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  • iphone video recording (MOV format) Washout color in windows

    Posted by Daniyal Qureshi on April 25, 2023 at 6:41 am

    I have recorded a video in my iPhone 12 Pro but when I transferred that video (mov file) in my computer (windows 10). The colors faded away. I even tried converting it several times with different encoders but the video doesn’t retain its original color. When I play the same mov file in the colors are there.

    What could be the possible fix for this issue?
    And Vegas Pro 17 also doesn’t support Mov file but that’s not an issue. The issue is colors are lost

    pc details also attached.

    Francois Pénzes replied 1 month, 1 week ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Aivis Zons

    April 25, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Do you have QuickTime installed?

    Vegas Pro can open .mov files, it just needs the QuickTime plugin enabled (Options -> Preferences -> Deprecated Features -> Enable the QuickTime plugin)

    As for the loss of color – it’s likely a difference in color space or something related to HDR or format incompatibility. Hard to say without you sharing the original file. Video players such as VLC typically auto-detect that and correct for it automatically in most cases.

    Solutions – I can only guess… try to install and use QuickTime if you haven’t already (both as a media player and Vegas Pro plugin), when importing the file into Vegas you can open up Properties for that media and change the color space to Rec.709 (just a guess, might not be the one) or you can also do that in project properties (change the pixel format to 32bit to unlock those options).
    On the recording end – see if you’re recording in HDR – that might be the source of this problem. Might be called “Smart HDR” in Camera settings or something along those lines.

  • Bruce Brent

    April 26, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Aivis is correct, it IS the HDR setting on your iPhone which is causing the washed-out effect. Just re-record without the HDR and you’ll get great results in Vegas Pro.

  • Francois Pénzes

    April 27, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Daniyal

    A bit off topic but couldn’t help noticing your green screen setup. Minor changes to your setup will make it easier to key out your background.

    First off, make sure that your green BG doesn’t have any wrinkles and is as flat as possible. Put your talent as far as possible from the green screen, this will reduce the amount of green light bouncing off towards your talent and create that messy halo around your talent. By the way, the proper green colour for chroma keying is Pantone 356 (RGB 0, 177, 64) non reflective. Also, lighting on your green screen should be evenly lit, have it’s own lighting and be independent from the rest. Take the time to experiment different setups and settings. Once you find the right combo, it will make your life much easier at the editing stage.

    Cheers !

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