I have tried using both VSDC and VideoPad for editing videos, and both of them randomly darken the videos I put into them. Is this a common issue? If not, what information do you need me to give to solve this problem?

This is a problem I have had on multiple computers now.

Here are some side-by-side comparisons, with each pair being first the input video and then second the output video.

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You can see that this second image is darker.

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You can see that this second image is darker also.

Edit: I tried editing the video with FFmpeg, and it did the same thing.

Edit 2: Here are the outputs of ffmpeg -i [videofile]:

Original video:

    encoder         : Lavf58.12.100
Duration: 00:01:32.75, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1012233 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: huffyuv (HFYU / 0x55594648), bgr0, 1920x1080, 1012406 kb/s, 60 fps, 60 tbr, 60 tbn, 60 tbc

Edited video:

Duration: 00:01:36.98, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 514031 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: mjpeg (MJPG / 0x47504A4D), yuvj422p(pc, bt470bg/unknown/unknown), 1920x1080, 512695 kb/s, 59.99 fps, 59.99 tbr, 59.99 tbn, 59.99 tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: pcm_s16le ([1][0][0][0] / 0x0001), 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 1411 kb/s

Edit 3: The original video was compiled from a series of .png files. Here is the command I used to do so:

ffmpeg -framerate 60 -i %05d.png -c:v huffyuv -pix_fmt rgb24 output.avi
  • Share the console output of ffmpeg -i videofile
    – Gyan
    Oct 26, 2018 at 13:27
  • @Gyan I added part of the console outputs. Are they what you were looking for? If not, should I post the full output? All I removed was all of the --enable arguments and the versions of FFmpeg's various libraries. Nov 4, 2018 at 19:03
  • How were the source videos generated/captured - which app and settings?
    – Gyan
    Nov 5, 2018 at 12:50
  • @Gyan It was a series of .png files compiled as frames into a video using FFmpeg. I added the command I used to my question. Nov 16, 2018 at 7:54


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