uk to us power conversion
Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:39 PM
It looks like a crew of us from the UK might be shooting a commercial out in the US in the near future, however it seems like it would be cheaper for us to fly our own equipment to the states rather than hiring whilst we're there.
With the expected shoot mostly being done at night, in winter, and in the mountains, we would rather take this option as it means we're not having to pay possibly extended hire rates due to unforeseen weather conditions.
However, what are the complications, if any, of using 240 volt lights from a 110 volt power source? I take it some sort of step down converter would be needed, but does this limit the output of the light source in any way?
As a side note (at this point anyway), what are the problems i should look out for if we decide to use our own camera kit, shooting pal and converting to ntsc.
Poor poor questions, but we've got a shoestring budget, and never had to deal with these issues before.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:16 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:06 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:46 PM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 05:33 PM
If you're just using tungsten lights you can easily replace the 240 volt with 120 volts bulbs.
Edited by Brian Drysdale, 29 November 2007 - 05:34 PM.