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Old October 17th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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White balance issue

I forgot at a recent two camera shoot to white balance my cameras...yeah yeah I know :-(.

Anyway I now have to correct the white balance in post. I have Vegas Pro v13. When I run the Sony White Balance plugin I can greatly improve the colour but a thin horizontal bar of uncorrected colour appears in the right middle of the frame. Has anyone come across this? An thoughts on how I get rid of it? Or is it intentional to indicate how far you've shifted the colour from the original? It seems to stay...

I tried FB White Balance on trial, but my trial period has run out. However, if I run it, the frame goes black for all except this thin strip of original colour. If I try to do anything, FB tells me my trial has expired.

It is the thin strip that bothers me.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Make sure you don't have the Split Screen View enabled. It's just above your preview window. I got caught by this a few years ago and it drove me crazy trying to figure it out.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Viola...that was it! Thanks so much Mike. Appreciated!!!

Don't how the split screen got activated...
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Old October 20th, 2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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Re: White balance issue

I was never happy with the results of the official Vegas WB plug-in so I bought FBmm White Balance plug-in. I use it on almost every project, does a much better job than the Vegas equivalent, worth looking at. AAV ColorLab which is free also does a better job with white balance than Vegas.

The Best White Balance plug-in for Sony Vegas - FBmn Software
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Old October 20th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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Actually...I ended up not using a white balance plug in but rather the colour correctors. Got the clips looking the same... :-) FB does appear to do a better job of WB than the vegas one...
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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:28 AM   #6
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I find a great little tool / plugin for white balance and minor color correction is AAV ColorLab. Bonus, it's free!
I find it better than the Vegas WB tool and the FBmn corrector which I also purchased.

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Old October 21st, 2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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I tend to use NewBlue ColorFast for white balance plus a whole lot more.
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