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It is hard to color correct every video in a film , is it possible to have a white card and color correct it in a click while editing ?
I meant white card on set while recording in video somewhere or before the shot ...
May 22, 2017 at 3:04AM
You have just discovered one of the reason that white clapper boards were once so popular on movie sets. Not only did they help with the synchronization of audio and video, but their white color could serve as a reference point. Some people still adhere to time-honored techniques. Others think it is better to save 10 seconds on set, even if it means spending hours more in post. It is up to you to decide what your time is worth and how to make the most of your film's budget.
May 22, 2017 at 6:30AM
Back in the days when i was shooting on broadcast cameras with an auto white balance switch I used to carry a A2 sized white card around with me on every shoot. These days we can dial it in pretty easily with the RED but they also have a auto white feature which works really well, so the old white card might be coming back out.
Other than that, you can dial it in and get it close as you can by eye off the white clapper and then colour pick it in post (or shoot RAW).
Hope that helps.
Director | Cinematographerwww.globalpictures.com.au
May 22, 2017 at 9:52PM
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