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Old November 29th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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New issue-
When you preview videos im editing the preview monitor is out of color...but if I put an effect on it, it looks normal, any ideas?

Maybe my monitor is going?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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One really should not judge color or exposure on any computer monitor regardless of type UNLESS it's an LCD thats been color corrected with color bars, waveform scope and vectorscope and even then it may never show true colors or exposure. Obviously a true production monitor with bluegun, properly calibrated is the best way to judge but a small TV that has color and exposure correction available can work nicely as well.
Take a clip that has known values, blacks, whites grays, then a set of color bars and adjust as needed but be careful as TVs can be a far off as a computer monitor.
As for a clip changing color values by applying an FX to it first I must ask what FX are you applying and second I haven't seen any FX other than color correction, 2ndy color correction, levels, HSL adjust, and others that were made to adjust color change the color values.
Last question is what is 'normal'? I don't ask to be a smarta** but it goes back to the monitor you're looking at. Again, computer monitors are about 2nd from the bottom on the list to judge color and exposure.
I use a couple of HP LCDs for editing and when I first hooked them up the one I use for preview was so far off the the TV I've been using for about 3 years I thought I would never get the LCD to match and guess what. I didn't even though I got it close but I trust the TV as I know it's about as right as right can be.
Try hooking up a TV thru the camera using composite or component depending if it's SD or HD(V) and see what it looks like there.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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Make sure the "split screen" button is not clicked. Little icon above the preview window, a rectangle with a circle in it.
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