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Safe to shoot Kino Flos with a film camera that isn't chrystal sync?


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#1 Benjamin_Lussier

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 06:49 PM

Hi guys,

Is it safe to light a scene with Kino Flos if the camera isnt chrystal sync, OR if, let's say I want to shoot high speed at a framerate that isnt 60,120 or 240 fps ?

Does the High Frequency ballast compensate? Creating a sort of incandescent light ? Or is it still a just like a regular fluorescent (60hz) but, made a little more stable to avoid flicker?

I've never used Kino Flos, as you can guess. And I think I may have to use them on project soon.

Best regards,

Benjamin

Edited by Benjamin_Lussier, 21 December 2008 - 06:50 PM.

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#2 Jim Hyslop

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:29 PM

Is it safe to light a scene with Kino Flos if the camera isnt chrystal sync, OR if, let's say I want to shoot high speed at a framerate that isnt 60,120 or 240 fps ?


Google is your friend - a search of "kino flo flicker" quickly led me to Kino Flo's faq, part of which says "Kino Flo ballasts are designed to be flicker free at any shutter speed."

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