posts: 77 Location: Phoenix, AZ, US
Weird, I would think that it would come in to AE as Rec709.
I'm still SD. Premiere to AE. I have calibrated my LCD with Huey, so the monitor has a profile. The footage comes in as NTSC SD. Under the View menu, the use monitor calibration is checked, and I need to also go in and set simulate display to NTSC SD. This ends up matching on screen to what I see on calibrated NTSC monitor... very close to perfect.
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:07 pm
Joined: 29 Oct 2008 Posts: 21
Well, its gotten even more confusing. Wishing I would have tested this before I started...live and learn.
It appears that when I import the XDCAM Footage via either Log and Transfer or XDCAM import, during the rewrap/transcode process Final Cut removes the HDTV (Rec. 790) Y'CbCr profile. So when the script references the .mov files there is no profile tagged and gets interpreted as sRGB. Meaning that anything above 255 gets clipped. Now, if I bring in the original XDCAM file, the .mp4 file backed up straight from the SxS card, AE reads it properly with the HDTV (Rec. 709) Y'CbCr profile and I get the super whites above 255.
I can use the AE "Replace Footage" function to link up to the original XDCAM file, which comes in with the correct file. The film is close to 15 minutes long and I can't figure out how to easily reattach the files to the originals because the names are different. Any suggestions besides looking at every clip and selecting manually?
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum