Fluoro and Minus Green
Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:06 AM
but I was wondering does anyone have a useful method based on checking the ratings (CRI etc) on the fluoro tube to know which minus green to use (without using a CC meter)
Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:26 AM
The link that you posted actually says to use a color meter...that's the only way to be sure. In a pinch I'm sure that you could rattle off a few digital photos with several different degrees of color correction, but even that will be suspect to slight color shifts on the film as opposed to a digital photo.
Video obviously is a whole separate issue...you can look at the monitor until you get the desired balance.
Owning a color meter is a must in my opinion if you shoot film. Unless you can talk your gaffer into buying one instead
Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:18 PM
White balance: auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:30 PM
I think I am going to have to finally take the plunge and get a CC meter.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:39 PM
Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:53 PM
The CC meter helps with more than Flo's. Voltage variations change the color of tungsten lights. Daylight changes throughout the day as well. I hate laying out that much cheese for a CC, but they really save you money on the color timing end.
As far as Flo's go, in general, some folks love them but the color spikes do weird stuff to little things like make-up colors, wardrobe colors, and just about any other thing colored that matters. If I can wash-out flo's with tungsten or another broad color spectrum light source, then I do.