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Fernando Alves
 

Another doubt come up, guys. How to set the camera white balance? Have been watching some videos about it and they set the withe balance with a gray card. What they usually do is set the light, align the card in front of the camera, select the white balance mode and press the button and it is done. Is it the right way? How can I use the gray card to set my camera white balance?

Thanks a lot.

Cheers,
Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography


Art Adams
 

Gray is generally best. For the longest time I used white because that’s what I was taught, but that’s for older broadcast cameras that didn’t have much dynamic range or highlight compression. Gray is the better option as there’s usually little tonal compression going on in the mid-tones and you have the most saturation compared to shadows or highlights.

 

Basically, expose the gray card to be gray, hit the button, and that should be it. Make sure the card is in the light that you want to be white.

 

When I had multiple white balance settings available in the form of a switch on the side of the camera, I would white balance all of them to the same value just in case I bumped it.

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Fernando Alves
 

Thanks, Art. I have never use any Cinema Camera as Arri, Red or Phantom. For this cameras should I expose the gray card and hot the button? Or is another method?

Thanks a lot.

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves


Art Adams
 

HI Fernando-

 

That’s the best method. Depending on the camera and lighting (tungsten or daylight) you may be better off choosing preset (3200K or 5500K). This may not work so well if you’re using LED lighting as LEDs and camera sensors tend to interact in occasionally unpredictable ways. In that case, yes: you would expose the gray card for middle gray (or as close as possible) and hit the auto white button. You can also roll some footage and white balance the gray card in post.

 

-Art

 

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BurbankCA 91505
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Thanks, Art. I have never use any Cinema Camera as Arri, Red or Phantom. For this cameras should I expose the gray card and hot the button? Or is another method?

Thanks a lot.

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves

 

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Fernando Alves
 

Thanks a lot, Art! 

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves


Fernando Alves
 

Art, what you mean by "multiple white balance"?

"When I had multiple white balance settings available in the form of a switch on the side of the camera, I would white balance all of them to the same value just in case I bumped it."

Sorry, didn't get what you mean here.


Thanks a lot.

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves


Art Adams
 

Hi Fernando-

 

Sometimes a camera will allow you to capture multiple white balances via a switch on the side of the camera, typically labeled “A, B, and preset.” You can save different white balances to A and B but I usually save the same one just in case the switch gets bumped.

 

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ARRI Inc.
3700 Vanowen Street
BurbankCA 91505
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Art, what you mean by "multiple white balance"?

"When I had multiple white balance settings available in the form of a switch on the side of the camera, I would white balance all of them to the same value just in case I bumped it."

Sorry, didn't get what you mean here.


Thanks a lot.

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves

 

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Fernando Alves
 

Thanks, Art!! Now I dig it.

Take care.

Cheers

Fernando Alves
Editor and now studying Cinematography
https://vimeo.com/fernandoalves