[FEATURE] Proper white balance support for RAW sources

NormanPCN
NormanPCN Posts: 4,198 Enthusiast
edited November 2020 in Imerge

Imerge offers a white balance shifter which operates anywhere in the effect chain.

I can only assume on a raw conversion Imerge is using the camera white balance setting for the raw conversion to RGB. Given a Bayer sensor is basically monochrome one needs a white balance setting to generate an RGB image. Imerge does not offer us this white balance setting. All other raw editors I have used give this to us.

Given the Imerge UI this should probably be in the content panel. The usual blue/yellow slider but also offering an entry field for a kelvin white balance. Then of course the tint slider. Of course an eyedropper. The eye dropper moves the sliders. The sliders/entry should be preloaded with the camera settings. I like/want to know the camera white balance setting.

Often offered by raw editors but I never use is a drop down with common white balance settings. Most also offer their own auto white balance in that list. Generally I have usually seen this some out quite similar to my Canon camera auto white balance.

Comments

  • mabdelbary
    mabdelbary Posts: 158 Enthusiast

    I recommend adding also a color cast removal that detects the black spots in the footage incase there is no place to detect the white with the "white balance" effect, by detecting the black, all colors automatically will adjust according to the black color (if the white color is not in the shot).