Author Topic: Flickering / pulsing neons or other light source..  (Read 1316 times)

D_Odell

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Flickering / pulsing neons or other light source..
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:54:44 PM »
Trying to tune in right shutter for shooting 24p in these light environments.. I have tried this source:



But without any success. For now only 32/33fps worked to eliminating pulse or so. Any ideas if you can't controll the lights?

Got a tip for 1/50, will try the out!
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Levas

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Re: Flickering / pulsing neons or other light source..
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 02:17:39 PM »
The light pulse/flickering depends on your region, or more specific, how the electricity in your country works, is it 50Hz or 60Hz alternating current ?
This also dictates if you are in a PAL (25fps) or NTSC(30fps) region.

If you're in 50Hz country, try 1/50 shutter time, in 60Hz country try 1/60 shutter time.
When this doesn't work either, you can try finetuning the shutter time with the FPS override option in ML menu, you can choose between lowlight setting and exact shutter time setting.
Or try to go more to a 360 degree angle, so choose something between 1/50 or 1/24 shutter time.


 
 

D_Odell

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Re: Flickering / pulsing neons or other light source..
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 03:12:45 PM »
Very well! Had forgot all the basics.
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