I've notests this for a while now, but it seems Premiere Pro CS6 is making the edited video more soft / less sharp. I'm using a GoPro Hero4 / Session2 in 1080p/60fps and it seems the only way I can get the production video to be as sharp as the original is by encoding it in 4k. If I encode it on 1080p/60fps (same as input) the image gets washed out no matter what encodig settings I use.
I've used FFmpeg for other encoding jobs, and that generates much more sharp video's than PP CS6 does in much smaller formats. So it can't be the encoding.
Could this be some wrong setting? Maybe this is a known "feature" of Premiere? It doesn't matter if I encode the video at 10mbps or 100mbps, the output is just washed out. It's not much, but its enough to get on my nerves.