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Error Code:

Compression Artifacting


Compression Artifact is an adverse effect of image degradation where the image complexity exceeds the necessary recording rate. Compression Artifacts impacts the technical quality of an asset. The customer experience is negatively impacted by a degraded image and further downstream compression can significantly exacerbate artifacts found in the source.

Severity Structure:



Needs Review

Minor artifact or blocking in the black or sub-black region.

Needs Fix

Minor artifact or macroblocking in normally visible portions of the image.


Please review the file was properly exported at 10-bit. Review source clips to ensure they're the best quality, and if necessary, replace the clips with the best quality version that's available. In more severe examples, check the export profile of the master asset and ensure the proper compression levels were utilized. 

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