Recent Projects Screen the Color is Degraded

Please help me in how to resolve the color degradation as shown when editing videos.

Can you share a screenshot of the Shotcut “Properties” panel for your source clip?


Thank you for your response here are the screenshots:

Here is the second screenshot, please tell me if this is what you were asking for?


Please let me know if this is what are you referring to:

I wonder if this other thread can shed light on the situation here: Strange colors on macOS after update to v23

Thank for the reply I went back to v. 12/22 but the color of 4K is not reflected on Shotcut. Take a look the old version vs my original footage. No justice is done !

No. That problem is unrelated.

Your screenshot indicates that the file is encoded using HLG - which is a type of HDR.

Shotcut does not operate on HDR natively But Shotcut has a conversion feature that can convert the HDR to SDR for editing in Shotcut.

If you want to use Shotcut to edit these files, here are some steps.

  1. Open your file
  2. Click on the “Convert…” button in the properties panel
  3. Choose Advanced
  4. Click “Convert to BT.709 Colorspace”
  5. Click “OK”
  6. Wait for the conversion to complete
  7. Edit and export as usual

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