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Broncolor HMI F1600 for High Speed

Justin Black
 

Hello,
 
Have a phantom shoot coming up, and am looking at using the Broncolor F1600 HMI with para reflector attachment. Won't be shooting higher than 500fps. The brochure says "absolutely flicker free," but thought I'd see if anyone has any personal experience with this setup. Thanks for any insight!

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Brian Doran
 

I can't find any good specifications on Broncolor's website, but in my experience with HMI systems, "flicker free" generally refers to ordinary 24/30 fps operation. It just means you don't have to worry about synchronizing to mains frequency. 

Brian Doran
Lighting technician 
New York 


On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:42 PM Justin Black <contact@...> wrote:
Hello,
 
Have a phantom shoot coming up, and am looking at using the Broncolor F1600 HMI with para reflector attachment. Won't be shooting higher than 500fps. The brochure says "absolutely flicker free," but thought I'd see if anyone has any personal experience with this setup. Thanks for any insight!

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Justin Black
 

The brochure says " The light is absolutely flicker-free and thus perfect for high-speed exposures. "


Can anyone recommend methods for testing flicker of a given source without access to the actual camera? 

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Justin Black
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danielwang.photo@...
 

Hi Justin,

US Distributor for broncolor here. The Flicker Free 800.1600 ballast has been tested for its three operational modes as follows:

optimal (best for color consistency across the dim range): 800fps
low noise: 100fps
high speed: 2000fps

Feel free to contact me off list if you need a test unit.