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#1 Ian Carleton

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:03 PM

Hey Guys,

Back when the 5D first got the manual control update I briefly tested it under HMIs in Toronto. There was a pretty bad issue with the sensor reading those gross bars refreshing across the screen. I was wondering if anyone has found a way around this. I tried shooting at all the shutter speeds and nothing seemed to get rid of this. Mind you this was a little while ago and I can't quite remember what the best option was, but I know I was not satisfied with the end result. If anyone had some information on how to go about shooting under HMIs I would love to hear it as I have a project coming up that really would benefit from HMIs.
Thanks in advance,

Ian Carleton
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#2 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 04:53 PM

Were they on flicker free or magnetic ballasts. CMOS sensors don't handle magnetic hmi well at all.
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#3 Ian Carleton

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

It was a little while ago but I fairly sure we tried the camera with both types. We were testing at a rental house so were able to try some different options. Since im not certain im curious if anyone else has had any success with this.
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