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DNG Color Issues

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by kbnovak, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. kbnovak

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    I am a very experienced photographer, but new to the DJI Phantom Vision 2.
    I shoot almost all of my regular photography in the RAW format which allows for wide latitude in adjustments to include white balance.

    I have found that when shooting in RAW (DNG) on the Phantom, I am unable to get accurate white balance adjustments when post-processing in Lightroom.

    If I try to change it to anything other than "As Shot" I get a very green color shift that I am unable to recover.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  2. sblue

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    No suggestions, but you are not alone with this issue. I'm not sure what the deal is, but I have to just make careful manual WB adjustments in post. Would love to know an answer.
     
  3. gunslinger

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    Same issue here, but unfortunately can't come up with an answer either... :cry:

    -slinger
     
  4. MarkMullenUK

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    I too get odd white balances, I usually use a WB picker and choose a neutral road or white building adjusting till I get the desired look, being unable to do commercial work with it 100% colour integrity isn't critical to me.
     
  5. jimre

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    This camera's "native" color balance appears to be quite a bit different from "normal" cameras. In particular, the Tint seems to be biased way toward Green - hence the need to shift it something like +150 or more toward Magenta. The built-in WB presets in Lightroom (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, etc) all assume you have a "normal" camera, so they will all look far too green when used for this camera.

    I don't know the technical reasons for this - whether it's a quirk of the sensor, the camera's image processing chip, or maybe the RAW/DNG conversion software. But it can easily be corrected by either using the "As Shot" setting, or using the eye-dropper to click on a neutral grey-white area.
     
  6. kbnovak

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    Thanks for the reply's folks!
    I guess it's just something I'll have to work through. Hopefully DJI can address this thru a firmware tweak.