Reply To: HELPPP!!!!! MY COLOR ACCURACY SUCKS IN YOUTUBE

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I think I may have a clue what is going on here. As it’s computer generated, rather than real, you’ve got a gamut problem.

In essence, and it’s best to google gamut really – but beware it’s very complex. Essentially, a computer can produce any of the possible RGB values for colours, but for broadcast, and this includes Youtube and Vimeo, not all these colours are ‘legal’. There is a standard for colours in videos, and Youtube and Vimeo, plus lots of others will process your video to bring it to the accepted standard. Usually tweaks in saturation and levels. When computer animators produce video for broadcast they use various systems to monitor the colorimetry. This isn’t new – Vectorscopes have been used for years and years, but now with computers you can have a range of colours that not every monitor can reproduce – hence the ITU-R Rec.709 spec. Looking at your quite saturated colours, this is what I think is happening.

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