On a super amateur level, I’m attempting to learn to edit ski videos from a GoPro. I’ve been successful in doing basic editing and exporting satisfactory quality using
libx264 to match the original, thanks to Shotcut and the supporting community. Thank you!
In seeking the right export parameters, I noticed a lack of vibrancy in colors in the exported clip. Searching, I found this discussion on the forums, teaching me there might be something about the full range of colors not being exported due to the format of the video being
The same topic discusses that exporting full range is less than fully operational.
In this topic, I learned that I could add
Export > Other. My exported test clip then retained vibrancy. Yay!
With this background, I hope it makes sense to ask the following:
– To which degree is adding
pix_fmt=yuvj420p a stable/unstable solution? Can I hope that it will work “just work” when I create more elaborate projects?
– The first topic mentions that certain filters will negate the effect – if I am to be sure to retain vibrancy, what should or shouldn’t I do? Can I add text and zoom effects, transitions? What will “break the magic”, so to speak?
– Is this a super newbie and irrelevant thing to worry about, and should I be doing something else entirely?