21 Nov 2012

The problem with LED Lighting - video

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LED lighting in still photography and video is problematic because even though you can approximate a white-looking light, there are gaps in the spectrum that can leave some colours under-illuminated

Phil Rhodes has covered this in detail recently.

Here's a very short video by Alan Roberts, for the EBU, where he illustrates the problem. This is something that we are all going to have to get to grips with if we continue to use LED lighting.



David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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