Apple's Quicktime Gamma shift / NCLC colour tags.

Started by timbytheriver, October 26, 2020, 11:34:09 AM

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If you've ever battled with the Apple 'QuickTime Gamma shift mystery', then the following links should be required reading (and watching). This is peculiar to Apple devices, but should make informative reading for all involved in colour pipelines.

Short answer in first post here:

Resolve 16.2 latest solutions described first post here:

Excellent video explanation here:

Summary: Our rendered files must include the correct colour tags for other apps to do correct display transforms and so avoid the gamma shift peculiar to Apple display devices.

The tags in question are visible in the 'Get Info' dialogue. More detailed info can be accessed by installing

Resolve 16.2 now has a way to accurately tag exported files for display consistency (see the extensive Blackmagic Forum thread).
5D3 1.1.3
5D2 2.1.2