Dark scenes ATV/Handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Spacecowboy1, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Spacecowboy1 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Hi guys does anybody else notice on ripped/transcoded movies that have been done with handbrake are really dark to the point where its sometimes difficult to make out whats going on...? ive tried using both atv2 and atv3 presets but there still really dark....is there anyway i can brighten the whole movie up...if that makes sense ?

    heres a screen shot from the film "the guard" theres quite a few dark scenes in this film.

  2. Spacecowboy1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Haven't noticed anything like that.
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    You sure it isn't just the source material, or the display device (tv/monitor) being set too dark?

    I haven't noticed any issue either....
  5. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    Make sure the ATV is outputting the correct color space for your TV, the setting are Auto, YCbCr, RGB High and RGB Low. Setting this incorrectly can lead to crushed blacks.
  6. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Agreed this looks like crushed black issue where the colorspace is being reported incorrectly.

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