I'm wondering what is going on in HitFilm Express when exporting a PNG.
Here is what I have done:
- I import a single PNG image 'original.png' into HF
- I add that image into a composite shot and export it as 'comp.png' (no effects added)
- I add the composite shot into an editor timeline and export it as 'editor.png' (no effects added)
I compare the original PNG image with exported ones and the exported ones look different (seems like gamma and colors are a bit different). There also seems to be a small amount of blur applied to the exported images and I have not added any effect in HF. To verify that the images are really different, I do a difference blend and it shows the differences indeed are there.
Even HF's own two exported images are different - 'comp.png' is different to 'editor.png' meaning that HF is doing something different even when exporting from the comp shot comparing to when exporting the same comp shot from the editor tab.
I think I have noticed this issue not only when exporting to PNG, but also to some other formats, but now I decided to really test it for the PNG format.
This bothers me because it prevents me from using HF on some parts of the project I'm working on and I'd really like to use HF. I cannot have my original PNG images be blurred and their gamma/color changed when they are imported into and then exported from the HF...
Does anyone know what is happening here and how to circumvent the issue?