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  1. #1 White Balance BMPCC 
    Hi All,

    This may be a very noob question but I just got my BMPCC and I was wondering how you all are doing white balance, is there a way to set it automatically, on my dads GH4 it can auto set is there anything similar, if not what are some guidelines to white balance on the camera? Also how do I set white balance with a grey card etc? Sorry for the questions but just wondering.

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    Jake
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    Youtube is your friend
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    No auto White ballance. This is. Cinema camera not a Point and shoot. No need for a Grey card. You should make your self familiar with kelvin temperature scale and lern to judge it approximately. Final touches in post. If shooting raw, it doesn't really matter, you do it all in post.
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    If you have an iPhone, this app, which is free, we will give you a kelvin reading:

    Pocket Light Meter by Nuwaste studios
    https://appsto.re/us/PaeWw.i
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    I got the app but I didn't find any Kelvin metering, are you sure man?
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    There's no need to get that far into it - It's not rocket surgery. If you blow the white balance shooting ProRes you can still fix it in post without a huge hit in IQ. There aren't even that many kelvin settings so there's no need to be exact.
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    yeah, I shoot prores all the time and usually just have the wb set to 5600 and then correct for it in post. I only once or twice ran into such extreme lighting conditions that I had to adjust the wb while shooting.
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    Thanks for the responses guys, much appreciated will check out the app too.
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    I have this app and you need to be on iOS 8 and upgrade the app as well. I think it WB reading is pretty good with the app. I'm not sure why sekonic can't do this with their light meters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gj91 View Post
    I have this app and you need to be on iOS 8 and upgrade the app as well. I think it WB reading is pretty good with the app. I'm not sure why sekonic can't do this with their light meters...
    A light meter measures light, not color. If you would like to have a color meter, Sekonic has this model, which goes from 2,300k to 20,000K.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...rch=yes&sts=pi
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