Jump to content


Photo

What is crystal camera?

Crystal Camera HMI Light

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Prasad Kumar

Prasad Kumar
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
  • Student
  • Los Angeles

Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:25 PM

I was about to rent HMI Lighting (day light) for one of my shoot. I was told that HMI lighting can be used only with crystal cameras. What is crystal camera? I goggled it and couldn't get anything that are explained in layman terms.

 

We are shooting in Canon 5D Mark II and Sony PMW-EX3 cameras.

 

Thanks

 

 


  • 0

#2 Stuart Brereton

Stuart Brereton
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3353 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 12 February 2015 - 07:04 PM

A 'crystal' camera is a term meaning 'crystal sync' which is a way of precisely controlling the frame rate on film cameras. It has no relevance to Digital cameras. You should have no problems with either of your cameras unless you are shooting at unusual frame rates, in which case, any HMI flicker should be visible on your monitor.


  • 0



CineLab

FJS International, LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Technodolly

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Wooden Camera

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

Technodolly

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Glidecam

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

CineLab

Visual Products

rebotnix Technologies

CineTape

Ritter Battery

The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC