Balancing tungsten to sodum vapor
Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:47 PM
Of course the color temp varies among sodium lights; I'm looking for a recipe(s) that will get me in the ball park so I can do some tests.
Any favorites? (We're shooting on an HVX200 in 720)
Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:44 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:31 PM
Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:58 PM
You are correct. I don't plan on white balanceing to the sodium vapors-- I'll be at 3200k. I need to gel certain lights so I can put/enhance those colors where I need them. There will probably be pure 3200 key as well as some motivated blue somewhere to compete with the heavy orange.
But, at the risk of restating the obvious, it is practically impossible to balance sodium vapor light to anything, as the light is a discontinuous spectrum; orange and deep violet only. How can the color temp of sodium light vary between units? Also, from my experience these lights have about as much color as sepia toned b&w. So you probably don't want to match your tungsten and kinoflos to them if you want any color in your foreground.
Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:45 PM
Edited by Robert Hughes, 31 March 2006 - 09:46 PM.
Posted 01 April 2006 - 04:36 AM