o rly?! http://www.fara-led.com/content/en/16/
Hey Kyle, it was not my intention to to imply that LEDs have a poorer color quality than sodium-vapor lighting. I felt that my inclusion of low pressure sodium's very limited SPD -- as well as a link to a high pressure sodium SPD chart and other comments in the conclusion -- would illustrate this sufficiently. I have made some corrections to help emphasize the point a bit better.
Hey Vidiot, here are words from David Mullen of the ASC discussing the part of my post with which you seem to be taking issue:
"Sodium Vapors have missing wavelengths so they cannot be fully corrected -- all you end up with is a muddy, desaturated image if you try. Plus if you try and white balance to a color temp much lower than 3200K, you are already pushing the blue channel quite heavily. At the most, you could try just adding a little coldness to take out some orange. But white balancing under the sodium lights isn't really going to work well, I'd try putting some 1/4 CTO on a tungsten light pointed at a white card and white balancing to that -- that would add a little blue into the sodium color but not cancel it completely.
As for gels, there are lots of combinations people try. Rosco just created two new gels for this purpose: Industrial Vapor, which is an ugly brown-green gel that supposedly matches real sodium, and Urban Vapor, which is an orangey-yellow gel that looks like most people's impression of sodium vapor without as much green. But you could also try various gel combinations, like Full CTS + 1/4 Plus Green, Apricot, etc."
Here's the source of this quote: http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=39681
My point was not that LA could not be color corrected or lit to match a certain look, but that its natural ungraded look has changed, which it has. The aesthetic implications of this are subjective. That and incomplete-spectrum lamps behave differently than natural or full-spectrum sources.
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Damn it, I thought it felt old school. Anyway, I meant that the product was easily going to surpass its goal. Actually it looks like it did, wooh!
LiveGrade can also be used to create CDLs for RED http://pomfort.com/livegrade/