This post is for photographers who have been having issues setting up HyperSync with their Einstein/Alien Bee strobes with PockeWiizards.
I won’t go into details about what HyperSync is and what it is used for. While setting up HyperSync with my Paul C. Buff Einstein with a PowerMC2 receiver and a FlexTT5 transmitter, I faced clipping or black bars at speeds above X-sync.
First connect your PowerMC2 to the PocketWizard utility, select Advanced Mode and click on HyperSync tab and select Reduced Clipping.
Next connect your FlexTT5 to the PocketWizard utility. Click on the Channel tab and select your camera from the list. Click on Apply Changes to save the settings.
Now click on the HyperSync/HSS tab. Select the HyperSync Only option. For the HyperSync flash duration, 10 is a good starting point. Take a few shots with different values and see what works best. Now click on Apply Changes to save the settings.
Now connect your PowerMC2 to your Einstein. This is the key part. The flash has to be in Color mode and has to be set at “Full Power”. HyperSync won’t work if the power is less. Also, if you are using a AC3 zone controller, make sure it is set on M (Manual) instead of auto. Now you can shoot at higher shutter speeds with no banding!