Originally Posted by iBeef
Thanks for the reply,
I think the red setting was due to it being on the warm 2 setting. I tried both and both did not look great so I took them all back to 0 in the centre of the slider.
Playing around with some more settings, I think I'm finally getting there with the settings I want.
Sorry for posting in the wrong area, I did not realise.
I don't think it's a big deal you posted here, just you may get more responses in the LCD forum
Warm2 is what you want to hit D65 (6500k) for HD 709 REC, if you are trying to make the set accurate.
Yes, they should all be centered unless you have a meter. Adjusting by eye is VERY tricky, most pro's can't do it. But also be sure you understand what it is you are adjusting and how effects the image.
It's a 2 point white balance. Your settings only adjusted red for the high point (bright whites), but left them unadjusted for dark gray/near black. Makes no sense to me.
Let me break it down for you
The "gain" control adjusts white balance for brighter white (mid gray to full white)
the "offset" control adjusts white balance for darker whites (black to mid gray)
adjusts darker whites (black to mid gray)
adjusts brighter white (mid gray to full white)
It's gets a bit more complicated, so if your dark whites have too much blue per say. And you turn down the blue "offset" to compensate. It will actually raise the blue for the brighter whites a bit (visually, if you had a meter you would see the change easily). It's a bit of a teeter totter. Adjust one then take a reading of the other and you will see it has changed. They need to be balanced to achieve the best results.
So in your posted settings, you cut red gain dramatically, which in turn would have added some reds to the darker whites.
This is why it's best to leave these settings alone unless you know what you are adjusting and have a meter to verify it. Granted it won't hurt anything; you can always reset.
I assume you have been watching in "normal" or "cool" for so long "warm2" looks red to you. When it's actually a lot closer to being accurate; you are probably accustomed to seeing blueish whites. Reset the 2 point white balance back to factory settings, watch it on warm2 for a week or two to let your eyes adjust.