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Multi-Head Very High Power Strobe System For Motion Picture Special Effects
Author(s): P. A. Lovoi; Michael L. Fink
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Paper Abstract

A very large camera synchronizable strobe system has been developed for motion picture special effects. This system, the largest ever built, was delivered to MGM/UA to be used in the movie "War Games". The system consists of 12 individual strobe heads and a power supply distribution system. Each strobe head operates independently and may be flashed up to 24 times per second under computer control. An energy of 480 Joules per flash is used in six strobe heads and 240 Joules per flash in the remaining six strobe heads. The beam pattern is rectangular with a FWHM of 60° x 48°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0391, Optics in Entertainment, (4 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935079
Show Author Affiliations
P. A. Lovoi, International Technical Associates (InTA) (United States)
Michael L. Fink, Fleischer-Fink Productions, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0391:
Optics in Entertainment
Chris S. Outwater, Editor(s)

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