MKV UHD of The Hunger Games plays with correct colors, but snapshots in VLC washed out

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mkvman
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MKV UHD of The Hunger Games plays with correct colors, but snapshots in VLC washed out

Post by mkvman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 am

Sort of a minor problem but I thought I'd ask because I'm curious as to why it happens. I'm playing an MKV of UHD The Hunger Games (2012) and on my screen it looks like this
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but when I take a screenshot with CMD+OPTION+S it looks like this
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Why is it doing this?

I'm admittedly new to this so I might be missing something obvious. :mrgreen:

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Re: MKV UHD of The Hunger Games plays with correct colors, but snapshots in VLC washed out

Post by Woodstock » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:56 am

VLC is not compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR) video yet. There are only a few PC applications that are.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

mkvman
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Re: MKV UHD of The Hunger Games plays with correct colors, but snapshots in VLC washed out

Post by mkvman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:27 pm

Thank you for the prompt response. Cheers!

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Re: MKV UHD of The Hunger Games plays with correct colors, but snapshots in VLC washed out

Post by mkvman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:08 am

What would be the best way to take full-resolution screenshots with the correct colors from this MKV file?

I will install a Boot Camp partition if necessary!

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