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Kevin Hickey
How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
on Feb 5, 2019 at 3:24:21 am

New to the forums here and just invested in starting to build home/office studio and started a new channel for my wife.

I started filming with the Canon M50 for my wife's new Youtube series but when editing in post (FCPX) I noticed there are shifts in lighting and color extremely noticeable in jump cuts across takes.

I'm shooting in manual mode and my studio lights stay set. Can I (and how) do I fix this in post or is my shooting setup messed up?

Here's a video if it might help to see what I'm trying to talk about.







A good example can be found at the jump cut between 1:40-1:43. All takes filmed within a 20-minute window. 

Any tips would be appreciated!

Kevin
Detroit, MI


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Blaise Douros
Re: How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
on Feb 6, 2019 at 12:13:06 am

Did you check and make sure Auto ISO and Auto White Balance are both disabled? Also, it appears that you have some natural light leaking in the background at least; could the sun be moving in and out of clouds? That would cause small but noticeable exposure changes.


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Kevin Hickey
Re: How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
on Feb 7, 2019 at 10:06:18 pm

Thanks for the tips Blaise.

I believe I did turn off Auto ISO and WB but I'll double check to make sure.
After noticing the changes in lighting I started wondering about the light from the windows too, although I wouldn't assume such noticeable changes would happen so quickly. I'm going to try and cover the windows and see what happens.

Any other tips or insights are certainly welcome!

Thanks everyone!


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Blaise Douros
Re: How to get consistent lighting/color over jump cuts?
on Feb 8, 2019 at 5:38:05 pm

You'd be amazed at how quickly natural light can shift--when you're shooting outdoors, the sun goes behind a tree or cloud, and boom, two full stops of exposure change. Since it's not your only source, it doesn't have that much effect, but enough to be noticeable--I'd wager a beer that's what's going on.


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