Recording LEDs (strobe effect)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by alphaod, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. alphaod
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    macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    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?
  2. Menneisyys2
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    macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    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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