Video color problems

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Does your outside video look blue? How about the indoor video you shoot, does it also look blue or maybe a little orange? That’s because your video camera doesn’t always know what colors are supposed to look like. Most cameras have an auto white balance (AWB) setting, but they are far from perfect. To solve this dilemma, all you have to do is “tell” your camera what white looks like under the current lighting conditions. Point your camera at something white, or better yet a gray card (available at photo supply stores), select the “manual white balance,” and hit the “set” button. Any time you move to a new location, repeat this process and your video will be the proper color every time.

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