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Colour temperature

The colour of the light source measured in Kelvin (K) Most colour films are balanced for 5500K which is the colour temperature for average daylight conditions Lower values produce a yellow/orange cast, higher colour temperatures produce a blue cast The way of expressing the colour quality of a light source. The colour temperature is measured in Kelvin (K).



 

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