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    What is Hi-Sync / HSS ?

    Want to get started with Hi-Sync or HSS photography and sync your flash faster than 1/200th of a second?

    See below why this technology opens up a new world of possibilities!

    What is Hi-Sync?

    Trigger your flash units at higher shutter speeds.

    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!

    Learn more about the difference between Hi-Sync and HSS technology.

    The Transmitter PRO is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm cameras

    Why Use Hi-Sync or HSS?

    The 1/200th sec. flash sync speed is no longer a limitation.

    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:

    • Overpower daylight with less power output (or from far away)
    • Obtain a high shutter speed to freeze motion
    • Use flash with a large aperture and create a narrow depth of field
    • Darken backgrounds using a high shutter speed

    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.

    Learn more about HSS and Hi-Sync.

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    Overpower daylight from far away.
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    Freeze motion with shutter speeds up to 1/8000th of a second.
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    Darken background using a high shutter speed.
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    Use flash with a large aperture with a narrow depth of field.

    Hi-Sync or HSS for Whom?

    Any kind of photographer can enjoy the benefits of using Hi-Sync and 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.

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