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Vegas movie studio importing blacks as greys from .mp4

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I'm trying to produce an edit using an .mp4 video source, but the colour space of the import seems off.

In VLC or Camtasia (which I used before), the blacks during the credits seem perfectly black (0,0,0).

But in Vegas Movie Studio 17.0 Platinum, the imported media appears with a grey background in the preview and when exported.

So I believe the import is somehow reading in a lesser colour space (I've read that 16 - 235 may be a thing?)

How do I get Vegas to read it in the full 0-255 colour space?

The imported video is 1920x800x32, AVC format, .mp4. (I'd like my output to end up the same.)
Vegas Movie Studio 17.0 Platinum does, in the properties for the imported video, specify 'Colour Space', but the only option in the list is 'Default'.

Image here, showing a comparison between the source's credits, and my credits created as a GIMP image of white-on-transparent (which when overlaid without a video track under it appears as white on true black): https://ibb.co/SV3CHxW

I know the original video does have black as true black because in Camtasia, my transparent text matches perfectly with the credits.

(I'd stick with Camtasia if only it let me output to 23.976fps...)
 

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Ah, yes I remember this one. You'll need to put the following fx plugin on your video files and or the video track:
Vegas Levels - setting= Studio RGB to Computer RGB
 

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Oh you beauty! Thank you DigMod! Am I losing any quality by doing this? I presume that the file's stored in the 16-235 colour space so technically this is as lossless as it gets.
 
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