How 2 set auto whitebalance on stills & movies - set and save settings
- Since the autowhitebalance is mutually exclusive as you stated, I'd
mode switch to MANUAL or CUSTOM for stills and use the functions
setting to change your white balance to underwater instead of auto.
Now turn the mode knob to Movie clips and use the functions setting
again but this time change it from auto white balance to underwater.
Go back to MANUAL or CUSTOM mode and hit the menu button, on the
red/pink tab, up arrow one step to get to the "save settings" choice
and hit function set, right arrow over to OK and hit function set.
Now the White Balance is set for underwater for both stills and movies.
I've been shooting for 2 years now with white balance set for AUTO.
So I haven't used the underwater option under the white balance
choices. Let us know how well it works for you.
--- In email@example.com, "Wayne Reed" <wreed10@...>
> New member here. I bought a Canon SD750 (Ixus 75) for reef photography
> and am soon going to get a housing. I was really hoping to use the
> camera's underwater setting for video clips, as I use my external
> strobe for stills. I figured out recently that the movie mode and
> underwater setting are mutually exclusive, unless you program
> the "Print" button to start the video which can then be in underwater
> color balance.
> The problem - both the Canon (WP-DC14) and the Ikelite (6147.75)
> neglect to support the programmable "Print" button. Does anyone know a
> way around this without going through the manual white balance
> procedure each time? Does "Auto" balance work for underwater? I would
> like to get the balance close when taking the video, rather than doing
> it all in Photoshop if possible.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "uwcanonpss80user"
> <charlieeng@> wrote:
> > We asked Canon Tech Support what the White Balance setting called
> > Underwater really does and what depths is it good for? This is their
> > response:
> > The underwater white balance is not set for a specific depth.As you
> > deeper, different colors in the spectrum are filtered out. The red
> > portion of the spectrum is the first to go making things appear more
> > blue. The underwater white balance setting is set to add in
> > red to compensate for that loss.
> > **End of Canon Repsonse.