I have two clusters of LEDs on my V Strom to augment the tail and brake lights. When the rear of the bike is caught on video the LEDs appear to be blinking but they are not. Any video expert have an explanation why this happens? Is it somehow related to the way wheels at times appear to go backward?
The eye is a very slow organ...
Ever see spots when a camera flash goes off in your face?
Those LEDs are flashing very fast; So fast that your eye doesn't register it.
Most TV and computer screens do the same at approx 60Hz (60 flashes per sec) It's called, "Refresh Rate"
Video cameras also flicker... Don't think of a video camera as taking video... Think of it as taking many snapshots in succession at a very high rate.
The problem is when the video camera's snapshots line up with the LEDs off time.
Since the camera's refresh rate and the LED's refresh rate are not perfectly in sync, some of the frames on the camera pick up the LEDs on and some pick it up as off. Hence, flashing.
2012 DL650 Adventure - Black
OEM Hand guards, OEM Heated grips, Stroma Center Stand and Shifter, SV Racing Frame and Swingarm sliders, Eastern Beaver power distribution, Skene Visibility Lights