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John Rosson
SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Mar 29, 2013 at 8:36:13 pm

Folks,

On a recent shoot, we encountered a SmartBoard used in a presentation.

We use an HDX900 -- and know there's probably a way to eliminate a nasty flickering of the board which shows up - not to the naked eye -- but in the shot.

I'm by no means an expert with this camera -- and could use any basic advice from someone who may have encountered this issue?

Thank you,
JR


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Ernie Santella
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:13:53 pm

Sounds like the Smartboard is running at an odd frequency (not 60hz) like an old CRT computer monitor. You can use the HDX's shutter and dial in the frequency and make the flicker go away.

1st, make sure you have Synchro Scan turned ON in the Menu section. Then, switch on the shutter at the front of the camera under the little cover, click around the settings to select SS and using the 2 buttons near the top side of the camera labeled Synchro Scan, you can fine adjust the shutter rate up or down to sync with the screen and remove the flicker.

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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John Rosson
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 1, 2013 at 3:09:27 pm

Ernie -- was hoping you still read this board.
Thanks a ton.
JR


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Ernie Santella
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 1, 2013 at 3:14:34 pm

You're welcome! My HDX900 gets a lot of work. ESPN still wants 720p and I'm ready to serve!

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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John Rosson
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 2, 2013 at 1:17:22 pm

Work is a beautiful thing.
Our 900 still is shooting wonderful pictures -- we're shooting mostly 1080p30 -- and using the nano @ 220 Mbps. It's just great.
A fellow 900 user out of Atlanta walked me through some settings on the 900 and what a difference it's made. (We connected through Dan Keaton when I had some questions regarding the nano).
Glad all is well, and thanks again.


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Ernie Santella
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 2, 2013 at 1:27:00 pm

I've got a Nano too. But, some clients still want tape - go figure. I've got both covered. The Convergence folks are awesome and they are right here in Colorado by me. I'm on the list to get their new Odeyssey7 OLED monitor.

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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John Rosson
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:22:28 pm

I'll have to check out the monitor.
Would agree - Dan Keaton and Convergence have been very helpful.
Am looking now for a teleprompter to mate with the 900 -- do you use one?


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Ernie Santella
Re: SmartBoard flicker issue - HDX 900
on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:27:40 pm

I have a Prompter People "Flex" prompter. Been extremely happy with it - solid and works great. I did buy a nice Pelican case for it for traveling. I got it all into the case and still under 50lbs.

http://www.prompterpeople.com/teleprompters/flex-series-teleprompter.html

Ernie Santella
Santella Productions Inc.
http://www.santellaproductions.com


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