Help! very weird result - Intensely magenta skin tones?

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Help! very weird result - Intensely magenta skin tones?

I just loaded into PS some photos I took at nightclub of a singer-songwriter contest with my 5D. The photos looked pretty good on the LCD of my camera, perhaps a little WB problem as there was intense green lights on stage, and I had used AUTO WB, as I always shoot in RAW.

But when they loaded up in Bridge, they were all showing intensely magenta skin tones! So much so that if I used a white point clicker in ACR, the temperature and tint sliders both move to the extreme left, and the WB is still pretty lousy. If I then open up the pic in PS, the green channel histo in Levels has no info in the rightmost quintile. I am reduced to processing in B&W.

I have never ever had pictures not look they did in camera when I opened them in PS before! If I use Windows photo viewer to preview a shot from this shoot, they start out initially more magenta than my camera's LCD, but then, after an instant, also turn intensely magenta.

Anybody have any idea what is going on?


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