.mp4 files render out with more contrast and darker
Hope someone can help me get better video renders that match the time line color and contrast better. I’m rendering out some family footage of my boys when they were younger.
I put a color balance and curves to correct the lighting. The original source footage is from the Canon 5d Mark ii, 1920x1080p 29.970fps. I had the color and contrast exactly how I wanted it in the sony vegas video timeline preview. I also checked my video scopes waveform and it looked like I had all my colors/luminance above 0 and below 100 (no pure black pixels & nothing blown out).
I rendered using the sony vegas template
“MainConcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4)”
“Internet HD 1080P”
As you can see in the picture my final video playback does not match what I had done in the timeline. It is generally darker/more contrast than how I want to the video to look (also windows media player is the worst at representing colors…why?). I’ve had this problem with other projects that I’ve worked on where the final render did not match what I saw in the timeline. Its a bit frustrating as I’ve not found any answers that online that have helped me with this.
So please any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also please don’t bother telling me that you like the more contrast look because that does not solve my problem. In my mind my final render should match what I see in the timeline (is that a wrong assumption?).