Quicktime Photo-Jpeg giving flat colors and contrast.

  • kiratsinhjadeja avatar
    kiratsinhjadeja 4 Sep 2012 03:27

    I am working on a timelapse and have done some color grading.When I render using quicktime h.264 or photo-jpeg, I don't get precise colors and the contrast is also flat.

    On the other hand quicktime render using animation and png codecs is awesome.

    But the problem is that the file size is pretty huge.I also see banding in photo-jpeg and h.264 renders, which is ofcourse not present in original composition or animation/png codec renders.

    Can you suggest a compression that maintains colors plus gives a size under 1GB?

    Photo-Jpeg render frame:


    Animation render frame:


    You can see how flat photo-jpeg looks.Also hasn't rendered the colors and contrast properly.

    Along with this, can you help me install DNxHD codec?I downloaded it and it has 2 folders, Source and TestFrames.What next?
  • vadervideo avatar
    vadervideo 11 Sep 2012 22:37
    Perhaps this will help when rendering or simply producing in AE for time lapse (assuming you are working with a sequence of images of course):
    Video How to Tutorials
  • SimpleIconic avatar
    SimpleIconic 14 Sep 2012 07:17
    Also, viewing a file in different players can have a difference in how the file is being interpreted. Try VLC, WMV Player and Quicktime and compare what you see.
  • kiratsinhjadeja avatar
    kiratsinhjadeja 19 Sep 2012 03:00

    Thank you for your help, I would rather render in DNxHD, same size, plus 10 bit. :)