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Intro image for article NAB 2019: Hive Lighting Bumble Bee 25-C
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I stopped by the Hive booth to chat with Jonathan Miller and check out their brand new Bumble Bee 25-C, an incredibly versatile and portable light, launching at NAB 2019.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: The Light Bridge C-Reflectors
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I stopped by The Light Bridge booth at NAB 2019 and spoke with Jacob Ballinger, the company’s founder and CEO, about their unique light-shaping products.
Intro image for article First Look: Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft
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Recently, I had a chance to take a first look at the brand new Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft. Now in the 1x1 form factor, this light's design is based on its Gemini 2x1 predecessor. In this video, I take a look at the features of this new light, including the easy to use menu, and show you a few applications.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Aputure Lighting Family
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Aputure has recently updated their hugely popular 120d COB (chip on board) lighting fixture to the 120d II. They have also introduced updated versions of their Light Dome and Light Dome Mini lighting modifiers. This is in addition to their 300d lighting fixture, which produces huge output for its size and price point.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Westcott Flex Cine Lighting System
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Westcott have not only updated their Flex LED mats but also their entire Flex Cine lighting system. This includes bi-color and RGBW solutions along with a new universal, wireless DMX dimmer controller and a huge variety of lighting control options. 
Intro image for article Staging and Lighting an Interview, with Rubidium Wu
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Shooting talking heads is a fundamental skill of cinematography that's always in demand. Here we'll talk a little about what goes into creating a professional looking interview setup.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Fiilex Matrix II RGBW Light
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The Fiilex Matrix II RGBW is a compact and highly versatile LED light. While there are many lights out there that have preset Kelvin and custom color features, what sets the Matrix II apart is the attention Fiilex engineers have paid to the construction of their LEDs and the reflectors. A series of 192 check points are built into the way light is emitted to ensure not only color fidelity but also adjustments to green and magenta shifts.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2018
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Now that 2018 has wrapped, let's take a moment to look back at some of our most popular blog posts. As usual, a wide variety of topics were covered: new gear announcements, camera charts, in-depth technical explorations, Jem Schofield's 4K for 10K series, and of course, the updated version of our ever-popular FOV calculator.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Quasar Lighting
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Quasar Science has created some of the most versatile LED lighting for the industry, packaged in the familiar form factor of what would have formerly been a flourescent tube. In this video, I show what makes their Q-LED Rainbow (RGB) and Crossfade (bicolor) fixtures so unique and how they can be used to create different looks, from a standard interview setup to a dramatic "fashion motion" editorial shoot.