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Old November 13th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #16
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Re: Added constrast when project rendered

fwiw, I've created a Solid Color Media template of Black - 16,16,16. I start all projects destined for the web by placing this generated media on the bottom track of the project - for the entire length of the project. Therefore, fades, masks, etc. will always show thru to Black 16, 16, 16.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 09:37 AM   #17
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Re: Added constrast when project rendered

Hi

That's a good idea having black 16,16,16 on the Video track.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #18
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Re: Added constrast when project rendered

Thanks Phil and Jerry for those explanations and suggestions.

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Old November 13th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #19
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Re: Added constrast when project rendered

I've done several slide shows over the years and no longer apply the Computer RGB to Studio RGB FX to an entire track because not all pictures or video need it.
Some are low contrast to begin with and having this FX applied makes then even more washed out as it lowers the high levels AND raises the lower levels.
I generally save this correction step for last and go through each image one at a time while watching the waveform monitor.
If they need correction, then I'll apply either Color Curves or Levels (use the Output settings) FX, depending on what needs to be corrected.
In some cases, I'll use both at the same time.
This does take longer (sometimes a lot longer) but the results are, IMO, worth it.

Hint: hold the shift key while dragging and dropping the FX on it to avoid having the FX window pop up if you don't need to make any adjustments other than the preset.

In the following examples, the scope will best show what each FX does to the image.
Pay attention to the difference on the scope between what the Levels FX and Computer to Studio FX does to the image.
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