Lighting http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/lighting/feed.rss Tue, 19 Sep 17 16:18:09 -0600 Lighting en-CA Edge Lit Pro LED Light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17787/edge-lit-pro-led-light Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:35:32 -0600 shoe_e 17787@/talks/discussions I came across the Savage Edge Lit Pro LED Light while on the Fstoppers [https://goo.gl/nGhwc9] website and I was intrigued. I was intrigued because I love these new SMD Ultra-slim LED Panels everyone is releasing. I was intrigued because Joe Edelman really knows his stuff and if he's using something it's usually pretty good. I was really intrigued though, because I had seen it before. It's not the first time we've come across something that has multiple brandings or distributors, like Godox, Flashpoint, Cheeta, Neewer, etc. So when I saw Savage showing this light on their website, listed at $311.99, also at BH and Adorama, I was like "EFFFFFFF NO!" I literally sounded out the letter F to be clear.

Why was I so pissed off you ask? Simply because I had seen this light before and I had seen it long before Savage released it. See I dedicate an hour of my day, early morning to be exact, for R&D. I scour the interwebs searching for new Photo/Video tech just to see what's out there. In the spirit of this forum, I'm always looking for alternatives and cheaper yet equally good solutions. In my searches, I had already come across the Yidoblo LED PE-920II as well as its brother, the LED PD-920II. As far as I can tell, the only difference in these models is that the PE-920II comes with a remote, which is something we'll get to because it's an important note, as you'll see.

Who the heck is Yidoblo you may ask, as I did. Yidoblo is a subsidary of the Foshan Meidike Photographic Equipment CO. LTD, also brand themselves as Dison. If you visit their website [http://meidike.com/en/], they have sh**load of lighting products, which if you have spent time on ebay, Aliexpress, or any other international marketplace, you may recognize. Some of their products can be found on Amazon as well.

Let's check out the specs on the Meidike site for the Yidoblo LED PE-920II:

2.4G wireless remote control, can control the AE six groups of lights, each group of lights can support 100 lamps; remote control distance of up to 80 meters; power stepless adjustment, the output precision to 100 , the operating data LCD screen intuitive display, easy to operate, Easy to remember to improve work efficiency, can be installed on a tripod / handheld / desktop. 1 . LED patch lamp beads number: 160PCS 2 . the maximum power: 56W 3 . color rendering index CRI : > 95RA 4 . led the average life: 10000H 5 . the maximum number of lumens: 3300LM 6 . color temperature: 3200-5500K 7 . light angle: 120 degrees 8 . power: AC110-240V DC14.5V 9 . the length of 35 * 25 * 1.2CM ; weight 1.35KG Standard configuration: LED lights the power adapter 2.4G with screen remote control battery buckle, LCD screen

Whether you read the specs over at BH or on Savage's website, it's clear these guys are identical. The only question you may be asking, is maybe Yidoblor ripped off Savage? I don't think that's the case. If you look at the inlcuded photos below, you'll notice that the Yidoblo light comes with a special made Yidbolo remote controller. The Savage also comes with a remote control, but that controller is a knockoff of the remote you find when you buy any Godox remote system. That's right, they may have modified the frequency, but it is the same model.

So why does this matter? Well you can buy the Savage LED for a little over $300, and to their credit, they package it very nicely. At the same time, you can find the Yidoblo scattered over ebay, Aliexpress and Amazon for ~$140-$160.

That's a huge price difference.

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5 or 6 foot light strip http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17739/5-or-6-foot-light-strip Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:12:01 -0600 webarchitect 17739@/talks/discussions I need a five or six foot LED strip light suitable for video and photography. Mostly product related work. For DOF purposes, I'd like to be able to get f11 as an exposure at ISO 800 or lower. Light quality matters, so cheap Home Depot strips don't seem highly likely for this task. I'll mix with some other studio lights I have yet to purchase. I'm open to some DIY so long as it's not super involved or some crazy amount of effort (subjective, I know). Ideas?

Thanks!

