Key Terms: Frame Rate, Resolution, & White Balance (Camera Lesson 02)
Summary: Ryan covers the second three crucial camera terms- frame rate, resolution, and white balance.
Length: 7:06 minutes
So in the last video we began to look at the first three essential terms you need to know: your aperture, shutter, and ISO. In this video we complete the six essential terms by looking at white balance, resolution, and frame rate.
White balance tells our cameras how to correctly perceive and render the color temperature of light. Our eyes are pretty amazing, in that we can go from one environment to another and we’ll never notice any difference, as our eyes automatically adjust. Our cameras, on the other hand, need to be told what white like looks like otherwise the colors will look rather odd.
So if we are shooting with candle light, that light is going to appear more warm, or orange, if we don’t correctly white balance. And if we shoot outside, and we don’t correctly white balance, then the image is going to appear more cool, or blue, if we don’t correctly white balance.
White balance is measured in degrees kelvin (K). This system of measuring the color temperature of light was developed by Lord Kelvin back around 1850. And it is based off of heating up a perfectly black body.