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

Nicolas Hesler nicolas.hesler at sheridanc.on.ca
Mon Dec 10 15:27:58 CET 2007

Phil Oleynik wrote:
> 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.
> Hello,
> 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
I'm not asking for exact color but color accuracy that at least 
resembles the original picture.  Is there any other variable that 
affects the color in x264?

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