Digital color values that travel through video or digital cinema workflows can be understood and interpreted in a variety of ways. You can achieve a correct interpretation of color appearance by using color management and assigning International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles to imported footage in After Effects.
This white paper shows you how to interpret image state correctly when compositing in After Effects CS4. You will learn why Adobe provides ICC profiles that decode commonly used video formats using camera gamma or display gamma. The workflows section of this paper gives examples of digital cinema and Flash workflows, as well as video workflows. Also covered are the different video colors between After Effects CS4 and Photoshop CS4.
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