Grabed stills have attenuated highlights

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Simon McLean

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Grabed stills have attenuated highlights

PostWed Jan 15, 2020 1:33 am

I must have some setting wrong somewhere, but I've noticed that if I grab a still from the viewer, it's saved with the highlights squashed a bit. Happens every time.
I'm stumped.
Anyone know what's going on here?

Thanks.
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Marc Wielage

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Re: Grabed stills have attenuated highlights

PostWed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 am

In Project Settings -> Master Settings, what do you gave set for Optimized Media and Render Cache?

I just have ProRes 422HQ, and I don't see any difference between a still and the original image. It's 100% identical on scopes and on the display.

What are your timeline settings? I'm only using DaVinci YRGB Rec709 Gamma 2.4, nothing fancy, and the stills are fine.
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Re: Grabed stills have attenuated highlights

PostWed Jan 15, 2020 3:58 am

Hi Marc, thanks for replying.
For Optimized Media and Render Cache I have ProRes 4444-HDR
Timeline: Same as you - Davinci YRGB Color Managed Rec.709 2.4

Would the Prores 4444 compress the highlights?
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Re: Grabed stills have attenuated highlights

PostWed Jan 15, 2020 4:54 am

Marc, thanks again for replying.

I figured it out. I had put some stills on the timeline and grabbed them into the Gallery. They had their highlights reduced already for some reason and I just hadn't noticed.
Tested with my own footage and all good.

Thanks again.

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