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#1 Bjorn Koling

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 08:23 AM

Hi, Im shooting a musicvideo with a 60P varicam next month in the US and most of it will be 50fps for double speed playback sync. Back home in europe I´ll downconvert to SD on a panasonicdeck and framerateconverter to 25P.

Whats the correct setting on the camera to shot 50fps? (60Hz or 59Hz) Also am I likely to get flickering lights at any of these Hz settings? (Im using lots of dischange and neonlights)

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#2 John Ealer

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:07 AM

In this case, System Freq would be set to 60hz, since you'll then get a true 50fps. (If you set it to 59.94, then your 50fps would actually be 49.95 fps.)

You will have the possibility of getting flicker in low-frequency or non-flicker free fixtures unless you set your shutter to 150 degrees, i.e. 1/120th sec., or 300 degrees, i.e. 1/60th sec.

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