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Error Code:

VFX Error - Chroma Contamination 


Chroma Contamination is the improper bleeding of color values adjacent to each other in frame, causing the intended value to shift.


Chroma Contamination negatively affects the customer experience with its mistiming of expected values in frame. Might be creative intent in some situations, the scene context typically directs intent.

Severity Structure:



Needs Review

The black level of an onscreen object/character is altered and not the neutral black value expected for the content. Mismatches other portions of the scene.

How to Prevent:                          

Review VFX mattes and adjust the black balance as necessary.


Confirm creative intent, but if necessary reset the black balance of the shot to the expected value.

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