Videos imported are darker

Problem: When importing a video, the video becomes darker (oddly except for the first frame). It remains dark even after exporting. To be clear, it’s darker both inside ActivePresenter AND inside the exported video.


Rendered in ActivePresenter:

ActivePresenter version: 9.0.0.

OS: Windows

Notes: Already tried checking and unchecking "Use JPEG colors range (full range) when exporting video


This problem may happen with hardware options. So, please try out the ways below:

  • Deselect the option: Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering
  • Deselect the option: Always use software decoders for decoding video

Besides, it is also related to Use JPEG color range when exporting video. Selecting this option often leads to brighter colors.

Hope that it is helpful to you.
Have a nice day,

Hey, thanks for answering.
The two options you instructed to deselect, weren’t selected in the first place.
Also tried to export while they’re selected, nothing works.


Could you please send us your project and its external folder named PROJECT_FILE_files (if any) to so that we can check it.
This video will show you the detailed steps: How to Send Projects with External Data Folders - ActivePresenter 8 - YouTube
If these files are large, you can upload them to a cloud storage site like Google Drive and then send us the link to access them.