Setting Custom White Balance

Setting Custom White Balance from Martin Koch on Vimeo.

The example is a bit exaggerated very often Auto White Balance (AWB) does a good job.

Make shure that the white object you use is lit by the same light as the scene you're recording.

For best results use a dedicated white balance card as it should be correct white, without color cast. You can also test if a gray card gives you good results.

By setting Custom White Balance you can also avoid color shifts between different scenes under the same light. That happened for instance in "Der Hahn". I used AWB and in the fifth scene the grass has a completely different green than in the other ones although the light didn't change a bit.

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