Setting the Colour Space for Rendered Movies and Frames

You can select the colour space in which to render your scene in the layer properties of your scene’s Write nodes, as well as in the Export Movie dialog if you’re exporting a movie.

When rendering a scene, the individual layers are converted from their respective colour space to the scene’s workingcolour space, then they are composited together along with your scene’s visual effects, and the resulting image is converted to the rendering colour space.

About Tagging Exported Files

Some but not all files exported from Harmony can be tagged with their colour space. Tagging is when the information for an image or movie file’s colour space is embedded in the file itself, which allows some software to automatically load its colour space information instead of requiring you to provide it manually.

Tagging images and movies with their colour space is not necessary, especially if you intend to load the files in a video editing or compositing software that allows you to specify their colour space manually, but it can be convenient if your post-production software supports reading the colour space information of your source files.

Movies exported from Harmony are only tagged with their colour space information when exported in QuickTime Movie (*.mov) format on macOS. They will not be tagged with their colour space information if exported on Windows or GNU/Linux, or if exported in H.264/MPEG-4 (*.mov) format.

As for exported images, colour space tagging is supported in the following formats:

  • Portable Network Graphic (.png)
  • Photoshop Document (.psd)

  • OpenEXR (.exr)

NOTE OpenEXR files are only tagged with the coordinates for their white point and primaries.