I started a AE Network Rendering with QT-DV Material in a hybrid network (PC-MAC). The outputs are TGAs, cause of the Watchfolder-Technology in AE. My problem is, that the output of both platforms differs. The PC Images are darker and the Mac Images are brighter. Maybe I am a NOOB, but I cant find the cause of this behave. This problem makes the hybrid network useless. My resulting TGA-sequence is flickering like the old movies from 1920. Only solution I found out, is to convert the whole QT-DV Material into TGAs or a lossless codec, before starting the Network-rendering. This would cost me to much time and space, so any help would be great.
There’s not really a way around that. Mac and PC use different Gamma values which both AE and Quicktime respect and compensate for. You can try to set both your systems to a equal color space and adjust Quicktime and AE accordingly, but using a “dumb” format that doesn’t care about color calibration is the only 100% sure way.
here is another question: “You can try to set both your systems to a equal color space and adjust Quicktime and AE accordingly”
How can I do this or where.
Why this issue is not mentioned anywhere.
How stupid that you cant use QT DV Movies on both platforms, but that makes me understand, why people are using uncompressed Formats.
My Project has 530 Clips, to change every clip into TGA sequences would result in a horrible workflow. If I had known this before…
Why this cant be compatible. Why Mac and PC uses different gamma values? How stupid is this. What a waste of time. AAAAhhh
You said: My resulting TGA-sequence is flickering like the old movies from 1920. Only solution I found out, is to convert the whole QT-DV Material…
I’ve thought of another solution:
Make your design like the 1920’s old movies. That way it’s supposed to blink and flicker like that. No worrying about expressions, the Wiggler or ANYTHING!
It’s not a bug; it’s a feature.
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