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Declan Smith November 15th, 2005 05:04 AM

White Balance & Custom Presets
 
Should you do manual white balance with the presets turned off on the XL2 ? i.e. if you have a preset in place, does white balance take into account preset settings or are the presets post-white balance functions ?

Ash Greyson November 15th, 2005 03:20 PM

Good question... there is no right answer. I personally associate a WB with whatever look I am after. I use various warm cards to make it consistent. It is probably best to do your presets with pure white but just be wary that a warm/cold WB will effect the overall look.




ash =o)

Bob Thompson November 16th, 2005 02:25 AM

A good question Declan, I assume the white balance is before the presets, but I hope we get a definite answer from somebody in the know.

I suppose you could just go ahead and check with a decent monitor


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