Maybe this isn't the right place to ask, but this is one of the only forums I frequent so I figured I'd ask.
I'm trying to use a video with a white background in Premiere. I want to shift it over to the left a little, and fill in the resulting empty space with more white matte. So basically create a shift to the left where the viewer can't tell the original video was shifted to the left.
I created a solid matte in Premiere and it works great, the line where they intersect is totally invisible. But when I export it using any kind of H264, weird stuff happens. Windows Media Player will play it fine, and all the colors are right. But VLC and YouTube both get the colors wrong; the matte is a little more yellow tinted than it should be and it makes the it super obvious that there's a matte there.
TLDR: Premiere messing up white colors whenever I export with H264; wtf?
probably because there is still color on the white part of the video.
Most likely you can't see the difference when editing it becuase the monitor isn't sensative enough to notice it. But somehow vlc and youtube can pick it up and amplify the error.
You'll have to either bump up the white on the video till it matches the background better , or , make your false white background a blank still from the video if you dont want to alter the videos colors in any way.
Be sure to edit the video on more that one monitor , it helps show mistakes that other people might see and you could miss.
I'll try that Monday (I only have Premiere at school), thanks
I did that. 3 monitors, two are the same. I moved Premiere's preview window across all 3, and I moved my head around an absurd amount just to see if it was viewing angle/monitor settings, or more subtle in Premiere or something. Also did this will VLC and WMP.
I think you're right though, it seems like Premiere is being stupid when it renders the "color matte" object (all the other colors seem right). I'll try the Paint thing and get back to you.