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Old July 7th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #16
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Re: filming fluo lights

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Yeah, that kind of blue and the other kind of horrible red are my camera's best friends. As far as I know there is not much you can do about it unless you would add a very strong videolight onto your camera to flood the dancefloor with white light but then the guests would not be your best friends anymore :)

Last year I canceled a order I made for a videolight on a high light stand that I could control with a remote to place next to the dancefloor, the problem is with these DJ lights is that you need a very powerful light to have enough white fill light, it would be easier to just cut the power cable to his lights. :)
I did not buy that light as I realized it's yet another tool to drag along that day and in most cases it won't work as it won't be powerful enough and for other conditions where they kill most of the light my GH3 at 6400 iso with a f2.0 lens can show me more then what I see with my own eyes.

I wonder if you could use a preset that doesn't wash out all details like that blue or red light does, have you tried shooting with a very flat preset? Maybe that would work better to add saturation afterwards in post?
Noa, I always film without a preset (no preset selected) Still haven't tried filming with presets. So I suppose this a flat preset.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 03:16 PM   #17
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Re: filming fluo lights

In the disco clip, there is another feature that makes the result worse. Traditional tungsten lamps ramp up and down. A PAR64 takes nearly half a second to go out, for example. LEDs goin on and off instantly, and that makes it look even worse, as in the clip.

However, I bet to those there, it looked so much better.
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