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Old May 14th, 2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi,

Can someone please tell me what would be the best way to match 3 GL2 colors? I have bought 3 of them and one of the camera's color is a bit pink.

Please help me.

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Old May 14th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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How pink are we talking? If it's way off, send the camera to Canon.

Assuming the problem is somewhat minor, here are some things to do/check:
1) Are you white-balancing to the same object on all 3 cams?
2) If so, maybe shift the color phase a tad toward the green on the cam with the pinkish color.
3) If the problem persists, just fix it with color correction in post.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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Assuming it is not just a white balance issue, can you correct it using Custom Preset -> Color Phase?
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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If you have FCP I would use the scopes in the Capture window. With your reference camera's FW signal, bring up the vectorscope and waveform monitor, take a screen grab, and A/B that with the FW signal from each of the other two cameras (manipulating the in-camera settings, to the extent that you can) until they sorta match. Just one quasi-scientific way to do it, if you don't want to trust your eyeballs. Just remember to save those in-camera settings.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #5
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If you have FCP I would use the scopes in the Capture window.
Post capture, this is almost the exact same method employed in SONY Vegas too.

"Proving" a draft-finished video - audio, sequencing and CC - is one of the jobs I have to do. But getting it kinda on the button to start with ain't a bad idea! Less work!
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