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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #1
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Colors out of wacked.

Hello All,

Please help me with an answer to my frustration.
Last week I was filming a school play, I noticed later than everytime they cloced and opened the curtain for the first 10 seconds or so the colors were were wacked and two saturated and later everything was good. I was filming in 60i HDV and used the lowlight preset I should also should mention that the AWB was on.


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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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I should also should mention that the AWB was on.
There you go! The camera was trying to white balance on the closed curtain. For such a production, the tungsten preset would probably be your best bet.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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Hi Andy,

Thanks for the information., is it possible for you to send me the Tungsten Preset?

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Old December 29th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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The tungsten preset is one of the presets for WB it's the switch on top of the camera under the LCD screen
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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Better would be to manually set the white balance, but with the tungsten WB preset you'll at least get consistent color (won't change as the camera is constantly re-evaluating WB with AWB), and be able to correct in post. AWB is the pits. It not only usually misses the mark, but is also a nightmare to fix later - better having color that is noticeably off, yet consistent, than having it closer, but shifting throughout the footage.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thanks Kevin, everything is clear now.

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