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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.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Kino Flo LED Lighting
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Kino Flo, a pioneer in cool-running, continuous lighting for film and video, initially using flicker-free fluorescent technology, has moved into LED-based fixtures. They now have a full line of well-regarded soft sources incorporating lighting effects, wireless control, and energy efficiency.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Hive Hornet 200-C Light
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The Hornet 200-C produces a tremendous amount of light in a compact and flexible instrument. The 200-C pulls 150W of power and produces the equivalent of 650-1000W incandescent lamp. The unique seven-color LED chip permits the lamp to be adjusted to a custom color or to match existing lights, and has the widest gamut of any Hive light.
Intro image for article At the Bench: LED Lighting Modes and Technology
Tutorials & Guides
Over the last couple of years some of the most exciting innovations in cinema technology have been in lighting. LED technology has vastly improved, allowing for the evolution of full RGB light fixtures with a wide variety of features. We often joke that cameras today are like little computers, and now this is also true for lights.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Litepanels Astra 6X
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The Astra 6X Bi-Color is the next iteration of Litepanels' popular 1x1 LED fixture. More powerful and versatile than the previous versions, the light has evolved into a much used fixture in the industry.
Intro image for article At the Bench: A Practical Look at LiteGear Products
Tutorials & Guides
LiteGear is known for their flexible LED fixtures that can be rolled, folded, or otherwise shaped, and mounted in scene-specific locations where other fixtures can't fit. To really appreciate these unique lights, you have to see them in action. So, I decided to try out the LiteTile, LiteMat, and LiteRibbon in a few different scenarios.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI SkyPanel Firmware 4
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Recently, I had the opportunity to test some of the new features of the version 4 firmware for ARRI SkyPanels. In the first video, I take a look at the four new lighting effects, which include Explosion, Fluorescent Flicker, Process, and Welding. This now brings the SkyPanels to seventeen pre-programmed lighting effects, an amazing amount of options in one light source.
Intro image for article Cine Gear 2018 Wrap-Up
Tech News
That's a wrap on Cine Gear 2018! Join Newsshooter's Eric Naso, Ted Sim from Aputure, and myself for a freewheeling discussion of what we saw and heard at what is rapidly becoming the most industry-focused trade show each year.
Intro image for article NAB 2018: Hive Hornet 200-C & Bee 50-C
Tech News
In this video, I speak with Jon Miller from Hive about the new C-series single point-source LED fixtures featuring their Omni-Color technology.