Full range luminance level 0-255
Hi, I made this thread to help @CedricBonnier with Hitfilm misunderstanding of luma levels.
Part 1 - Context:
The camera let me choose two luma levels
- 0-255 Full range
- 16-255 (really strange)
I always shoot full range 'cause compatibility
Part 2 - Hitfilm (Pro v6):
I usually transcode my footage to DNxHD for a smooth editing process but sometime for a fast preview I put the mp4 video straight out from the camera to the timeline, and noticed that the DNxHD (that uses quicktime) looks more "flat" shadows and highlight are not out of the range while the mp4 is more contrasty with SH and HL blowed out.
Part 3 - Media:
Here two frames exported from the hitfilm viewer:
4K MP4 h.264 @100 Mb 0-255
Media info: https://pastebin.com/Ni3pvznK
1080p DNxHD @170Mb 0-255 (I think)
Media info: https://pastebin.com/PCJM35FG
*footage are ungraded anf just added to the timeline
Part 5 - Suggestions:
- The possibility to set luminance level form the media property window
- An effect thet let us convert 0-255 to 16-235 and viceversa
Part 6 - Questions:
The hitfilm workspace what luma uses?
whe I export the file from HF what luma levels are set?
If you need a piece of raw video, I can upload it on drive.
Thank you in advance, hope this would help.