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- April 2, 2019 at 10:52 PM #72012319
I record my video at 1920×1080 and my colors are spot on. I record with obs then transfer it to Premiere Pro. The colors are fine and there is no lag. Once I was done exporting my video, I uploaded onto youtube and the colors became dull. HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEM I GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK FROM THIS 🙁 Thx
- April 3, 2019 at 11:55 AM #72012363
What are your export parameters? Are you exporting in 1920×1080 mp4 h.264, highest quality, bit rate at least 25mbps? What does your exported file look like full screen on your PC with a viewer like VLC or Windows Media player vs. full screen at 1920×1080 on youtube? They should look the same if youtube is displaying 1920×1080.
If you can’t figure it out you can always boost the colors in Premiere Pro before exporting and see how that looks on youtube.
- April 3, 2019 at 8:49 PM #72012412
I kinda a noob at explaining so can you add me on discord? Time_Z
#9194. Also, I am exporting at 1920x 1080 mp4, h.264, not sure what is highest quality, and my target bitrate is 16. I am using VLC. Also, I am using a MacBook Pro.
Here is the image of my video before youtube
and this is the image when I uploaded to youtube.
PLS SAVE ME 🙁 Also, I do wait for youtube to be done processing my video.
- April 4, 2019 at 10:21 AM #72012443
The links to your single frames are on your own desktop so they can’t be seen. You need to post the pics on a public website like flickr and post that link for them to be seen and downloaded. Once I see them I might be able to help. My gut feeling is that enhancing the color in Premiere Pro will give you what you want on youtube.
- April 4, 2019 at 9:53 PM #72012494
- April 5, 2019 at 10:24 AM #72012558
I don’t know why this is happening but a work around is to oversaturate the video in Premiere Pro then see how it looks on youtube. I increased the saturation and gamma on your youtube screenshot and came up with these colors, which are pretty close to your second screenshot colors from VLC. Do you have a link to the youtube video that shows the washed out colors?
- April 5, 2019 at 11:32 AM #72012584
also, do u have discord account?
- April 5, 2019 at 12:27 PM #72012599
I don’t have discord. Looked at your test3 and displayed it at full HD (I think the default which you did a screen shot of looks like it was displayed at 480P) and full screen. Here is a screenshot.
It’s not as sharp as your VLC shot but much better than your 480P screenshot.
One thing I noticed is the VLC shot seems zoomed in and sharper, while the test3 video is more wide ange and not as zoomed in or sharp. Why is that? Was it the same video? Zoomed in will generally be sharper than a wider angle of the same subject.
Another thing I noticed is that the brightness of test 3 changes during the video. How did you capture the video? Why does the brightness level change?
If the answer doesn’t lie in those two things I think your best fix is still to brighten and oversaturate the video in Premiere and then see if that improves it on youtube.
- April 5, 2019 at 12:55 PM #72012600
just wondering, when i watch other people video at like 480p, it looks really nice and the colors are fine while my video seems a little dull and less saturated, is it because of my encoder?
- April 5, 2019 at 1:02 PM #72012601
also, the images i took are the same, i just zoomed it in more. I recorded my video with obs in 1920x 1080 and what is an export parameter and high quality?
- April 5, 2019 at 1:11 PM #72012602
can you pls make a discord account, I really need your help. I had this problem since the day posted my video ;(
- April 5, 2019 at 1:49 PM #72012603
Sorry, I don’t want to guide you through trouble shooting your video. What is puzzling to me is that if you uploaded the same mp4 obs video file, rendered and exported it in Premiere Pro, to youtube as you did a screenshot of in VLC, it should look the same on VLC and Youtube. So then your obs 1080P settings and premiere pro 1080P settings shouldn’t matter because the Premiere Pro output looks fine in the VLC screenshot. You are viewing the Premiere Pro video in 1080P in VLC, so viewing it in 1080P on Youtube should look the same. 480P degrades the image, essentially like watching a movie on a DVD instead of in HD . I can’t figure out why this is happening either. The only thing I can offer is the workaround I already have of brightening and over saturing the video in Premiere Pro and see if that gives you a better look on Youtube.
