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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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Looking for Mired values

Somewhere on this forum I think I remember seeing a great post about figuring out the mired values thing. I think I must be spelling it wrong because a search is turning up nothing. Can someone point me to the right word that I'm looking for.

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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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I remember the DV magazine had a little article on the value of mireds. It might be of some use to you.
The link is: DV101 - The Magic of Mireds

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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #3
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While I don't know many working video pros I've come across who spend much time calculating mired shifts - you can use the mired shift calculator on the Lee filters site (Lee Filters - Welcome) to see the filters they recommend to achieve such shifts.

It seems to me that after a short time browsing the possibilities, you'll see that the thumbnail wisdom of the industry (e.g. add CTB to raise color temps and/or add CTO to lower them) and a gel stock that includes variants of both - are likely all you need to get a basic handle on practical lighting approaches.

But if you want to dive into the science behind it - hey, have a great time!
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