The Fickle Finger of Flicker and How to Avoid It – Coverage of DCS Flicker Testing

by | Jul 14, 2017 | News | 0 comments

FlickerTestTitle400xOver the course of four shooting days spread over several months, the Digital Cinema Society gathered almost every manufacturer in the Cinema Lighting Industry to participate in a test to explore the issues of Flicker in high-frame-rate cinematography.  We published an in-depth article in December of 2016, and are now following up with behind-the-scenes documentary coverage of our process and conclusions.  Participating companies, (in alphabetical order), include:

ARRI – BB&S – Cineo Lighting – DADCO – Dedolight – Digital Sputnik – Fiilex – FilmGear – Glue Tools – K5600 – Kino Flo – Light & Motion – Litepanels – Luminys – MACCAM – MBS Equipment – Mole Richardson – Nila – OConnor – Olesen SSL – Power Gems – Raleigh Enterprises – Red Scorpion LED – Rosco – Vision Research – Zylight

The program is hosted by James Mathers, Produced by David Mahlmann, and photographed by Cinematographers Conrad Hunziker and Cameron Cannon.  Bob Monaghan of Glue Tools served as Technical Supervisor for the project and Kevan Barsky operated the high-speed Phantom and 4K Flex cameras from Vision Research.  Mitch Gulbin was our Key Grip and Christopher Scott Knell recorded our sound.

Special thanks to Ron Dahlquist and Hans Lau of DADCO/SunRay/FilmGear, Kelly Koskella, Victor Duran, and Gus Orellana of Raleigh Enterprises/Ollesen-SSL, and Steve Altman of MBS Equipment, as well as Dr. Phil Ellams, Daniel Basso, and Chip Harley of Power Gems.  View the 15 minute program here:


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