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tzur livne
shooting under LED lights
on Mar 7, 2011 at 12:06:10 pm

how can i minimize the effects of LED lights in a video (i.e. - dance floor LED lights that make the people dancing look "washed" with color and "clip" some colors when the LED lighting is on).
i use JVC 5101 camcorder with a small on-cam light, 3200K filter (built-in filter, no option for not using one, the other option is 5600K).
thanks.

Tzur Livne


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Richard Herd
Re: shooting under LED lights
on Mar 7, 2011 at 7:58:24 pm

Well...you can rotoscope/power-window each frame and balance it back to white.


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tzur livne
Re: shooting under LED lights
on Mar 8, 2011 at 8:57:02 am

thanks, but rotoscopeing is not an option.
i'm trying to prevent the abnormal effects, not correcting them after they happen.

Tzur Livne


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Richard Herd
Re: shooting under LED lights
on Mar 8, 2011 at 4:31:59 pm

Just thought of something: When I hear LED lights, my mind thinks nightclub/concert type thing, and that means you can't really control the environment.

However, if you can control the environment then a light that is significantly brighter than the LED light could render it moot. For example, I used to shoot ads for a nightclub. We'd set up a scene in a booth, and I'd have to light it really bright. It's important to note that the LEDs in the club were relatively low light. And the bright lights in the booth I set-up-in were very annoying to the paying customers, so we did this before the club was busy and really fast, like 30 minutes maximum.

Hope this helps!


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