Jump to content


Photo

Flourescent Color Issues


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 John Crow

John Crow
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
  • Electrician

Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hey all,
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?
Thanks for reading
  • 0

#2 Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski
  • Sustaining Members
  • 7373 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, Ca

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)
  • 0


Ritter Battery

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

CineLab

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

The Slider

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

CineTape

CineLab

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets