What’s Different When You’re Freezing Movement with High-Speed Sync?

On this Profoto video photographer Jared Platt looks at freezing motion with the high-speed sync and demonstrates the creative power that this technology can give you.

Most cameras have a limited sync speed which is pretty low (under 1/300 of a second on most cameras) this means that normally, even when using a flash you won’t be able to freeze fast action. However when using high-speed sync on supported cameras and flashes/lights you can freeze action a whole order of magnitude faster (in this case 1/2500 sec).

We have already looked at some of the basics of conventional flash sync on several videos in the past including “Understanding Flash Sync Speeds” with Karl Tylor and “Flash Sync Speed and Flash Duration” with  Mark Wallace. as well as “High Speed Sync and How It Works” with photographer Jay P. Morgan from the website the Slanted Lens.

You can find many more lighting videos and tutorials on our photography lighting section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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