Why does ProCoder output end up darker?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Speed Dialer, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Speed Dialer

    Speed Dialer Guest

    I am not a big ProCoder fan, and one of the things that always bugged me was
    that it tends to darken the output quite a bit compared to the original
    source, or even other encoders. I have never been able to figure out why it
    does this, or how I can stop it.

    Does anybody have any experience or thoughts on this?
     
    Speed Dialer, Apr 25, 2004
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    Morrmar Guest

    I am not a big ProCoder fan, and one of the things that always bugged
    me was
    I've had a similar problem when converting mpeg2 files to avi so I could
    edit them in Premier Pro. When converting them to uncompressed RGB
    format and then dragging them to the PP timeline, the files would darken
    _considerably_, with no manipulation in PP whatsoever. This was
    obviously frustrating. I finally found that if I used the Huffy codec
    for conversion, the files did not darken.

    Unlike you, I am a _big_ ProCoder fan. Converting files to multiple
    formats in one operation is a big timesaver for me. When converting from
    avi to mpg format, the output is about the best you can get, unless you
    want to spend a couple of grand on CCE. See here:

    http://videosystems.com/ar/video_mpeg_encoder_shootout/index.htm
     
    Morrmar, Apr 25, 2004
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  3. Speed Dialer

    Speed Dialer Guest

    I've had a similar problem when converting mpeg2 files to avi so I could
    Odd. I am doing AVI -> MPEG2, and my imput files are Huffy AVIs. I might try
    uncompressed RGB to see if it makes a difference.


    Thanks, but I have already denounced the results of that article in another
    group, due to the fact that they apparently are too clueless to get TMPGenc
    to produce a compliant file. That said, I can't get ProCoder to produce a
    file that isn't too dark, so what do I know? :)
     
    Speed Dialer, Apr 25, 2004
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