I'm shooting my first scene with heavy flourescent lighting, too many to replace so I'm just going to go with it. The power source in the building is a steady 60 hz, so I don't believe flicker will be a problem as long as I'm xtal synced @ 24 fps... right?
My main concern I think is color spikes with the flourescents. What is the best way to determine if I need to use a corrective + or - green gel? Don't have the budget for a filming test, so.... color meter? Will the CRT rating on the lights tell me anything?
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Flourescent Color Issues
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:32 PM
A DSLR on set set to the same color balance you'll be working with can help you with color and if all of the tubes match you can "clean it up" in the telecine suite. Shoot a grey card at the beginning of each roll in there so the colorist can work off of it. Also Higher the CRI of the tubed the "truer" the color (e.g. the broader the spectrum put out by the tube)