Sunil Patel, one of the most respected and experienced cinematographers in the Indian Film Industry and Stereovision’s Phantom cameras get along very well. So well, Sunil has even created special lighting to work with high-speed cameras. And no, they don’t flicker at all!
Something that might differentiate Sunil’s sets is how lights are distributed. In many cases he uses trusses to hang the powerful and hot +5K’s lights instead of using stands. This is quite comfortable as you can easily move the camera around the subject freely, frame within seconds, and avoid the manpower of moving heavy lights and stands around.
Although Sunil’s homemade lights were only 2KW heads, they were distributed into different phases and allowed us to avoid flickering as each tungsten filament heat up separately overlapping each others cool down. High-speed cinematography requires powerful lights, sources with high luminance, therefore thousands of watts. To work comfortably without flicker Stereovision recommends at least 5KW tungsten lights.
The possibilities a Phantom MIRO can provide are limitless. Its compact size makes this camera a very versatile piece of technology.