LED Flickering in Video Recording Causes & Solutions

Do you ever wonder what causes video flickering when you’re recording LED setups? You may have a stage set up and ready to go for high definition video recording only to be frustrated when there’s flickering in the camera from the LEDs. It’s annoying when it happens, especially if you have everything properly connected and you’ve spent hours troubleshooting the problem. You may even wonder if the hardware is faulty.

It’s pretty rare that the problem is faulty hardware; the most likely cause of the issue is in the driver set up. If the refresh rate of the driver is less than the refresh rate of the camera you will experience that annoying flickering on your LED Strips throughout your videos.

Choosing the right Driver

Before you invest in a driver you’ll want to consider how you’re going to use it. If video recording is in your future you definitely need one with a high refresh rate. Unfortunately there really isn’t a way to resolve the issue if your driver has a lower refresh rate than that of your camera. If your driver has a lower refresh rate than your camera your best option is to replace it.

A good choice for video applications is a driver such as our LED-CON2-R2 which has a frequency of 5.2 kHz.For the best results with video we recommend the driver you choose includes the following features:

  • 3 output channels, max 6A per channel.
  • Can achieve asynchronous color changes effects
  • Capable of controlling LED light with 1-3 colors
  • Freely set the DMX address 1-512
  • Modularizing can be matched with different LED modules

Brightness Compensation

The loss of brightness is also an issue while working with RGB LED Strips. This happens due to voltage drop after running 10 meters (32.8ft) of double density High Quality RGB LED strip. At the beginning of the LED Strip the colors are bright and uniform, and at the end of the strip the intensity has dropped quite a bit and the colors are not as bright. This can be very frustrating if you don’t know how to fix it. Voltage drop on LED Strips is a big issue but if you have the proper hardware you can correct this issue quite simply.

Resolving the Brightness Issue

You can increase the brightness at the end of the strip by connecting a booster controller in between your LED Strips. If you’re using DMX you’ll need to add another controller at the end of the LED Strips. The address on the LED-CON2-R2 has to be the same as the main one you have on the first LED Strip.

Once you have added another controller to your power supply you will see the brightness on your LED Strip dramatically increase and you’ll be able to achieve that nice uniform finish you’ve been looking for.

Resolving LED Lighting Issues

If you’re just getting started working with LED strips you may be feeling overwhelmed, but you don’t need to be.

The majority of the issues that you will experience can easily be resolved. We’re here to assist you with detailed instructions, support, and quality hardware. With time and experienceyou will too become an expert in creating LED lighting applications and will even be coming up with your own solutions to common problems. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can achieve.