Premiere Needs Color Management
I can't believe that my calibrated screen ICC profile doesn't work with Premiere. How am I supposed to color what program monitor doesn't show me an accurate image? This is SOOOO BASIC. WHY???
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!
Can't you just make the color management part exactly the same as After Effects?
NOT THE FIX! We all want the color shift when exporting to quicktime for youtube/vimeo use to end! wrong wrong wrong.
The problem for me is that im a basic user that doesn't want to think about RBG or REC709 or any of those things. I just want the color in Premiere to look the same on my mac after its rendered. And yes, this might be a mac issue, but when 99% of the people that will watch this are on iphones, there is a problem. My color looks very faded after rendering and its simply annoying.
As others have said, this is not the solution we were looking for...
Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced monitor that can emulate sRGB or Rec.709? Short of investing in a broadcast monitor that seems like the most economical solution.
The new color management feature does not work as gamma in premiere is different than on the system upon export (using Mac 10.14)
Jake West commented
Still does not work! Changes the colour but not using the icc profiles so still having big shifts on export. Final cut pro shows accurate colour using colorsync. After waiting over 2 years for a fix it's time to cancel my subscription.
Philip B commented
Wait.. but I don't think this is really what we wanted. Or not entirely what we wanted. Thus just accounts for situations like if you have a P3 display like the iMac, or a Broadcast monitor. But it doesn't account for the actual icc display profiles built into the system like After Effects does. I wouldn't consider this resolved.
If you are editing on a laptop, your only method of calibrating that display is to use icc profiles. Premiere will still ignore those and bypass any display calibration you've done. Why can't we just have the option for Premiere to respect our icc profile choices if we want it to? Just like Photoshop, After Effect or most other software on the planet.
I know the "pro" solution is to have a very expensive internally calibrated broadcast monitor, but thats not realistic in a lot of situations. We just want to see our footage on our display and have it respect our calibration choices just like most any other software would. And we've already come up with the solution to this. They are called icc profiles. They aren't the absolute best solution but they work and get us 95% of the way there. Can we PLEASE have the option for Premiere to respect our system's color calibration settings?
So excited! It has been a nightmare!
Matt Johnson commented
Thanks so much for doing this Patrick! Excited to see this update in the next version of Premiere! :)
Lucas Englund commented
Kevin, is this confirmed by Adobe or anything? Fingers crossed!
Kevin Monahan commented
New features have been announced that should be fixing this issue in an upcoming version. Stay tuned.
is there currently any sort of workaround?
it's unbearable to make a grade through Premiere, just to render it out and see how the colours and everything shift wildly
Alex Valtchev commented
OMG YES! I have a monitor with 100% Adobe RGB and all other devices are 100% sRGB and everything calibrated with Spyder 5 Elite and still Premire PRO looks awefully different! ITS ABOUT TIME!!! PLEASE!
We’re not talking about browsers here. We’re talking about different display gammas in Premiere Pro.
It’s simply not the browser, so please stop with your ********.
It's the internet browser you watch the videos on...chrome is washed out, firefox is more vibrant and redish, and safari seems a bit odd and almost yellow. watch your vimeo videos on different browsers and compare. It is not you or your monitor, or how you export... just simply the browser
In response to Patrick, that still doesn't explain why my exports look different in VLC, QuickTime, Youtube and Wistia. All color spaces are in Rec709 though my exports are washed out. Interestedly, if I reimport the faded export, I now have a third look far different from the original color grade.
Premiere Colour Management needs a complete rethink, but in the meantime I'd be happy with the ability to load a monitoring lut on my SDI/HDMI output like we do in Resolve.
Tom Metcalfe commented
Very frustrating. Video preview in Premiere is always the same, no matter what you do to calibrate or change your monitors settings when using a 5k iMac. The preview is not accurate (too saturated). I have to use a 2nd monitor to color on when using my iMac. Does anyone know if the iMac pros have this same issue?
John Carl commented
Ryan Thompson's comment is excellent. Please read it.
Davinci Resolve nails color management. Premiere is dropping the ball here big time. Adobe's position that "You can have anything you want... as long as it's Rec709" is not good enough.
Philip B commented
At the VERY least, just allow us to load a monitor LUT in the 'Video Devices' section in Playback Preferences. Then we can create our own corrective 3D LUT from a monitor calibration and run anything in the program monitor through that LUT. Then you don't need to re-write the whole application to be "color managed", you're basically just giving us the ability to apply a LUT effect to the output image. Use the same technology from Lumetri! It's basically just the same as throwing an adjustment layer on top of everything. But without having to deal with turning off the adjustment layer when you go to render.
Resolve does this quite well.