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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Recording LEDs (strobe effect)

I've noticed it impossible to get a shot with LEDs (especially ones on cars); they seem to strobe (which I'm guessing they do just very quickly) and the frame rate on the camera can't keep up.

I see a lot of videos online and there are many with this issue and they're all done professionally in some way, so I'm guessing this is a known effect and it's effectively ignored?

Is there a way to counter this effect?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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I've noticed it impossible to get a shot with LEDs (especially ones on cars); they seem to strobe (which I'm guessing they do just very quickly) and the frame rate on the camera can't keep up.

I see a lot of videos online and there are many with this issue and they're all done professionally in some way, so I'm guessing this is a known effect and it's effectively ignored?

Is there a way to counter this effect?
Try using as long a shutter speed as possible - if your camera allows for it. For example, 1/20 secs or even lower if your subjects don't move much?
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