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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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PMW-200 Green cast ?

Hi, Can any one tell me why i continue to get a green cast, the Image on the LCD looked prefect on the day, yet what i see on the card is different..
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Old March 20th, 2014, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: PMW-200 Green cast ?

Never trust the LCD. Looks like the WB was set to fluorescents and you had sunlight.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: PMW-200 Green cast ?

Looks like there is some light coming from fluorescent or LED lights. Maybe ceiling lights?
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Old April 7th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: PMW-200 Green cast ?

Thanks, is there Setting for fluorescent or LED lights ?
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Old April 10th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #5
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Re: PMW-200 Green cast ?

I use the minus green card in my Warm Card set from Vortex Media whenever I know there are fluorescent lights around. It will take care of the problem you had.

WarmCards - White Balance Reference System

I'd suggest the only "setting" to deal with is paying a little more attention to your white balance.

I write that with all due respect. Not intended as an arrogant insult. ;)

I first heard about these cards a few years back and made fun of them. "Just a bunch of over-priced colored cards"

Then a freelance buddy of mine had a set of Warm Cards on a shoot we did and I saw the results. Not just under fluorescent lights...but all light. Being able to warm up an image quickly to exactly whatever level I wanted has made a positive difference in the product I produce for clients.

I am also in the middle of transitioning to an all LED light package and, again, these cards have made an amazing positive difference no matter what type of light source I'm using.

It's just another way for you to take better control of your camera's image.

Trusting the camera to set the correct color balance, to me, is kind of like the difference between shooting everything in "auto" instead of manual control.

The cards may seem pricey but they are made of great quality material. Not only do they last, but they can be used with any camera.

Thus ends my plug for a product I used to make fun of, but now use on every shoot.
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