If you want to be sure youtube is not the problem, upload the same video you are watching in VLC to vimeo.
- April 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM #72012630
k, here is the link for vimeo
- April 6, 2019 at 9:11 AM #72012658
Vimeo link not working. Also, does obs create an mp4 file?
Put that on vimeo as well. The file before you put it in premiere and the file after it is exported from Premiere. It should be the same sequence in order to be able to compare it. Your first two screenshots were different sequences in the file and different zoom levels. Can’t really compare them unless they are the same sequence at the same zoom level.
- April 6, 2019 at 9:15 PM #72012661
so I made a new video, it just my color is off. here are the images for it. Btw, I just raised my bitrate to fix my quality but my color is still off ;( Help me….
This is after premier pro with vlc and not uploaded to youtube https://ibb.co/Hrp5nzr This is the raw recording with vlc https://ibb.co/hRPFtYb
This is the recording in youtube https://ibb.co/R0c6fnd
PLSS HELP ME!!!! Thx 😀
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by timezekrom1357.
- April 6, 2019 at 9:23 PM #72012662
This is the link to the video
- April 7, 2019 at 10:16 AM #72012676
When I look at the raw and premiere pro screenshots and clck on view at full resolution and the plus key they look identical so your Premiere Pro settings are fine. When I view the actual youtube video in HD in full screen it looks fine to me. I don’t see a problem. Possibly raising the bitrate solved the issue.
- April 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM #72012677
the color is way lighter in my youtube video which drives me nuts ;(
- April 7, 2019 at 11:41 AM #72012678
I see what you are saying. Here is a screenshot from the youtube video I just took on the left and the raw frame you posted on the right (which was the same as the Premiere frame you posted.
The video frame does have a more faded appearance. Maybe this is youtube compressing the file but I really don’t know why it happens.
But as I have said several times before, if you increase the saturation and play with the brightness and contrast in premiere pro, you will get something like this on youtube. The video frame on the left is just as colorful but slightly darker now, and the raw frame is on the right.
It’s not exactly the same but does improve the color and contrast. It’s trial and error.
I really can’t suggest anything else.
- April 7, 2019 at 11:50 AM #72012680
I had the wrong url for the color graded screenshot, it is corrected now.
- April 7, 2019 at 12:57 PM #72012681
k, let me try. Also, thx for sticking with me 😀
- April 7, 2019 at 6:50 PM #72012684
i increased the saturation to max basically in primer pro and it still looks the same ;(
- April 8, 2019 at 10:33 AM #72012718
- April 8, 2019 at 3:42 AM #72012687paulearsParticipant
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.
- April 8, 2019 at 9:39 PM #72012793
i don’t know what you said but i sorted fix my problem, check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkca8IjNP4w&feature=youtu.be
- April 9, 2019 at 9:58 AM #72012830
What did you do to fix it? What did you do different?
- April 8, 2019 at 10:04 PM #72012794
the video is unbalanced for the white.
- April 9, 2019 at 1:08 AM #72012796paulearsParticipant
i don’t know what you said but i sorted fix my problem, check this out.
I kind of explained WHY you get this problem so you won’t get it again. Sure, it does need you to actually read some serious articles and scratch your head, but if you just wanted an answer that said “press button X” it ain’t going to work.
Vimeo and Youtube have processing that gets applied to your sound and video if it doesn’t conform. If you don’t want it to change, then follow the standards – that’s why they were designed.
If you want proof – record a clip with colour bars in red, green, blue, yellow, magenta and cyan and make the colours full, or off. Then look at the colour bars your editor can probably produce as a preset. You will see the difference then. Just because you can generate it, doesn’t mean the rest of the chain can.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by paulears.
- April 10, 2019 at 9:42 PM #72013064
this is kinda my problem
- April 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM #72013083
Increasing contrast and saturation through trial and error is what he said. I think I said that a whole bunch of times. Guess I wasted my breath and time.
- July 10, 2019 at 3:23 AM #72019053vekuParticipant
Please make sure your pc can handle this and if not, optimize it: thinkmobiles.com/products/pc-optimization-software/ Tell me more about it if you are not sure.
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