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Old April 14th, 2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Lighting on a white board.....Help

I will be filming a author talking, and from time-to-time showing math problems on a white board, using colored markers. Not sure best way to light so white board shows math problems clearly, without a glair problem. Can anyone help me? Also would a blue marker work better than lets say, a red marker?

I have just ordered but have not received yet, JTL TL-1500 Everlight Softbox Kit.

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Old April 14th, 2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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Two suggestions - I'm sure others will contribute...

Use polarizing filters on the lights and on the camera - Adjust to eliminate glare

Set lights at an angle to avoid direct reflection back to the camera.
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Old April 16th, 2004, 12:24 AM   #3
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use a different colored board?
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Old April 16th, 2004, 12:49 AM   #4
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The light will have to be diffused by using your new softbox. Either use a matte board or a polarizor on the camera lens. You just rotate the filter until the glare disappears.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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Thanks to all.
The White boaed is a most by customer. Will try Bryans’ advice.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 03:55 PM   #6
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Also experiment with the positioning of your lights. The soft boxes work great from side angles. Use one or two on the side with the white board, and the other as a fill from the opposite side. These lights are very easy to move around quickly and see what you are getting on a monitor.

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Old April 21st, 2004, 07:56 AM   #7
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Thanks Wayne.

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