Fix iMac Pro export color issues
Just bought an iMac Pro to find out Premiere doesn't export correct color after grade. Massive desaturation & contrast lost after export. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, This is not the "quicktime" problem most of these complaints are chalked up to, and it is not a "mac" problem most write it off as. My previous iMac this was not an issue, now it has become a work stopping problem that has me wondering if i should throw in the towel and switch to Final Cut. Do you plan to fix this problem with an update soon? (late 2017 iMac Pro base model, Latest updated Premiere pro)
Alexander Hamlin commented
This is a huge problem that is risking me losing one of my primary clients, because I can't trust my computer to deliver what I need. This is absolutely unacceptable. ADOBE PLEASE FIX THIS.
I have exactly the same problem with my newest iMac Pro, I just bought last week! I really hope the problem is being solved quickly!
I have the same issue, and it's not what Lenny is describing at all. Color shifts mid clip when there wasn't even a change in iso, apeture or shutter from the camera, and it has one color across it. It also happens randomly. Some exports are exactly how I colored it, but then I go to address one note and reexport, the color is messed up. There is no rhyme or reason that I can find with this. It's incredibly frustrating and takes hours to export a 2 minute clip because I have to keep quiting the program, restarting the computer and hoping that it will change the color to what it should be.
When I called adobe, they blamed it on my machine and quicktime. But even when I opened it up in VLC like they want, the issue was clear. They were supposed to call me back within 48 hours, it's been two weeks now...
Lenny, This makes a lot of sense. Thanks for responding!
What I've learned after a bit of research is that Premiere is displaying color incorrectly on newer iMacs with wide gamut 5K displays. It's not an issue of color shifting during export. It's the fact that colors appear far more saturated than they truly are when viewing footage in the program and source monitors of Premiere. Premiere currently offers no color management options like After Effects and Photoshop, and this is the issue that Adobe needs to address. Very frustrating.
Noah W commented