Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

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Eug7
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Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by Eug7 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:25 am

I have several 4K movies. Attempting to convert to HEVC to shrink the file and adding to my Plex library results in a desaturated looking video. Playing the Blu-ray on the TV colors looks deep and lush as expected. Playing the Handbrake (converted to HEVC 3840 x 2160) file looks very pale. What is happening here.

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Re: Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by rollin_eng » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:51 am

Could you please post your logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html

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Re: Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by Woodstock » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:00 pm

High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is going to lose some of that color saturation when being processed with handbrake, because handbrake doesn't "do" HDR yet.

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Re: Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by mduell » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:05 pm

Please be aware, this forum is not for support or help related to HandBrake. Please keep such discussions to the Community Support forum sections.

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Re: Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by Eug7 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:50 pm

Hmm...Evidently, this is not a Handbrake issue necessarily. If I put the 4K file on the Vegas 14 timeline the video is totally blown out, washed out colors. If I put the file on the Xmedia Recode time line same thing. But, if I put the file on the Premiere timeline there's a lot more color saturation. Not quite as vivid as the original file.

Could surmise that Premiere is able to deal with the file better and the difference might be HDR. There's something inherent in the Blu-ray that the media tools can't handle. maybe it is HDR but the Premiere render is so much better than either Handbrake or Vegas.

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Re: Converting 4K movie results in desaturated/pale video

Post by Woodstock » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:13 am

The web says Premiere had HDR support added 3 years ago, so yes, it would be able to import and export HDR video.

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