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Intro image for article At the Bench: Westcott Flex Cine Lighting System
Tutorials & Guides
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
Tutorials & Guides
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
Tech News
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
Tutorials & Guides
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
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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.