I recently was producing some files for a client in Sorenson Squeeze, and saw some funky differences in exposure and contrast when previewing my work in QuickTime Player and other players. I produced this file at 1280×720, so feel free to zoom out to full screen to watch this video.
Comments#1Kristian CareySaid this on 11/22/2010 At 04:33 pm
My solution has always been to change the transparency mode of the file to 'Straight Alpha' - it's a closer match.
Or like you said - avoid QT all together :)
#2JanSaid this on 11/22/2010 At 05:45 pmIn reply to #1
Thanks for your note - good one. That works, of course, but you need quicktime pro on the system, and I only have that on my Macs. You also have to save the file to see the difference, which in the case of the iterative Squeeze Preview, is a real workflow hiccup.
(good description of the technique here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-32...)
At least on Windows (where the problem seems worse), it's easier to avoid QuickTime Player. The primary reason that I wrote this, though, is because you can drive yourself nuts if you don't know there's a problem. I didn't for awhile.
Thanks again for your note!
Jan#3Christian AvalosSaid this on 11/30/2010 At 10:06 am
To me Squeeze always tend to saturate colors and contrast for more appealing look.