I am creating a DVD of scanned photos set to music. I have no video footage involved at all, just pictures. The pictures were scanned in and saved as Pict files. I am using Premiere 6.5 to output the video (using Adobe's MPEG encoder version 1.3) and when I play the video, the whites blow out. I've tried rendering as an avi and the levels are fine, just anytime I use MPEG compression, the levels get screwed up. Even if I use the uncompressed AVI file (which looks fine)...once I create the DVD with Sonic DVDit PE, the video gets washed out. I am getting the same results on 2 different computers. They are both Dells (newer systems), They are both over 1 Ghz and have more than 500MB of ram. One system is running Win2000 and the other is running WinXP. I have some screen grabs of the issues: 1.) The original scan 2.) AVI movie note: The above clip looks exactly the same wether I'm encoding as a DV AVI, or an uncompressed AVI or any other non-MPEG codec. 3.) MPEG exported from Premiere 4.) MPEG exported with Premiere (with the "Input Video is RGB 16-235" Checked) Considering I'm getting the same results when I let Premiere do the MPEG compression or let DVDit do the MPEG compression, it leads me to believe it might be more with the photos? Or is it the MPEG encoder? I noticed that some photos actually look pretty good (i.e. not all of them get blown out when I create the MPEG), it's only the ones that have bright areas to begin with (they get brighter). p.s. Last month I pulled in a movie clip from my ReplayTV and created a DVD and I ran into the same washed out results (even the blacks were a bit bright). I also have a 3D program where I render out uncompressed AVI files, but once I compress them with the DivX codec, they too get washed out.