Back in April Aputure released an LED fixture so impressive it won Best Lighting Product at NAB 2017. The LED fixture overcomes many shortcomings of most other LEDs on the market: it casts a hard light, yet can easily accept common light modifiers to make it soft. It is so compact and lightweight that you can use it in even the most remote locations. Since it can be battery powered, line power and generators are no longer part of the conversation. These are just some of the amazing features of this light. Read more to see all it can do!
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Entries by Tim
The ZERO follow focus lens gear ring by Broken Anchor Design overcomes all of the problems other lens rings have: it centers itself, is seamless, fits many lenses, and attaches in seconds. No other lens gear ring can do this, which is why we’re so excited to see that Broken Anchor Design has finally made it happen.
We got chance to review the Cool-Lux Classic Cool-Rig, which has the innovative SHIFT Baseplate at its center. What’s impressive about this baseplate is the built-in shoulder mount /chest support that flips down, making the transition from tripod to shoulder quick and easy.
Also part of the rig (and review) are the Cool-Lux walnut grip, universal cheese plate, and three prong battery mount, and well as their carbon fiber iris rods.
Bicolor LED lights sound like a great idea. However does mixing dissimilar lights result in high quality color across the entire range of color temperatures? Or will the entire range of light be sub-par from the manufacturer compromising the LED diode in order to make the two emitters mix?
We extensively tested a bicolor LED from a very well respected LED manufacturer to better understand the issues. We measured the CRI (Ra), CRI (Re), TLCI, CQS, TM-30-15, and color temperature to determine how the color quality stacked up across all levels of brightness (dimming) for the entire color temperature range.
The results are very … illuminating!
To get the most of our LED database of 165 LED lights, we explain how to read the color spectra and understand CRI (Ra), CRI (Re), TLCI, CQS, and TM-30-15.
Aputure has done it again with two amazing lights: the tungsten balanced 1.5kW point source Light Storm COB 120t and the daylight balanced “camera mounted LED” Amaran M9. Both have VERY high CRI (Ra)/ CRI (Re) / TLCI / CQS / TM30-15 results, with some of the best R9 (saturated red) values of 160 different LEDs that we’ve tested.
LED ribbon lights are thin, flexible and have limitless possibilities on-set to light your video projects. They now allow you to place light anywhere, including in the palm of an actor’s hand, a prop, or taped to a wall or railing. We cover how to work with ribbon LEDs, review three common brands along with their CRI values, and then suggest useful LED ribbon accessories.
While some new camera operators may think a follow focus is an unnecessary gadget, they truly are a crucial part of nearly every camera set-ups. Not only do follow focuses make focusing the lens a million times easier and more ergonomic, but it allows you to accurately mark different focus distances.
Batteries By Any Other Name: GoPro Hero 4 and More [Note: I don’t work for Wasabi nor do I get anything from them for this review. I selected them because of their reputation and because I love their products.] A side effect of cameras being able to do more — resolution, frame-rate, larger memory — […]
“Save the Cat” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Three Summary [This is a continuation of my series of “Cliffs Notes” of the Blake Snyder book “Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” to help you write better movie scripts. ~ Tim ] Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 It’s About A Guy Who… The […]
“Save The Cat!” Screenwriting Book: Chapter Two Summary [This is a continuation of “Cliffs Notes” of the Blake Snyder book “Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” ~ Tim ] Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Give Me The Same Thing…Only Different The script, the scenes, the […]
“Save The Cat!” Screenwriting Book: Chapter One Summary Instead of writing a review of “Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need” by Blake Snyder –something that many, MANY other readers have done– I instead decided it would be much more beneficial to create “Cliffs Notes” of the book. This will accomplish […]