WHITE BALANCE: Important or Overrated?


WHITE BALANCE: Important or Overrated?

Discussing the importance of setting white balance and testing the flexibility of changing white balance in post on Raw, JPG, 8-bit video & 10-bit log.

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Table of Contents:
0:40 – Common Misconceptions about White Balance
1:07 – Changing White Balance on Raw Photos & Video
2:08 – Using the White Balance Dropper in Lightroom/Premiere
2:32 – Raw Photo Results (5500K, 2500K, & 10,000K)
3:25 – Conclusion #1: Can Raw White Balance be Changed in Post?
3:37 – Why I Wear a Grey Shoelace on My Wrist
4:53 – JPEG Results – Extreme White Balance Adjustment
6:14 – Does Exposure Matter for Correcting White Balance?
6:27 – Why Warming an Image Increases Brightness
6:53 – Conclusion #2: Can You Change JPG White Balance in Post?
7:19 – White Balance Method 1: Custom WB in Camera (Best)
7:42 – Method 2: Use a Different Neutral Grey Object in the Scene
7:59 – Method 3: Eyeball It or Set White Balance to Lights
8:40 – Method 4: Just Put Your White Balance on a Middling Kelvin
9:00 – Method 5: Auto White Balance – Why It’s the Worst
9:25 – Locking the Auto White Balance Helps
9:57 – When Auto White Balance Is Okay to Use
10:14 – 8-bit Video Results (H.264 MP4 – Standard Profile)
11:38 – Conclusion #3: Can 8-bit Video White Balance be Changed?
11:52 – 10-bit Log Video Results – Any Better?
13:03 – Conclusion #4 & Final Thoughts on White Balance

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