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#1 don lee

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

Lookiing for advice:
trying to create an effect of flickering light shooting with a hand held camera and a small battery powered light, like the flicker you get when you shoot in a 50 cycle country with a NTSC camera.
Is it possible to make a 100 watt 12 volt fresnel flicked? is there a really small strobe light out there that can be rigged for battery use ( ithink strobes have a dc ballast, yes?) the camera has a variable shutter but its always going to sync with the light I think. thanks for any ideas
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#2 Patrick Nuse

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:13 AM

Lookiing for advice:
trying to create an effect of flickering light shooting with a hand held camera and a small battery powered light, like the flicker you get when you shoot in a 50 cycle country with a NTSC camera.
Is it possible to make a 100 watt 12 volt fresnel flicked? is there a really small strobe light out there that can be rigged for battery use ( ithink strobes have a dc ballast, yes?) the camera has a variable shutter but its always going to sync with the light I think. thanks for any ideas


A tungsten light will not flicker unless you were talking about a small HMI. anyway one thing you could try is cutting the light with a small fan? letting the blades strobe your light. otherwise you would need to find 50Hz power and run an HMI, mabe on a tiny portable generator and tweak the RPM on the generator until you get the frequency you want.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

You could also rig a push button switch and have somebody blink the light that way. Of course there's an upper limit to how fast they could do it.



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