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#1 Alci Enrique Medina

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

I'm going to be shooting a computer screen on an upcoming short film. I will be
using the Aaton XTR (super 16mm) and was wondering what shutter angle
and would speed would I use to compensate for the flicker of a computer screen?
I want it to be projected back at the obvious 24 f.p.s. Thanks.

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#2 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:20 AM

144 degrees @ 23.976 or 180 degrees at 29.976 will get you a clean image with out a rollbar or flicker, assuming your shooting in a 60 hertz country. It doesn't hurt to test these things though if you really need a clean image of the monitor. Good luck!

I'm going to be shooting a computer screen on an upcoming short film. I will be
using the Aaton XTR (super 16mm) and was wondering what shutter angle
and would speed would I use to compensate for the flicker of a computer screen?
I want it to be projected back at the obvious 24 f.p.s. Thanks.


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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

Depends on the screen.. what kind is it... Plasma, LCD.... CRT?
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:54 PM

Depends on the screen.. what kind is it... Plasma, LCD.... CRT?



I haven't reached the point of props/set dressing but I'll assume
it will be a regular Dell monitor which is neither LCD or Plasma.
Thanks..
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#5 Alci Enrique Medina

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:56 PM

144 degrees @ 23.976 or 180 degrees at 29.976 will get you a clean image with out a rollbar or flicker, assuming your shooting in a 60 hertz country. It doesn't hurt to test these things though if you really need a clean image of the monitor. Good luck!


Thanks. That helps a lot. Btw we're shooting in NYC.
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