I use Blender's video editing capabilities and noticed that the resulting video seems to have less intensive colors:
The one on the left is the original, the right video was rendered with Blender.
The original video is in a mov container and
ffprobe says this about the video stream:
h264 (Constrained Baseline) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuvj420p(pc, bt709)
I added the original video in a new video editing project, and did the following:
- defined a rendering range
- set this in the output properties:
- container: Matroska
- video output quality: Lossless
- encoding speed: Good
- audio codec: AAC
Is there a way I can avoid losing the color intensity?
Here's a link the original video.
Blender version is 2.82, running on Arch Linux 5.6.12.
Following Leander's suggestion, I created some PNGs from the original video file with
ffmpeg -ss 00:30 -i MV* -t 00:01 images_%03d.png.
Then I imported one of those images into Blender, and exported it again. Color was set to RGB, 8 bit color depth, compression was 15%:
Left: extracted with ffmpeg. Right: imported and exported with Blender.