White Balance Your Camera

This post was written by Matt on May 20, 2009
Posted Under: How Stuff Works

How and why you should always white balance your video camera.

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Reader Comments

Every now and again I find a web site that is a real source of useful information and content. This is one of those. A rare beast indeed. Keep up the good work. Kind regards ….

Written By the checkbook on May 22nd, 2009 @ 7:55 am

I have to make myself remember to set the white balance when I’m on location. I have been at many weddings and set the white balance for the ceremony then go to the reception and forget to set my WB. It’s such a pain. I have also use just about anything to set my WB: white cars, paper, wedding dresses (Ha Ha), and just about anything else you can think of that’s white. Thanks again for the amazing video. Keep them coming!!

Written By Stefan Tribble on May 27th, 2009 @ 8:25 am

Thank you for taking time out to explain the white-balance issue, especially the Kelvin intro! I’m just learning/absorbing all this material, to start out a ’small’ video production for the web, and all your video tutorials on YouTube have been really helpful. Just thought I’d drop in and say thank you!

Written By Faisal Khan on June 17th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

The difference between final productions boils down to lots of little details. White balancing is the start as you like a big commercial jet pilot go through the check list before getting off ground, pulling up the landing gear and getting ready for the inflight movie.

Written By Andrew Mooers on February 4th, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

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