I faced with an issue that after exporting video lacks of saturation.
I spent a lot of time searching for a cause of this problem. Finally I found that the issue is with color range, and I’m not the only one who has such problem.
I’m not a spec in video processing, but my understanding of a problem is: source video is encoded with full color range, and shotcut encodes result with limited color range, so the resulted video suffers some color degradation.
I found solution in this topic. Solution is to add two custom export options, and it works well for me.
So the question is: why doesn’t Shotcut make this automatically out of the box? Why can’t Shotcut properly convert colors even with limited resulting color range, insead of cutting off colors? It is very disappointing that I get color degradation by default.
I think that most of the people who notice this color issue with Shotcut will just blame this buggy tool and switch to some other software. Other people can just not notice this issue and will blindly get defective video, which is also sad.
I like Shotcut a lot, this is very easy to use but very powerfull software, and I hope this annoying issue will be fixed out of the box.