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#1 ale elaiuy

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 02:42 PM

Hi,
I'll be shooting soccer supporters crowd next week and some of them will have pyrotechnic emergency red flares in their hands...
We shot a camera test last week and the director found that the red from the flare turns people skins way too red too. I've thinking of using some filter to soften that a little...
Do you think that would be a good ideia?
Is there anything else that can be done??

Thanks! :rolleyes:
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:19 PM

About the only thing is to fill them with some white light. It'll help, but you probably can't get rid of all the red. But it could get you to where you can tweak it in timing.



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#3 ale elaiuy

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:16 PM

About the only thing is to fill them with some white light. It'll help, but you probably can't get rid of all the red. But it could get you to where you can tweak it in timing.

Thanks man... I've thinking about using 80b filter on the lens... dunno if that is gonna cool everything way too much though?



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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 12:00 AM

Is this a day or night thing? If it's night, the camera could perhaps wear a cooling filter (something in the realm of 1/4 blue or 1/2 blue, I don't remember the filter names for those). It will read like a moonlight effect and will also tame the red light some.
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