Hi-Sync and HSS are technologies that allows you to sync your camera with your flash unit at very high shutter speeds.
Technically, Elinchrom’s Hi-Sync (HS) and High Speed Sync (HSS) features are an easy-to-use and improved version of previous other systems in the field. By offering a Transmitter PRO with built in Hi-Sync and HSS technology, triggering a camera with flash units at high shutter speed is now easy to achieve and very reliable!
For photographers, especially those doing outdoors photo shoots, often the 1/200th second flash sync speed represents a huge limitation.
By using Hi-sync or HSS technology, photographers are now able to:
Compared to HSS, Hi-Sync also offers more options than any other flash technology, since photographers have more light output at their disposal and no gradation (with the dedicated HS flash head).
For battery-powered units, Hi-Sync uses much less power than other technologies, because the flash head is firing normally instead of a continuous burst like HSS.
Mostly considered as a godsend for action photography, any kind of photographer can actually enjoy the benefits of using Hi-Sync and HSS. These techniques can be used to create shallow depth of field in portraits or fashion shoots.
Whether you are an experienced photographer or an amateur, interested in portraits or action sports, Hi-Sync and HSS opens up a world of creative possibilities.
The following article provides an in-depth and technical explication of Hi-Sync technology.
THE HI-SYNC EXPERIENCE
"Whether or not this product is "game-changer", I leave to the masses to decide." Read Michael Clark's experience using the new Transmitter PRO with Hi-sync feature.
TRANSMITTER COMPATIBILITY & FAQ
What Elinchrom unit is compatible with the Elinchrom Transmitters? Is TTL, HSS or Hi-Sync available with my units? All your answers can be found here.
HS - HSS? WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
HyperSync, HSS, Hi-Sync, all these flash techniques are misunderstood. Let’s overview these technics to shoot at shutter speeds higher than the standard flash sync speed of DSLR cameras.
HOW TO SETUP Hi-SYNC / HSS MODE
Read more about how to setup the Hi-Sync and HSS feature to get the best from your Transmitter PRO.