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Has blue in areas of low light

When trying to film blue areas are filling the screen (seems to be because of shadow). The only setting that seems to change it is the ae setting to +2.0.. But that still does not cure it completely??

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Under what conditions are you filming inside or out might be a white balance. Please write some more information we hope to find an answer.

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Add light or increase gain incrementally( gain=grain ). The unit is not known for low light finesse. Few in that chip range are.

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OK Hi, See if i can clear this up.

When you shot your white balance (WB) did you shoot it under sane lighting conditions that you where filming, And if you did how many diffretn light sources where present when you filmed. Blue cast useually means (WB) set to hot (beaning light source is hotter in kalvins) for what your shooting. Example shooting indoor gym that uses arclights are very bright then shooting around normal incandesent lights very dim.
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