on Jun 21, 2019 at 3:25:22 pm Last Edited By Robin Fearon on Jun 21, 2019 at 3:26:05 pm
I've been shooting with a client on a corporate video job and we had some time in a lab equipped with UV lights. The lighting was particularly gloomy. I shot on a Sony NEX VG30 cam (APS-C) in 25p. Iris set quite wide (f4 or similar) and yet I didn't get very good shots.
I noticed that this videographer shot UV in similar conditions and their UV footage just really pops. Is this down to their camera or are they using a LUT that helps them out or what?
We could help you better if we could see what your footage actually looks like.
One thing that can really enhance fluorescence (which is what you're actually trying to shoot) is using a yellow filter on the camera lens; it blocks the blue or UV (depending on which kind of fluorescence-generating light), but allows the other colors to come through nicely. Do a white balance with the yellow filter on the lens before the white lights are turned off, and you'll be in good shape.
I used to work for a company that built lights specifically for shooting video of fluorescence in underwater settings.