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How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

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! 

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?


@Pking wrote:

 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.

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

Canon AWB is very good. Plus, as Ray said, full guidance in the manual.
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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

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?

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

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. 

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

It looks like Custom White Balance (page 225) also applies to movie shooting.

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Cinema-EOS-Discussions/White-Balance-on-new-Cinema-EOS-Cameras-C5...

Same for dedicated cinema cameras. 

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

White Balance Settings.JPG

 

Info display WB.JPG

 

This and a lot more is in the 90D manual.

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

jrhoffman75, I bought this camera on eBay, and the instructions it came with are very short. My instructions do not include 225 pages.

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Re: How do you White Balance an EOS 90D?

Johnw1, 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?

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