Image Processing – Color Correction - AWS Elemental Live

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Image Processing – Color Correction


In some situations, color correction can be used to adjust the visual color representation of content:

  • Brightness / Contrast / Hue / Saturation: Provide basic pixel luma and chroma adjustment.

  • Video Range: Expands the pixel value range from 16-235 vs 0-255 (full-swing encoding). Set to true to set to full-swing encoding or set to false to pass through the encoding.

    Set to "true" only if you are sure the range of the input is not full-swing. If it is full-swing and you choose "true", the blacks and whites in the output are clipped.

  • Color Space Conversion: Adjusts pixel values from input to output color space (e.g. REC-601).

    • Set to "None" to perform no conversion.

    • Set to "Force 601" or "Force 709" to convert inputs with differing colorspaces. When choosing either of these options, either the metadata must specify the colorspace of the input or you must manually specify that colorspace via the Color Space field in the Video Selector section. If the input colorspace is not specified in one of these ways, AWS Elemental Live ignores the selected value and does not do any conversion.


Color adjustment does not affect output quality so there are no specific recommendations.

Location of Fields

The following table lists each field by its location on the web interface and shows the location of the corresponding tag in the XML.

Location of Field on Web Interface Location of Tag in XML
Input > Video Selector > Color Space input/video_selector/color_space
Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Brightness



Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Contrast



Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Hue



Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Saturation



Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Video Range



Stream – Video > Advanced > Preprocessors > Color Corrector > Color Space Conversion