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  • Monitor Colour Setting

  • Francis Hughes

    November 28, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Hi All,

    Im mostly editing stuff for web here and had a quick question about the colour display profile for my MB G4. A friend of mine claiming he knew what he was doing changed it to Colour Match RGB from the standard generic profile. I happened to need to load my current fcp project on to a different computer and noticed that all the footage looked washed out. What if any setting should my screen be on, or should I add this to a list of things I dont believe exist (easter bunny, Tom Cruise etc).

    Cheers!

  • Jerry Hofmann

    November 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    You can setup the computer’s display using Apple’s display prefs, but you should never judge the quality of anything on a computer display. Need to be looking at it externally on a calibrated video monitor to see what you really have going on there.

    Jerry

    Apple Certified Trainer

    Author: “Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4” Click here

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  • Francis Hughes

    November 28, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Cool thanks Jerry. Of course you are totally right, however its for web and its going to be a 480×270 flv so a proper monitor is not really need for me as people watching the video will just be watching it on a screen like mine. Mainly I just didn’t want it looking totally washed out.

  • Jerry Hofmann

    November 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Keep in mind that folks using a PC to view it are using a different gamma… usually what looks OK on a Mac screen is too dark on a PC screen so might want to raise the gamma up to about 2.2 from mac’s standard 1.8.

    That’s one reason to use H.264QT instead… it senses what is accessing it PC/Mac, and makes the adjustments automatically. Nice if you don’t have to have flv’s…

    Jerry

    Apple Certified Trainer

    Author: “Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4” Click here

    8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17″ MBP, Matrox MXO, CD’s

  • Francis Hughes

    November 29, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks Jerry, thats what I was after! Sadly I do need to do flv’s at 400kbps (roll eyes) yes I know such a heavy compression. Speaking of H.264 I read that if you export as that and simply change the extension to flv it should play in a flash player. I have no way to test this but is this something you have heard of?

    Many Thanks

    Francis

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