12-20-2020 02:36 AM
Hello all. I realize how stupid I sound. But I just purchased my Canon EOS 90D, and if anyone could write the basic instructions on how to white balance it, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Note: for the last 20 years I've been shooting with a Canon GL1 MiniDV camera. I felt the time finally came for me to update my camera. So, expect some surprisingly ignorant posts from me in the next few weeks. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
12-20-2020 06:05 AM
if anyone could write the basic instructions on how to white balance it, I'd greatly appreciate it.
I think you will find that Canon have already done that in the user manual.
12-21-2020 09:54 AM
There are many ways to do white balance depending on your workflow.
I would say that there are two main methods on this board:
Shoot in RAW and fix in post if necessary.
Shoot in JPEG with AWB and don't worry about it unless a specific image has an issue.
Do you have a specific problem, or is this a general question?
12-23-2020 02:17 AM
I'm talking about shooting video, not film.
Perhaps I should explain: For years, I've been shooting with a 20 year old camera (Canon GL1 MiniDV), and editing on a version of Final Cut Pro which at least 12 years old. I just purchased a more modern camera and computer, and now I have a lot of adjusting to do (a lot to teach myself).
I personally like to shoot everything white balanced, and then tweak colors in Post... I did find the way to automatically white balance with the EOS 90D, but I can't find a way to do it manually. And that's exactly what I want to learn.
12-23-2020 04:02 PM
Same for dedicated cinema cameras.
12-24-2020 03:00 AM
, ok. So my with old camera (the MiniDV Canon GL1) all my white balancing had to be done manually. But it looks like with the EOS 90D, I can usually get away with using automatic white balancing. Eventually I will have to learn manual white balance. But for the beginning I should be able to get away with only doing automatic white balance... Does that sound right?