May 31, 2015 at 8:41AM

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The yellowish colors coming from the Canon 70D

Hello!
I've been filming with my Canon 70D alongside a person using a 5D Mark II (long live moire).
We've been noticing slight changes in colors in the final edits. I thought it was me, since my were either too bluish or yellowish, compared to the perfect white, shinny footage coming from the 5D mark II. So we decided to take some time and make side by side, with the same settings and lenses. picture style, kelvins, shutter, aperture, iso. Since we hadn't had the same lens we were swapping them between cameras, but still the same problem persisted.
I feel like the 70D isn't able to put the white in the spot. Either is too yellow or too blue.

Is this a known problem? Is there something i can do about it, or just have to buy a superior camera?

Thank you very much

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How are you setting your color balance with both cameras ?

May 31, 2015 at 12:39PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Both with the same Kelvin number 4600, 5600, etc. According to the situation.

Gonçalo Cruz

May 31, 2015 at 1:54PM

How the Camera displays color in relation to Kelvin differs. So even you if you put the same number in by hand, the color can be different. In ENG-work, to match the white balance of two cameras, we just hold the gray-card( dont know if its the right name in english) into the light we want to balance it with and make a manual whitebalance (Sony PMW 500 or IMX). Even though we match it on same lightingsituation the difference can be in 100-200 Kelvin sometimes even more. So maybe try that:)

May 31, 2015 at 2:19PM

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Joshua Zonnekein
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I haven't tried with the white/grey card. I'll do it!

Gonçalo Cruz

June 1, 2015 at 5:42AM

>>>Both with the same Kelvin number 4600, 5600, etc. According to the situation.

Have you tried using a color balance target like a grey-card or white-card ?

Or setting the 70D color temperature higher to compensate for the yellow cast ?

i.e. 5D Mk2 set to 5500 Kelvin, with the 70 D set to 6000 Kelvin

May 31, 2015 at 2:49PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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We also did the adjustments to make the 70D look like the 5D.
However the colour was either too yellow or too blue. What i feel like is that the 5d has a bigger cast of correct white balance (don't even know if that is possible), while the 70D is never (at least from my experience) in the sweet spot.

I'll try the cards trick, anyway.

Gonçalo Cruz

June 1, 2015 at 5:45AM

I've noticed that with all of the Canon cameras I've ever used. Even with proper WB, I think it's just what Canon puts out.

June 1, 2015 at 9:06PM

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philip woolridge
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But the 5DMII has a nice image. The 70D is the problem...

Gonçalo Cruz

June 2, 2015 at 6:22PM

Please do check out our short movie as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P8NsDx_BO8

April 16, 2016 at 5:59AM

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nandhu manoj
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