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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #1
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How to TRULY Keep Flourescents from Looking Green/Blue?

I just finished watching "Mad Hot Ballroom." Great story but the indoor colors looked green, blue and yellow. Here's an old DVInfo post with the same observation: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...362#post742362

What could have been done differently? What went wrong? I just finished reading interviews with the producers and they used a professional cinematographer (DVX100A) and pro finishing.

Are there some flourescents that white balancing just can't adjust for? Did they white balance improperly? Couldn't color correction have fixed the yellw/green/blue tint?

(I'm going to try to pull some frames to show examples.)
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Old October 9th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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It's a CRI issue. If you white balance with something that's truly white (e.g. a naturally white substance like salt) the colors will be balanced but red objects like human skin will look very very pale. That has been my experience.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I was told cheap fluorescents don't stay the same colour when they are on, so even if you white balance the colour will slowly drift off over a period of time. Also if you have a room full of cheap fluorescents they may all be giving off a different colour of light.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #4
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It's all about time and budget.
Either you have the time and budget to take care of a room full of fluorescent lights or you don't.
Since this was shot on a DVX-100A, I'm guessing they didn't.
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