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EduTVTechFootball Game Lighting
by on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:53:31 pm

Hello.

I work for a school district and we just started recording our high school football games. Among the many things to learn, I'm looking for help on how to adjust for the lighting. We use three AJ-D410AP DVCPro Cameras. The game starts out in daylight and as it gets darker the stadium lights are turned on.

Is there anyway I set the white balance without having to adjust it every 15 minutes? Different filters? Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks.


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MatteRe: Football Game Lighting
by on Sep 8, 2005 at 7:31:07 pm

[EduTVTech] "Is there anyway I set the white balance without having to adjust it every 15 minutes?"

Nope.

In "real" football coverage, there are live engineers operating with full remote-control over all the aspects of the cameras.
They "shade" the cameras iris and black-levels constantly, and can manually compensate of color-balance.

In more "basic" productions without these benefits, you can:

A. leave cameras in "auto-WB" (not so good)
B. ignore WB (worse)
C. regularly, carefully re-WB all cameras during breaks in the game (best you can do).


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