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Old January 11th, 2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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QT Player bad to watch footage on?

I realized when I pulled a clip into FCP it looked different like I had messed with the gamma curves when compared to just opening it up in Quicktime Player as I have been for the past weeks.

There is a thread at DVXuser that talked about this difference, and while it's in debate, it seems that FCP has a default setting as "accurate" for gamma on playback. This is to better emulated what it will look like on a television set and not a computer monitor (obviously every tv is different still).

Anyway, I took Kaku's night footage into FCP and watched it there (at 100%)and the noise was SOOOOO less noticeable to me than when played back in QT player. Like I went in and crush the blacks a bit. Which leads me to believe that QT player's gamma is actually making the footage look WORSE in terms of noise (although you see into the shadows more).

I don't know which is more "accurate" but when when I looked at Kaku's night footage in QT Player when it first came out I was sad and thought the camera had a noise "issue." Seeing it in FCP eased my nerves a ton!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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I had the same experience. The files looked much better in Final Cut Pro fed to my HD monitor. Those Quicktime files are giving the camera a bad name.
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