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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 18

Setting the Color Balance

18.1 White Balance

If you are using a Sony HDW camera there are three positions for the switch on the side of the camera that determine which form and setting of white balance you are using. Most professional High Definition (HD) cameras will have similar controls so I will describe those on the Sony here. The positions are labeled Preset, A and B. With the switch at Preset the camera will set the white balance to its own internal setting. You can create your own white balance on position A or B by switching to them and operating the white balance switch on the front of the camera.

18.2 What is White Balance?

Most digital video cameras are set up to show a color correct image when the scene is lit with tungsten ...

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