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#1 Prasad Kumar

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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

 

 


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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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.


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