Exporting Superwhites in After Effects

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  1. Zurita-Films Jedi Grand Master

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    To all you After Effect gurus out there, have any of you figured out a way (easy or hard) for exporting videos from After Effects with super whites/blacks color information? Even in 32bpc with a linear working space I still get clipping around 100.
  2. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    You have to use a 10-bit codec that supports superwhites, such as ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 4444, DNxHD, 10-bit uncompressed, etc. Or an image sequence format that likewise supports greater than 8-bit color, such as TIFF or DPX. Any other format, whether it's when your clip is coming out of your NLE or rendered as a comp from AE, will clip the whites.
  3. Zurita-Films Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmm. I've been using ProRes 422(HQ) when exporting from After Effects and it's still clipping. I checked the Pro Res file coming out of FCP and it still has the superwhites. Even the Lossless format gives me that problem.
  4. Teague Jedi Master

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    Excuse me, but do you know who else wanted Superwhites?
  5. drewjmore Jedi Master

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  6. Zurita-Films Jedi Grand Master

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