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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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When and if to White Balance...

If Im using a Moose Filter (Poloraizer/warming) should I manually White Balance?

If so do I balance with the filter on, or off?

I was playing around with it the other day and with the AWB on everything had a Greenish tint. I figured its because of the White Balance.

Also, if Im shooting some Sunrise footage, how often do I have to White Balance if the Color temp is constantly changing.

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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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Mike,

You should always white balance before each shoot. Also take off any filters (other than UV) that you have before white balancing.

White balance:
For sunrise/sunset I usually use the AWB since, I think the AWB does a good job during these times in keeping the mood warm. White balancing at these times takes away the warm look. I deffinitely don't get a greenish tint during these times.

So you could white balance with a warming card or like you have, use a warming filter after white balancing.

Note that white balancing is basically to tell the camera what is white for the given light. In the case of sunrise/sunset you actually (most people I know) don't what white to look white.
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