I guess I can't post anything odd as first thread.
I would like to know what is the base WB of a camera sensor. With "base WB" I mean what kind of light I should have on the scene to let the WB algorithm in the camera doing nothing on the RAW data?
I think when the RAW data is processed to adjust the WB, an algorithm (in the camera or in the RAW developer software) reduces the strenght of the light dominant components. Now, doing this will reduce the available dynamic of those components.
On the other side if the WB algorithm amplify the component signals to remove the light dominant, you can end up by clipping a color component.
By intuition I could guess the "base WB" is the sun light. The sun light has all the light frequencies in its spectrum: it's quite linear (no frequency peaks) and continuous.
But when I look at the Bayer matrix data I start having some doubt...
I hope this question is not too odd... I like CiC cause I find many technical explainations about digital photography, so I feel confident about having an answer.