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  1. I am going to take a white / grey card with me next time and try to build a custom setting. The camera seem to be fine when you use it in still mode. Only the video mode is giving me issue with the balance. More tests.
  2. [b]Great site. [/b] Been visiting for quite a while and thought I would join and post an issue I am having. Been shooting video for many years with traditional video cameras and I just started fooling around with a DSLR. I have a Nikon D5100 which I primarily use for still photography but I want to shoot some video for personal use and I started doing some tests to get up to speed. Shot with it outside and the images look great. Did some test under 3200k hot lights and I am having a trouble with the white balance settings. I tried using the auto balance and the flesh tones are way off. All the flesh tones have a magenta cast to them and it not easy to correct. I shot some more tests with the camera set at 3200k preset and still the cast, not as bad and I can correct it but still not the warm flesh tone you would want under 3200 lights. Just from reading reviews it's obvious the Canon's outperform the Nikons for video in the low end models. I have a lots of Nikon lenses for stills photography so it works for me. Any tips on video white balance with a DSLR. I see lots of adjustments in the menus but I don't want to start changing things till I know what I am doing. I don't seem to have trouble with the camera shooting still and the white balance seems to work fine but I am also using RAW files so white balance is relative Thank for any help.
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