Beware of Kona colour issues FCP 5 and HD
We have discovered that 10 bit uncompressed footage rendered in After Effects and brought back into Final Cut 5 displays normally until any filter is applied. At this point there is a significant color and gamma shift even before the parameters of the filter are adjusted. This does not happen with freshly captured footage, only with footage that has been converted from YUV to RGB colour space and back in Final Cut 5. Standard definition does not seem to be affected by this problem, only HD footage.
We have a second system with a Kona 2 card and Final Cut 4.5. We do not have that problem with this set up. We are thinking of going back to FCP 4.5 if the problem cannot be resolved. Aja has not responded to our concern at this point.
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