General Strobe lighting freezes up DInc camera

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by linesablur, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. linesablur

    linesablur Active Member
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    So...I noticed that a tiny spider on the wall next to my desk liked to chase a laser pointer...I also noticed that the strobe mode of my flashlight caused the spider to become disoriented and not chase the laser pointer.

    Anyway:D...I decided to make a video of this on my Incredible. I recorded spider+laser and then added the strobe for a total video of about a minute..everything seemed to go well for the recording. When I played it back though, after the strobe started, the strobe frequency started to slow down and then the image froze while the time counter kept going. This is a pretty fast strobe of at least 10 Hz (just a guess on my part).

    I panicked a little thinking I fried a sensor somewhere, but I recorded another video that worked fine. Remember this wasn't a direct hit of the strobe, but bouncing off a nearby white wall WITH all room lights on.

    So FYI...you can overload these cameras with strobe lights, not that many of you will run into this problem:).
     

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  2. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
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    So are we going to get to see the video or what?:p

    Thanks for the interesting tidbit of info though. I'm inclined to try this out myself
     
  3. contagous

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    lol yeah wheres the video...
     
  4. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
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    video please lol
     
  5. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
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    That's the first thing I thought as well :D
     
  6. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)
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    Haha I genuinely want to see this spider chasing the laser pointer and then become disoriented by the strobe. I never knew they were even sensitive to light.. I guess when you have 8 eyes, it's bound to happen.
     
  7. waynester

    waynester Well-Known Member
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    You know the deal, vid or it didnt happen ! :D

    better hope he dont do a luke skywalker on your deathstar
     

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