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Lighting a party scene in slow motion.

Ruslan Bekshenov

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Hi guys, i'm going to shoot music video, the big part of it is in House, my camera settings should be 800asa 2.0 f 120 fps with 1/240 shutter speed and 800asa 4.0 f 24 fps with 1/48 shutter, it will be handheld. My question is: Can i pre light it for both settings, so i can just change settings of the camera in the middle of shooting from 120fps to 24fps and back? Flickering for me is fine but not so much.


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You can light for the 240 fps version, but that's about a 2 1/3-stop light loss over 24 fps, so your 24 fps version would be about a 1/3-stop brighter if you just close down from f/2.0 to f/4 to compensate. You could just live with that, or you could shave a little exposure off of the 24 fps version by closing down to f/4 and 1/3.

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If you are shooting in 60 Hz power, you should be fine at 120 fps in terms of AC light sources and flicker. That video had a strobing lamp in the bar, so that wasn't flicker due to the camera. The LED Christmas Tree lights had a little flicker, which is always a problem with those.

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Thanks David, i got you, we have here 50 Hz power, so it means i should shoot with 100 fps and 1/200 for example and i will no have a flickr, can you recommend what kind of lights to use, do i need to go just with practicals or it's better light it with china balls, kino flos, do i need a 5k and 2k's with me? We gonna shoot fast and a lot, so it means less time for lighting, but we will have day to pre light everything.

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