DOn I found a couple ofcar

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I found a couple ofcard chart sites,and one of them had a list ofscreencasts about theirperfectnuetral gray color charts,etc.

So, like youmentied above a grey card is probably all that is needed.

Here is an article I found

http://www.digitalartsphotography.com/instructions.htm

This is a link to products by Munsell – I have the little Black/gray/white card.

http://www.xrite.com/top_munsell.aspx?action=products&CategoryID=28

Here is the video tutor

http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=73

I think I get the idea,yet still confused. I don’t understand why anyone would take the time to shoot a video that might have numerous shoots under varying light conditionsthen doing edits on all thevideo takes.

Everything I’ve found seems to point to fixing the problem after you are done.

One would think it would be best practice to get AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE to good color when you are shooting the video or video takes.

I’m not against using a card from what I have learned so far. In fact, it almost would seem “not too smart” not to use a color card chart.

Back to white balance– Probably best to set white balance off the white stipe on the card first before shooting, or use a white paper and get a good white reference to start. Then shoot the videos, obviously using a color chart in the first few frames to prepare for color matching issues you deal with in the editor.

I can’t believe I landed on something so simple or supposed to be simple that istwisting my brain like this. LOL

My take on all this, I think if you create a video you might take some time to prepare it. There doesn’t appear to be a decent discussion or tutor about it anywhere on the web. There are some video that explain White Balance, etc. none of them tie the whole package together in an understandable fashion.

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