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- February 26, 2019 at 12:40 PM #72008777littlecoffeefoxParticipant
Hello! This is my first time posting on this forum.
I do a lot of flatlay filming, timelapses, and my videos tend to have lots of cuts. I’ve noticed that my film gradually shifts between purple tones to greenish tones during filming, and it is incredibly noticeable during timelapses and when cutting from one point in the video to the next. I use a Canon 70D body, but I’ve experienced this on a Canon Rebel SL2 and on a Canon EOS 6D Mark ii. It might be a default camera setting on all of the cameras, but I think it is more likely that it is my lighting rig.
I use a LimoStudio lighting rig ( https://www.amazon.com/LimoStudio-Photography-Lighting-Equipment-AGG814/dp/B00E4YS2XU/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=limostudio&qid=1551213285&s=gateway&sr=8-3 ) with fluorescent bulbs. Recently, I bought another lighting rig ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MBVOIJU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) and did a test video to see that it does it as well, though not quite as pronounced. So now I’m looking for help because I don’t know what else to do.
I film at 60 fps to avoid banding. I usually film at 100 iso and around 5.6 aperture, depending on the lens.
Has anyone else experienced this or found a solution? Is this a fluorescent issue? I am appreciative of anyone who can point me in the right direction.
- February 27, 2019 at 1:08 PM #72008945paulearsParticipant
Fluorescent lamps really are pretty awful for video at higher frame rates because they flicker, and cheap ones have no facility to stop this. You really need to swap out those flu tubes for something else. See if you can find some bright LEDs which will be much better.
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