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  • Illegal blacks in FCP6 and color application

  • David Le May

    May 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Finishing a project for broadcast we noticed that FCP6 on the luminance window showed illegal blacks (below 0) so we exported to color and ticked the broadcast safe option in the set up. 0n the color application window the luminance looked good all at or above 0 so we exported it back to FCP (after render etc) now the new “color application” sequence still shows in FCP6 to have exactly the same excisions as the original sequence! blacks below 0! it is as though color has done nothing! do we trust the “color application” information and FCP is showing something weird in its luminance window?


    Dave Le May

  • walter biscardi

    May 4, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    The Scopes in FCP are not 100% accurate. They’re close, but not 100% accurate. If you apply the Levels Filter in FCP you’ll see the blacks come back up to 0. But then render and they’ll drop below 0 again. It’s a quirk with FCP and once you understand what they’re doing, you can work with them.

    If all you needed to do was raise the blacks in FCP, then all you need to is apply the Levels Filter to your timeline and probably set it up to 98 or 97.

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  • Alfi Randy

    May 5, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Use the broadcast safe filter in FCP.

    Serenity now…

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