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  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    April 5, 2005 at 11:30 am

    Hello,

    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.

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  • Mylenium

    April 5, 2005 at 11:39 am

    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.

    Mylenium

    [Pour Myl

  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    April 5, 2005 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for info,

    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

    Anyway thanx for the info

    < the revolution will not be televised >

  • Michael Del Rossi

    April 5, 2005 at 12:06 pm

    what version of quicktime are you using on each system?
    mdr

  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    April 5, 2005 at 12:08 pm

    I am using 6.5.2 QT on both platforms.

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  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    April 5, 2005 at 12:32 pm

    sorry again,

    are there any web-links explaining this issue ? I just want to understand, the technical stuff behind this.

    thanx, u-man

    < the revolution will not be televised >

  • Michael Szalapski

    April 5, 2005 at 7:13 pm

    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.
    šŸ˜‰

    – The Great Szalam
    (The ‘Great’ stands for ‘Not So Great)

    No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons were mildly inconvenienced.

  • AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate

    April 6, 2005 at 12:43 pm

    OK THATS a perfect idea … i will make only compositings who look like they have been done in 1920 …lol
    thx for support …

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