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  • Filming people in front of LED wall

    Posted by Kevin Reiner on November 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Hello all,

    We are to film some volleyball players in front of a video wall. The following video was our inspiration:

    We are shooting on a A7siii at 59.97 at shutter speed of 1/120

    We are afraid we’ll get strobing. Any advice on how to shoot this correctly?


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    Shimshey Geiger replied 5 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • John Fishback

    November 29, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve read a number of posts/articles about this and results vary. My advice is to test and try to break it by shooting weird angles, close and far from screens, sudden camera moves, etc. Unless the LED volume vendor guarantees success, you must test. It’s a good idea even if they do.

  • Shimshey Geiger

    December 29, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Absolutely! Strobing can be a concern when shooting video walls with camera settings like yours.

    Adjust camera settings:

    Reduce the shutter speed: In you case, that would be 1/119.88, which might not be achievable, but try getting as close as possible. This will help synchronize the camera’s shutter with the refresh rate of the video wall, minimizing strobing.

    Change the frame rate: If adjusting the shutter speed isn’t feasible, consider dropping the frame rate to match the refresh rate of the video wall. Many video walls have a refresh rate of 60 Hz, which would mean shooting at 59.94 fps.

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