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#1 Steve Ford

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 01:39 PM

Hi folks

I am going to be video taping a red animated LED sign coming up and was wondering what settings I should set on the camera to avoid both the flicker cycling and also the red smear?

Any help would be appreciated

Steve
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 05:16 PM

I wouldn't worry about any red smear. Just set your exposure so that it looks good. If it's still too contrasty for your taste you could lower the knee point and slope, or just switch to a "cine" or "filmlike" gamma setting.

If there's flicker, use the camera's Synchroscan to dial in a frequency that matches. But it shouldn't flicker, most displays like this cycle with the power supply at 60Hz. which is safe for both 24P and 60i.
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