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#1 George Lawson Caldwell

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:21 PM

Does anyone have the article that detailed the building of your own fluorescent instruments? It gave the ballast that was needed to eliminate flicker. My hard drive crashed and that was one of the pieces I lost. I'm not sure if it was film/video, studio post or one of the other web magazines that I get. Would appreciate, thanks.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:20 AM

I don't know off hand where it is, though I know it had been discussed on the forum before. From my own recollection, aquarium ballasts seemed to be the best bet. In fact, I "borrowed" a floro hood off of a guy's tank on set last week and stuck it up in some rafters. I was on the EX1, 24P 180 shutter, and didn't notice any flicker from it, FWIW. If I were going to build one I'd go with one of those hoods; though some of them may buzz a bit, in audio.
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