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Definition of White balance

White balance Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Multimedia Glossary
the adjustment of a camera or other video source so that a white object will produce the correct signal for white; most consumer video cameras have automatic white balance circuits
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
When a camera has been calibrated to correctly display white, then the camera is white balanced. Once it is calibrated for white, other colors should display properly.
Adjusting a camera's light filtering system to ensure that the camera accurately records true colors. Different lighting conditions affect how cameras record colors.
Steve's Digicams Digital Camera Dictionary
Refers to adjusting the relative brightness of the red, green and blue components so that the brightest object in the image appears white. See also "AWB"
White balance Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In photography and image processing, color balance is the global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors – correctly; hence, the general method is sometimes called gray balance, neutral balance, or white balance. Color balance changes the overall mixture of colors in an image and is used for color correction; generalized versions of color balance are used to get colors other than neutrals to also appear correct or pleasing.

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White balance Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
Assures the correct balance of red, green, and blue. Because these colors are used to create all other colors in television, white balancing a camera enables you to bring the colors in line for the existing lighting conditions. Also refers to a camera control that accurately sets light levels on a white surface.