Too much red when videoing 8mm film...

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by none, Oct 27, 2005.

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    none Guest

    The 8mm film looks good. When I try to video tape
    (no matter how I do it) it all looks red.

    Using a Sony dcr-trv510 to capture. Cant find any
    color adjustments. Helppppp :)
    none, Oct 27, 2005
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  2. Does your projector have a tungsten lamp. If so your camcorder must be set
    for tungsten, 3400 K, or "indoors".
    David Carlstrom, Oct 28, 2005
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    none Guest

    I was thinking of that, but couldnt find that option on my camera.
    Will check some more. Thanks.
    none, Oct 28, 2005
  4. White balance.
    Larry Johnson, Oct 28, 2005
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    none Guest

    How can I adjust the white balance? None of the
    menus or options adjust that. Closest I can find
    is an exposure control (which I know isnt it)
    none, Oct 28, 2005
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    RS Guest

    You probably don't have manual white balance, but you probably have a
    set of half a dozen or so settings for things like. Sports, Indoors,
    Portrait and so on.
    RS, Oct 28, 2005
  7. <none wrote ...
    <none wrote ...
    Your camera model seems to be infamous for its lack of
    white-balance control. Perhaps you should try projecting/
    shooting against something in a pale cyan (blue-green) color.
    Richard Crowley, Oct 28, 2005
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    flick Guest

    You could try using a colour correcting filter such as an 80A. You can
    pick them up quite cheaply and stick them onto your lens mount with
    Bluetac if you don't have the correct screw fitting. You could also try
    it on your projector lens.
    It sounds as if your camera will not attempt to correct the filter
    colour so you should be ok.

    The following is taken from a photographic catalogue:

    "80" series filters are color conversion filters for the use of
    daylight type color films with artificial light source.
    · 80A increases the color temperature from 3200°K to 5500°K for the
    use with 3200°K lamps (household incandescent bulbs).
    · 80B increases the color temperature from 3400°K to 5500°K for the
    use of photoflood lamps.
    · 80C increases the color temperature from 3800°K to 5500°K for the
    use of clear flash bulbs.
    flick, Oct 28, 2005
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