I am doing a lot of test shooting today after 1.00pm.
If anyone could possibly advise before that it would a massive (understatement) help.
Shooting in my cellar studio (black) no light
Using photoflood incandescent bulk (3400k) key and fill light
Using backlight incandescent (2700k)
Background lights incandescent 2700k)
My camera Panasonic NVGS400 (still learning about it) is a 3CCD camera and allows me to adjust both white and black balance manually I have figured this out (ie) how to do it (still beginner/novice).
Question is I have a white screen and a black screen to help me set manual balance (white & black) they are placed exactly where I sit (I am the subject ...filming myself ) under the exact light I am about to shoot under.
Do I need to set just the white balance or just the black balance (ie) shooting in a black cellar studio???
Should I set both one after the other ????? ... or is this a contradiction?????
One last thing I am experimenting with my budget lighting set up using same (colour temp) but changing the power/ brightness of lights . Do I need to set white /black balance just once at start and keep the same throughout the test with different power light (same colour temperature) or should I reset the white balance /black balance after every lighting power change???
Really hope you can help me out here or I will have to shoot all my test lighting footage using automatic white balance which I know the more experience guys will go ape about!!