An interview from the 2015 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Jon Miller of Hive Lighting. Hive Lighting is a manufacturer of high quality lights engineered to be durable, lightweight and foolproof. They use 50% to 90% less energy than conventional studio fixtures. Their simple, rugged design makes them suitable for all types of production, whether on stages, studios or at remote locations. In this interview Jon talks with us from the Vision Research booth where they showcased their Plasma Lighting producing brilliant flicker-free light for high speed cameras.
Hive’s Plasma lighting is completely flicker free. Plasma is the world’s most reliable high-speed light source. The process of super heating the argon gas in each bulb requires cycles well beyond the frame rates currently possible with any high-speed camera. At 450Mhz, a plasma bulb cycles 450 million times per second, the equivalent of 225 million frames per second before any flicker could be detected. The fastest HMIs are usually cycling at 1000hz, or 450,000 times slower per second; even the fastest LEDs are only at 5000hz.
Additionally they debuted a Plasma Dimmer that utilizes a mechanical iris to cut the light from a WASP or BEE from 90% to 10% with no color shift.
For more information please visit: www.HiveLighting.com