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Old May 28th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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Re: Shooting Reds at Dance Recitals

Dialing back saturation in PPro CS5 was something I tried on the linked clip. .Also fiddled with levels Helped some but did not get rid of the banding.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #17
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Re: Shooting Reds at Dance Recitals

This was what I uploaded after getting the heads up on the Colorista Saturation fix. As you can see, even at -60, the blue doesn't go away much.


I have shot a ton of footage where performers were under hot lights but never encountered this "swimming in color" affect LEDs seem to have. I agree that saturation isn't going to help the rest of the issues, but the poor cam was probably "internally hemmoraging" trying to figure out what to do with all that red.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:22 PM   #18
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I appreciate all the replies. (I deleted the youtube clip in case anyone else was going to look at it.)

His lights were a mixture of LEDs, so who knows for sure what was happening.

As for gain ... my best guess at this time is that it was on auto, but I wouldn't swear to it. If it was on auto then the top side is set for 15. I've never used hyper. Would I be better off to just set it for something around 9 to 12 knowing they from a lighting aspect that it's going to be a black light effect on one end and all lights up on the other?

When I spoke to their adviser after the show, I told her about the solid reds and solid blues. She said they have spoken to their students before about the use of those colors simply because they are being judged on their performance and when they go red or blue the audience cannot see faces. Apparently they don't really care ... they just like the wild effects.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #19
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Well then, wild effects is what they get, isn't it? If your audience is pleased, leave it alone. No accounting for personal taste.
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