Purplish Tint on DSLR camera


Hey guys!

My Canon t5 DSLR video camera is giving me an intense purplish tint. I’ve checked my settings and nothing has changed. Lately I’ve been having to fix it in post on After Effects, but it’s been getting tedious as of late. Do you know what the cause might be?

-Your the best

Note: This only happens when I take videos but not with photos.


Hey @qsystem!

Welcome to the forums!

Is there any way you can take a picture of the screen so we can see the problem?

It would surely help


First thing that comes to mind is white balance, have you tried different settings there? And do you experience this with different lenses? Give us as much info as possible please :slight_smile:


Here is a snapshot


It looks cool but I can see how that could be a problem!

Any ideas on what’s going on here @Lauren?


It is a canon t5 rebel camera with a 18-55mm kit lens.

This is the only lens I currently have.


Try this:

  1. Go to video mode
  2. Press the “Q” button below the AV one on your camera
  3. Navigate to “Color temp.”. It should be the second option, below “AF”.
  4. Put it on either Daylight or AWB (Auto White Balance).

Let me know if that helps!


I think that did the trick!