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Old June 6th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hi:
I am on a MAC running FCP Suite 2 and Sorenson 5 Squeeze. I am wondering if my videos are too dark. Can some of you Windows users let me know by checking out some of my videos on www.video-vermont.com.

The good ones to check would be the marathon and the dandelion festival. Both are shot in HD.
If they are too dark...can you suggest settings. I had already made one stab at this but came up with wrong result

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Old June 6th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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I watched the Dandelion Festival - very interesting!

On my Windows-based laptop, the video seems to suffer from a wide dynamic range with the highlights being very hot and the shadows very cold. e.g., the dandelions in the opening sequence lack their detail. Not sure if this is a consequence of compressing the video for us to view or not.

Overall, I wouldn't say that the video appears too dark, though.

BTW, in the later shot of the field there are some large-leafed plants growing - are they burdock? Growing up, Dandelion and Burdock was my favorite soft drink.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Yes, I think there are burdochs...anyway, I am going to recompress with slightly different settings. I was just on to a tech at Sorenson who was looking at the marathon on a Windows LCD. He seemed to think my settings for this movie were okay. I am boost my gamma a bit I think. Everything looks find on the mac.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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Okay, just recompiled in Squeeze and boasted the gamma. Please let me know if it looks better..I also lowered the frame rate from 1:1 to 2:1


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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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Bonjour neighbour
I am working today on a Macbook and a Macbook pro.
from the macbook, all the colors look very not saturated and contrasted, even the black frame around your videos window look grey.
on the macbook pro the black is black but not in the video I watched(homemade raft) and all the colors are light,
like a ektachrome after 20 years,
so give us the nice bright colors of Kodachrome.
But you made me saw that I should not trade my macbook pro
for a macbook.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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I think you overshot your target this time, your video is too light on my calibrated PC monitor. Could use a little more contrast too (and image stabilization, but that's another story). Hopefully the attached image can help you, I suppose the background on this frame should be black, just like the background on your website.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #7
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Looks washed out on mine as well.
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