View Full Version : uploading to youTube darkens/adds contrast

09-20-2009, 03:55 PM
uploading to youTube darkens/adds contrast which is really annoying...
are there any youtube 'codes' to fix this or any othe FREE video hosting sites that don't ruin your quality when you upload them..?

i'm currently uploading to vimeo to see how they handle files.

09-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Vimeo did the same thing to a few of my videos. Maybe the original files had a color space applied to them and youtube takes it off- or the other way around (more likely).

Would like to know a way around this too...

09-20-2009, 05:23 PM
yeah just added a gamma operator in combustion on the scene and pushed it to 1.5...uploading now to see if it solves or part solves it.

vimeo looked the same as youtube so i'm thinking that lightwave's gamma setting is not right...
see if the combustion gamma operator can fix it up.

there's an image filter in lightwave for gamma but it has no u.i....it does appear to brighten up a render though..

09-20-2009, 06:11 PM
okay adding the gamma correction operator in combustion worked for youtube...cool.
i'd thnk adding the gamma image filter may also work but it has no controls so if you have a compositor use that...but if not the image filter may get you there.