Rosco gels to balance greenish Z96 LED light?
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pjny
Registered: Jan 27, 2010
Total Posts: 142
Country: United States

Hi,

I'm using the F&V Z96 LED lights and want to know any tips on balancing the light. I think it has a greenish spike and also a little cold making subjects look kinda sick. I read somewhere that you can color correct LED with +1/8-1/4 CTO plus a minus green gel.

I also heard LED are bad for skintones because they don't have the full spectrum of light.

Anyone use LEDs and solved this problem? I want to use the LED light for video as well as stills(for a little fill).



BrianO
Registered: Aug 21, 2008
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Country: United States

Did yours not come with the warming filter?



pjny
Registered: Jan 27, 2010
Total Posts: 142
Country: United States

Yeah it came with that but the color balance using the supplied gel is even worse.



PhotoDes
Registered: Jul 03, 2009
Total Posts: 172
Country: United States

I have a Flashpoint LED light with a green color balance and I use a 0.2 Magenta filter to correct it and get very accceptable results. I have another LED light that is much better balanced for daylight without any filter, so there seems to be a lot of variation between the output spectra of LEDs.

Des



BrianO
Registered: Aug 21, 2008
Total Posts: 8547
Country: United States

pjny wrote: ...it came with [a warming filter] but the color balance using the supplied gel is even worse.

How are you setting white balance?