[MEncoder-users] x264: color fidelity / accurate color

Phil Oleynik oleynik.phil at mail.ioffe.ru
Mon Dec 10 15:16:05 CET 2007

Nicolas Hesler wrote:
> when encoding to x264 I am getting inaccurate color that is brighter, less saturated.
> If I follow the instructions from a post on the x264 devel mail list, and set qp=0, then the color is 
> good but it produces a high bitrate.   Is there any other way to achieve proper color? If I set qp to
> anything other than qp=0, the color is wrong.
AFAIK any compression changes color at first place, it usually gets less 
bits and less accuracy. To get exact color, one should use lossless 
compression (like TIFF/JPEG2000 for images).
best wishes, Phil

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