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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Controlling Color Temperature

“White” light sources actually have distinct tints, or color temperatures, which lighting technicians measure in degrees Kelvin (ºK).

COLOR TEMPERATURE: Tint of white light, measured in degrees on the Kelvin scale (ºK).

Using a combination of light sources, all with different tints, is called mixed lighting. This is typical of most real-world shooting, which is why it's a challenge to achieve color balance—adjusting the tints of the various light sources so colors look natural and pleasing.

MIXED LIGHTING: Lighting setup containing light sources of varying color characteristics.

COLOR BALANCE: Compensation for different color temperatures within a lighting setup to achieve pleasing overall color rendition.

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