We just shot a show at a local theater that, for the first time, used new LED lighting for "stage backdrop" tableau lighting.
The backdrop flickers noticeably in the video. The flickering is visible in the camera's display during the show -- though not to the naked eye -- as well as in the resulting video footage.
More theaters in town are about to go this route.
Anyone had experience with this problem -- and hopefully a solution -- yet?
We have two hypotheses we're trying to investigate:
(1)Changing our shutter speed might make a difference.
(2)The theater might be using their old AC dimmer-packs to control their new LED lighting, rather than switching to DC dimmer packs. And IF that's the case, then the alternating current packs might be producing the problem(?)