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Image control I cannot get the color right. any suggestions. Ive messed with it for hours. any suggestion

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Hi,

Sorry to say, you never will get the color right unless you invest in a studio lamp, and the bulbs are expensive. Best you could get would be quartz halogen from the hardware store that carpenters use.

A florescent lamp give you a blue green tint and a regular lamp gives you heavy yellow. There isn't anything you can do about either as there isn't filter lenses sold for the types of cameras.

The only practical thing to do is use a regular digital camera, a 5 mega pixel type that allows you to compensate for lighting conditions, setup a USB feed to your PC, hook up external power to the camera and put it on a tripod.

I know that sounds convoluted, but if you have a spare digital camera this is an option. Otherwise, a really expensive web cam, the type CNN uses for broadband feed from the field will do.

Sorry, this isn't an easy answer. I hope it give you something to go on form here.

Good luck and if you have any further questions based on what I said above, feel free to ask. Just use the comment box below to ask.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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