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Benjamindaines
Jan 29, 2008, 08:08 PM
I know that the best way to color correct for broadcast / TV display is to use a calibrated NTSC monitor, but what is the best way to color correct for web download? I'm talking about direct download of a .mov file, not posting to Youtube (obviously their encoding will change your color a bit).

Any advice?

BTW, I am running FCP 5



huntercr
Jan 29, 2008, 08:37 PM
I know that the best way to color correct for broadcast / TV display is to use a calibrated NTSC monitor, but what is the best way to color correct for web download? I'm talking about direct download of a .mov file, not posting to Youtube (obviously their encoding will change your color a bit).

Any advice?

BTW, I am running FCP 5


Ok I'm a novice at this, but I believe this is correct...

sRGB is the standard colorspace for the web (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/Color/sRGB), with a recommended gamma of 2.2.

Assuming you have a properly calibrated monitor when you're doing your color correction in FCP, the only thing you need to do is be sure you tag your quicktime file with the sRGB perceptual color profile when you do your final export format and you should be good to go. ( assuming your final output container is still Quicktime )

Benjamindaines
Jan 29, 2008, 08:47 PM
Ok I'm a novice at this, but I believe this is correct...

sRGB is the standard colorspace for the web (http://www.w3.org/Graphics/Color/sRGB), with a recommended gamma of 2.2.

Assuming you have a properly calibrated monitor when you're doing your color correction in FCP, the only thing you need to do is be sure you tag your quicktime file with the sRGB perceptual color profile when you do your final export format and you should be good to go. ( assuming your final output container is still Quicktime )

Alright, that seems easy enough. When I am tagging my quicktime file with this color profile (I assume you mean using the ColorSync filter) should I put the source color profile as my calibrated monitor profile and the destination as sRGB?