Setting White Balance
Article ID: ART138312 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Setting White Balance

Solution

Setting White Balance

(1) [Auto]

The white balance is adjusted automatically.

(2) [Light Source]

Select the light source from the pull-down menu below according to the condition in which the camera is used.

[Daylight Fluorescent] : Select this option to capture video under daylight fluorescent lighting.

[White Fluorescent] : Select this option to capture video under daylight fluorescent lighting or white fluorescent lighting.

[Warm Fluorescent] : Select this option to capture video under warm fluorescent lighting.

[Mercury Lamp] : Select this option to capture video under mercury lamps.

[Sodium Lamp] : Select this option to capture video under orange sodium lamps.

[Halogen Lamp] : Select this option to capture video under halogen bulbs or incandescent bulbs.

 

(3) [Lock]

The white balance is fixed to that of the video currently received.

To forcibly fix the white balance according to the light source, use [One-shot WB].

Example of Setting Method:

Irradiate a white subject (white paper, etc.) using the light source and capture the subject over the entire screen. In this condition, select [One-shot WB].

 

Important

• Since the light source selection options are based on representative characteristics, proper colors may not be achieved depending on the applicable light source. In this case, use the [One-shot WB] function.

• If the subject looks greenish under mercury lamps in the [Auto] mode, select the [Mercury Lamp] mode under light source. If the image is still not shown in appropriate colors under mercury lamps when the [Mercury Lamp] mode is selected under light source, use the [Auto] mode.

• When the subject has only one color or when sodium lamps, mercury lamps and certain other fluorescent lightings are used, camera colors may not be adjusted automatically.

• When [Day/Night] is set to [Night Mode] (including when it is set to [Auto] and night mode is judged to be applicable), the white balance function cannot be used.

• Notes on capturing video continuously day and night If a subject that seldom changes is captured in a location where the light source changes gradually, such as when capturing a subject continuously day and night, the image may not be shown in appropriate colors. In the above case, applying changes to the image to capture will achieve the appropriate colors.