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Old September 18th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #1
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Hi Pros, just shot a wedding ceremony, cam was behind stage , B&G was facing into all windows. Cam picked up great footage but a blue cast on brides gown and vail. Will some kind of filter help, if so what kind of filter
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #2
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Hi Pros, just shot a wedding ceremony, cam was behind stage , B&G was facing into all windows. Cam picked up great footage but a blue cast on brides gown and vail. Will some kind of filter help, if so what kind of filter
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Which editor are you using??

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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #3
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Old September 20th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #4
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I am not up to speed on Pinnacle but gut feel tells me you are going to be a bit strapped here.

Most of us use more professional type NLE's, Vegas, FCP, Premiere and the like, which allows us to do color correction with a host of options available.

Maybe someone more familiar with Pinnacle can help this gent!

On the camera side, you should white-balance the cams before your shot which will remove blue cast in most cases saving you a whack in post.

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Old September 21st, 2005, 12:31 AM   #5
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Pinnacle 9 has a very simple color correcting tool in the video tool box. Apply it, and try fiddling with the sliders. You may be able to desaturate the video a little to make the hue a little less noticeable. They also have a 'tint' effect that must be registered before use, that you can use to apply a color of the opposite spectrum to remove the unwanted tint. It is a little tricky, and you do not have control over the affected color range beyond white and black, but in your instance, white is what you are looking for. It will be difficult, if not impossible to remove all together within your NLE, but you should be able to make it a little easier on the eyes.

I also used Pinnacle when I first started editing, Studio 6, then I made the switch to Premiere 6, and last year to Vegas 5, and I must say I have not looked back since Vegas. When the budget allows, spend the money on it, you will not be disappointed.

I only recently got into color corrections, but in the last few weeks, I have progressed leaps and bounds with a little help from the folks here, and some reading material, and I can now get footage from my GL2 and VX2100 looking damn near perfect between cuts. The abilities of the color correction tools in Vegas are awesome. I have only discovered the tip of the iceberg and can achieve excellent results.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 03:19 AM   #6
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Hi Pros, just shot a wedding ceremony, cam was behind stage , B&G was facing into all windows. Cam picked up great footage but a blue cast on brides gown and vail. Will some kind of filter help, if so what kind of filter
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Mike,

Don't know how to fix your video in post but here are some suggestions for your future shootting.....Always do a manual white and black balance. Make sure you determine what is the predominant light on your subjects; (3200 indoor, 4600 flourescent, ? sodium, 5600 outdoor, 7600 outside in shadow,
blah, blah ,blah.... As long as you white balance every time you shoot in a different lighting situation, your color temperature should be fine.

But you must remember to WHITE BALANCE....

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Old September 21st, 2005, 04:20 AM   #7
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