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Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by wat17, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. wat17

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    Not sure what I am doing wrong but my footage is looking terrible. See picture. Seems very blue/cold. Any ideas?

    Settings as follows:
    - Zenmuse X5
    - White Balance: Sunny
    - Sytle: None (0,0,0)
    - Color None
    - ISO 100
    - Shutter speed roughly 1/100
    - Shooting 1080p at 48fps (PAL)
    - Apature 5.8
    - Exposure around -1.0
    - Firmware 1.8.1.00
    - Hoya ND8 filter
     

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  2. The Editor

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    Colour temperature too hot (yes hotter is bluer)
    Very easy fix in post with nearly all NLE's (but interface differs with each one).

    Either fix it as I mention above or just shoot everything in daylight with a fixed colour temp - I use 5600. This will warm things up slightly and give you a more natural looking hue.
    Don't what ever you do use auto WB. The tracking is dire and there is no user off set or speed adjust on the toy Inspire cameras.
     
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    Thanks. Not sure if you saw but I just added that I am using a Hoya ND8.

    Excuse my lack of knowledge I always thought hotter = more yellow = higher k value? Therefore colder = blue = lower k?

    Any idea of roughly what K is the Sunny setting? I always thought this was in the 5500-6000 range anyway?
     
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    It's counter intuitive because when photographers talk about adding warmth to a scene they mean making it 'redder' which means lowering the colour temp not increasing it.
    As values go up the Kelvin scale they move away from reds and yellows and into blues.
    The Hoya filter could be adding a cast but they are usually not too bad although some ND8's are worse than others.

    Don't forget you can always adjust the colour temp from the ground in real time. :)
     
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    Cheers. Alot of it seems to be looks good on iPad screen but then rubbish on computer when I get home.
     
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    from your file which is already burnt in, sort'a speak (.jpg) maybe your looking for something like this...
    Camera raw or Lightroom is your friend.
     

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    Doesn't look too bad for me, maybe your home computer screen is not calibrated.
     
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    sure, that must be it....
     
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    I didn't think it looked to bad either. Nothing I wouldn't correct in post.
     
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    Thanks All, Just trying to get a fairly good image straight out of the camera. What White balance is everyone using? Guessing it custom ____k?
     
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    All footage should be colour graded. You need to learn to do that.
     
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    I'm currently having similar issues with a a cheap ND8 filter. After some research it seems that the filter is not attenuating the Infra Red enough and adding a cast to the living things like trees. If you have this problem it cannot be corrected with simple "temperature" correction as the trees need different temperature settings to the rest of picture.

    Your settings would give me a lower contrast, slightly brown picture rather than the one you are showing. This looks like you have used some editing software to process picture already.

    If I try and recorrect the picture a simple temperature change does not work. It also needs a fair bit of adjustment to the red channel as well.

    Gary