December 28, 2016 at 2:10AM, Edited December 28, 2:10AM

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Working with a Sony PDW 700 at the moment....

I am working with the Sony PDW 700 at the moment (ENG) and I was really surprised that I can't modify self made white balance settings. (Not the presets, but those stored in the A&B storage)
I wanted to for example store settings from 2800-5000 on the A switch, and from 5000-7000 on the B switch, so I could just check on my field monitor which one suits the scenario best and would not need to do a white balance.
Or am I missing something?

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I haven't used that camera, but on Panasonic ENG cameras the A and B presets don't allow you to select a pre-determined white balance. Instead, when A is selected, perform an auto white balance (and perhaps store it). it is what it is. When B is selected, do likewise. If you do your WB in a controlled environment, you might get the effect of dialing in a specific WB. But in reality, A and B only store an AWB setting, not something you dial in.

December 28, 2016 at 6:04AM

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Yea, thats how it works with the PDW 700 also. Just seems very strange for me that its not possible to edit those stored in A&B and to only be able to use 4 pre-determined white preset settings...

John

December 28, 2016 at 7:30AM

Yeah, the PDW 700 is the same as the Panasonics.
Don't worry about what the numbers say either. I've put three identical cameras side by side with the same lenses on the same target and one would say 3,400K, another would say 3,600K etc. but they'd look perfect on the vector scope and to the eye.

December 28, 2016 at 12:23PM

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