Proper color management for P3 displays
Colors appear incorrect on wide gamut displays such as the iMac 5K. Please implement proper color management as already exists in Photoshop and After Effects.
This feature is now officially available.
You’ll find an option to enable Display Color Management under Preferences/General
Please note that this requires GPU acceleration.
Here’s an overview of what’s new with the latest version of Premiere Pro:
Thanks for your feedback – keep it coming!
Brendan Keen commented
This feature does not fix the issue on an iMac 5K. Exports do not match the program window in Premier, played back in Quicktime, VLC, or Vimeo. The output is cooler and less contrasty vs Premier.
Chris Bone commented
Dees anyone have an update on this?
Although this has restricted the colour space to rec 709 it seems to be clipping luma in the program/source window to video levels. This is perceptual, the data is still there, it's just displaying the video within Premiere incorrectly. On render everything is output correctly using data levels so any visual adjustments made in Premiere (i.e. using Lumetri) are incorrect.
This can be easily seen by generating bars and tone. The scopes show that the 4% above black bar is there but this is being crushed down on the viewing window. It returns to being visible on all exports across multiple devices. It's just the viewing windows in Premiere.
Expected behaviour: when using 'Enable Display Color Management' the Program / Source windows use the data luma range and rec.709 colour space in order to be able to grade on a GUI monitor for web delivery.
Jake West commented
Not fixed. The checkbox does change the colour, but makes everything too dark and doesnt match output file on imac 5k.
Adam Rickman commented
Same here, better, but does not fix the problem. Patrick, can you please change this from Completed and continue working on this? I would hate for you to think it is working when it isn't.
Using an iMac Pro and checking the box makes a difference, but it still does not match the output file.
any news on this ? I need this fixed! Does anyone have a temporary solution?
I’m that close to switching my whole team to final cut.
Carson Coots commented
Is there a setting on the imac display profile (Like Rec.709 option) that you can temporarily switch to for grading accurately? That would be a decent solution.
I see that this has been under review since April 2018. Can you please give an indication whether this is truly in the pipeline? I personally know of several editors making the switch away from Premiere Pro as they have already invested in their iMac Pros and cannot afford a broadcast calibrated monitor. Thanks
Danielle Hobert commented
We have a 5k imac and a supped up PC and we cannot ever grade on the iMac. Such a bummer. I'm glad to know it's an issue with all newer (P3) iMacs but it surprises me that Adobe hasn't already jumped on this since these 5k displays have been out for years. Cmon Adobe!
I don't get how this is merely "under consideration" and not being implemented as soon as possible? In what world is it OK for Adobe to be so far behind the other NLE's in color management? This is professional software or it isn't.
I'm glad this is on your radar, Patrick. If the Premiere team had been more forthcoming about this issue with p3 displays, people wouldn't have flooded the forums with "why is my export desaturated?" posts. It looks like anyone with a p3 display and no external monitor won't be able to grade well (if at all) in Premiere. But that sounds bad from a product marketing standpoint :)
misti sevigny commented
I'd also be interested in the time frame on this - bought a brand new 5K iMac for what I thought was an all-in-one solution that is actually totally unusable. I'm left buying another external monitor or spending hours trying to go back and forth manually color grading and exporting. It's never truly accurate. Beyond frustrating that this exists in Photoshop and After Effects but we're left hanging....pretty important for video editors, too. Is the actually coming and if so, when?
Lucas Englund commented
Do you have an aprox timeframe when this is happening?
I'm on a $9000 iMac pro right now that i can't use for color grading, and i don't wanna buy another monitor if you're actually fixing the problem :)
Dear Patrick...many many thanks. Much consternation among Mac users over this. Hopefully you will act quickly before Mac user opt for another NLE.
Yes! WHY OH WHY DOES AFTER EFFECTS HAVE THIS AND NOT PREMIERE? Adobe people: why did you make Lumetri for Premiere editors (not professional colorists) and then expect that we wouldn't need color management so that what we see on our laptops is even remotely accurate? Lumetri has been out for AGES. How about instead of releasing fancy new artificial intelligence "color matching" features you do some FOUNDATIONAL usability features like color management? This should have been in there since day one. It's been like THREE YEARS.
Jake West commented
An option for premiere pro to use the ICC profiles so colour shows correctly on wide gamut displays (iMac 5k etc)
Everything appears over saturated at the moment making it impossible to colour grade without using an external monitor.