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Posted: Tue, 9th Mar 2004, 6:23pm

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gsimonelli

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I imported a short video into Alam and notice that it changed the color of different items in the background. Everthing that has a yellow or green tint changed it to a purple hue. Any idea why?
Posted: Wed, 17th Mar 2004, 1:39pm

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Simon K Jones

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I doubt Alam would have done that. It is more likely that you are using an unusual codec, which may have altered the colours (or Alam might have had trouble reading the codec correctly).

What codec are you using?
Posted: Thu, 18th Mar 2004, 6:20am

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gsimonelli

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Actually I’m not sure which one caused it. I’ve tried so many.
I believe you are right about the codec. I'm one of the few that have been having trouble finding a codec that will work for me. I've tried all the suggestions and I'm left with having to covert my scenes with Quick Time(6.5) or rendering with my editor. I've been experimenting with different codecs and software to see what works the best and I discovered that problem. With further testing I just said to myself that it must be the codec and stopped using it. I'm using the CinePak one and it seems to be working. There must be an easier solution.
Posted: Thu, 18th Mar 2004, 10:32am

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Simon K Jones

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CinePak is a very old codec and should be avoided.

The best bet is to stick to your DV codec, or uncompressed. Anything else is likely to drop quality.
Posted: Tue, 30th Mar 2004, 2:44am

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gsimonelli

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I believe I found something that works. I can capture straight from my camera and then open it in Alam. A company called AIST. They have editing software that captures great. The first time I used it worked. I’m sure someone has heard of them. Just thought I would let you know.