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Minolta Super 8: Try to shoot Daylight Camera Setting with Kodak 500T Film for Blue Tint?

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#1 Cory Aycock

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hi,

 

I have a Minolta XL-Sound 84 Super 8 camera with Kodak 500T and am needing to give the footage a blue tint for a short sequence outdoors at sunset.  If I turn on the Daylight Setting Button, will that give me the nice blue tint I am looking for....or should I just adjust Color Temp. in post?

 

Thx.


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#2 Jay Young

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

I think you need to NOT use the filter if you want blue.

 

The daylight setting, best I can figure engages an orange/wratten filter which will make your tungesten film look correct in daylight.

However, reading through the manual they don't even say which kind of filter is actually installed.  Someone likely knows.

 

You'll also want to overexpose a tad, as that camera I recall only reads up to ASA 160 or so.


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#3 Cory Aycock

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:29 PM

Yes, I'm aware of the exposure difference, just curious what it would do if shooting with the Daylight Setting.  There is a little switch on the camera for shooting Tungsten or Daylight.  I will probably just shoot with the correct setting and tweek it a little in post to get it to a bluer tint, unless someone recommends otherwise. Thx.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 05:22 AM

Sunset light is rather redder than standard daylight anyway, so if you pull the filter the effect will not be very great.

It's an 85A filter, BTW, to correct 5600K daylight for 3400K type A film. 500T is actually type B, balanced for 3200K.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:24 AM

Yeah, it was probably a silly question to start with but thought I'd ask. I've never shot on film before and was curious. I'm in LA so cloud cover is not gonna happen. May try to find a shady spot during the day.
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