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#1 parasher

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:00 AM

hi friends

i am shooting a short film on DV/BETA-SP...for which i am planning to use consumer grade flourescent tube lights ...atleast 4-6 tubes through diffussion for face lights ...
now i am concerned about the flicker..which will be obvious ,though i will be shooting on1/60 shutter speed....

can u help me find a solution for that ...


i will be shooting in a remote village in india ,with no power supply and i will be carrying a inverter pack for power supply ...my other option is to use normal bulbs in a soft box..but tubes consume less power ...and are cool...so i am thinking of using then over tungsten bulbs ..
can anyone share their experience in this regard

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#2 Matt Irwin

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 03:34 AM

By "consumer grade" what kind of tubes are you referring to? Cool whites? Warm whites? What type of fixtures?
If you aren't using motion picture tubes, there will of course be the issue of green cast and color balance which you will have to gel for.

I don't think there would be a problem with flicker if you are using an inverter that'll give you 120v/60hz... anyone else?
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