Canon Talks White Balance

On this Canon video, part of the “Canon EOS HD Video Tutorials”, Jem Schofield talks to cinematographer Angus Oborn and look at how to correctly white balance your camera for video footage.

Setting white balance correctly can save you some work in post production and is part of the professional technique used in most video productions. As Schofield explains it using auto white balance is not a good idea as it is unpredictable. Setting your white balance manually using exact  Kelvin temperatures or even more accurately using custom white balance and a white card.

We already covered the topic of white balance in two previous videos – “Understanding White Balance” with Jesse Garrison from Canon and “How to Manually White-Balance Your Camera” with Richard Harrington.

More guides and comparisons of photographic gear can be found on our photography gear guides – here on LensVid. You can find all of the Canon EOS HD Video Tutorials on our special section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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