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Error Code:

Frame Edge Shading 

Description:

"Frame Edge Shading" is darkening along the edges or in the corners of the frame due to camera hoods or production flags being partially in frame.

Impact:

Frame edge shading impacts the Content Quality of the asset.  Customer experience is negatively impacted by anything that might obscure visual content.  This can also be a revealing visual cue to the filmmaking process, removing the suspension of disbelief.  This may be creative intent to create a more "film-like" experience or may also be creative “vignetting” implemented during color correction to add depth to an otherwise “flatly” lit scene.

Severity Structure:

FYI

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Issue

Noticeable darkening along the edges or vignetting in the corners of frame.  

How to Prevent:                          

Check edges of frame while shooting, and adjust any camera hoods/ production flags, so that they do not encroach on the edge of frame. 

Using a radial graduated neutral density (GND) filter can help when the source of darkening is natural vignetting.

Solution:

Review and confirm if this is creative intent. Otherwise, scale the image or apply a VFX fix to conceal the shading.

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