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Old October 6th, 2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Just wondering what color temperature TV studio lighting would be? 3200k? Thanks!
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Old October 6th, 2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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I suspect it varies from station to station, depending on budgets. But fluorescent panels have become very popular for such sets and I therefore suspect that the normal color temperatures used are now closer to 5500 degrees Kelvin.
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Old October 6th, 2004, 04:16 PM   #3
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The lamps in one of our main BBC studios in Cardiff run at about 2800 to 3000K. We don't use fluorescent tubes in the studio - only for location work (Kinoflos etc) as well as tungsten.


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Old October 6th, 2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity, Robin, do you balance your cameras to the 2800K, or let them go "warm," with the lower kelvin temperature? I would guess that you need to balance the cameras, or you would have some weird scenic and wardrobe results. On the other hand, your faces will look nice and warm.

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WE use Halogens in the school studio in a mix of fixtures from broad to focused.

Channel 7 in San Francisco uses Halogens inside of very large softboxes made for strobes. They say they have a fire once in a while but nobody likes the alternatives. Definitely no Flos or HMI.

In both cases, the cameras are balanced to the studio lights.
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Old October 7th, 2004, 01:25 AM   #6
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Wayne,
The cameras are balanced to the studio lights.

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