Filming with tungsten and daylight white balance.
The human eye automatically adjusts for the color of light in different situations, but cameras can’t do that. You have to tell your camera how to balance light or your frames may have a magenta or bluish cast. Most digital cameras have a daylight and tungsten preset, but you can also set the white balance manually. To white balance an image, essentially you want to add orange to compensate for blue light or add blue light to combat orange light until the whites in the image are a true white.
Tungsten white balance.
Tungsten is set at 3,200 Kelvin (K) and is used for indoor lighting situations. Not all artificial lighting will fall exactly at 3,200 K, however. Candlelight will be on the lowest, reddest end of the spectrum. Soft white to warm white incandescent bulbs will fall in the mid-orange range. The cool white light of fluorescent lamps and LED lighting is closer to the bluer end of the spectrum.
Daylight white balance.
Daylight is set at 5,600 K. It’s the standard setting for outdoor scenes with natural lighting. Outdoor light is typically cooler and bluer, so if you want a white piece of paper to appear white outside, you should set your white balance to 5,600 K. There’s a lot of room for variation with natural light. The warm light of sunset, or golden hour, will be on the lower end of the scale, while overcast days will read at higher temperatures.