Whitebalance issues in C1?

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  • CSP

    nothing unusual,  there is no standard.  this are just ( fictional) numbers and do not correlate with either the camera settings or measured color temperature. you have to use custom wb with your camera to get it right.

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  • Thomas Schreiber

    CSP,

    Nothing unusual? 🤔 I'm confused. If I got a lightsource that's X Kelvin, and I know, that in fact the light source is that specific Kelvin degree, I should be able to set my WB in my camera to that exact value, and get a 100% neutral grey color balance (no color shift). Sometimes you do not have the luxury of having a reference image with a WB card. In that case, it's very convenient to able to just plot in the right Kelvin number, and get the colors you want, if you know the light source color temperature.

    Thanks.

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  • CSP

    sure in an ideal world this would be the case but in reality it is not.  it starts with how WB is calculated, different brands can have different methods giving different result.  some converter are closer to real numbers as dxo for example others are not.  guess the developers do no see a real need to give scientific accurate number as most user do not have a instrument to measure color temperature anyway. 

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