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Importance of pupils size http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17274/importance-of-pupils-size Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:06:04 -0600 MikeLinn 17274@/talks/discussions

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Meet The Gaffer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15106/meet-the-gaffer Sat, 21 May 2016 10:10:06 -0600 MikeLinn 15106@/talks/discussions

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High Key vs Low Key Light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12867/high-key-vs-low-key-light- Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:21:41 -0600 MikeLinn 12867@/talks/discussions

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Lighting interviews http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3184/lighting-interviews Fri, 11 May 2012 19:22:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3184@/talks/discussions Here we'll collect videos and links to tutorials (as well as useful members comments :-) )

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Lighting 101 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14941/lighting-101 Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:38:52 -0600 MikeLinn 14941@/talks/discussions

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Pergear CRI96+ LED Panels http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16186/pergear-cri96-led-panels Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:06:37 -0700 Sangye 16186@/talks/discussions Has anyone here used any of Pergear's ultra-high CRI panels? The specs and design look very nice, build quality looks solid, and the price isn't bad. I just ordered a set of 960-LED panels. I will post a review once I have a chance to use them on a shoot.

Specs for the 960-LED model (there is also a larger 1440-LED model):

  • CRI 96+
  • 960pcs high quality LEDs, 9800lux/ 0.5m
  • LED Quanity: 960pcs
  • Voltage: DC 14.8V; Power: 58W
  • Lumen: 9800LUX/ 0.5m
  • Color Temperature: 5500K (±50)
  • Adjustable brightness with a variable dimmer knob
  • 360-degree rotatable head
  • Aircraft aluminum alloy construction
  • Weight: aprox.1562g/ 55oz
  • Dimension: approx. 41220048mm/ 16.227.871.89in
  • Compatible with Sony V-Lock batteries
  • Includes a soft diffuser, power cable, adapter and storage bag
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Lighting Workshop with George Mooradian http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16178/lighting-workshop-with-george-mooradian- Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:26:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16178@/talks/discussions

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Intro to Light Meters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1519/intro-to-light-meters Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:48:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1519@/talks/discussions

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Laws of Light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15886/laws-of-light Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:24:55 -0600 MikeLinn 15886@/talks/discussions Sphere

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DIY Background Stand and Background http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15786/diy-background-stand-and-background- Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:46:09 -0600 MikeLinn 15786@/talks/discussions

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MR16 High CRI lights for home studio http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15690/mr16-high-cri-lights-for-home-studio Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:02:12 -0600 DrDave 15690@/talks/discussions Currently, I'm retrofitting my IKEA flying saucer 12v MR16 system with high CRI MR16 LED bulbs. There's a lot of these 12v systems around; they are easy and flexible to set up, and many of them can be adjusted--they are cheap and easy, and the halogen style bulbs were actually pretty good, although not a lot of light.
On Amazon, I found these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QIF829C/
They aren't cheap, but the light quality is very good so far, supposedly CRI 95.
You can also use these lights in 12 volt situations, like off grid, campers, back yard studios, etc.
You can check out the specs on their website here:
https://www.soraa.com/products/25-MR16-Constant-Current

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Grip and Electric Departments Roles http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15546/grip-and-electric-departments-roles Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:04:59 -0600 MikeLinn 15546@/talks/discussions

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Lighting stop-motion at Aardman Animations http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15496/lighting-stop-motion-at-aardman-animations Tue, 09 Aug 2016 03:50:46 -0600 MikeLinn 15496@/talks/discussions

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Origins and basics of cinema lighting http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15466/origins-and-basics-of-cinema-lighting Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:46:08 -0600 MikeLinn 15466@/talks/discussions

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What is the Inverse Square law of Light? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15402/what-is-the-inverse-square-law-of-light Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:56:59 -0600 MikeLinn 15402@/talks/discussions

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Types of Light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15376/types-of-light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:55:38 -0600 MikeLinn 15376@/talks/discussions

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Working with Candlelight http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15311/working-with-candlelight- Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:23:36 -0600 MikeLinn 15311@/talks/discussions

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Lighting against daylight, outdoor on a terrace http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15307/lighting-against-daylight-outdoor-on-a-terrace- Sat, 02 Jul 2016 08:11:45 -0600 MikeLinn 15307@/talks/discussions

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High Key Beauty Lighting http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15305/high-key-beauty-lighting Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:01:09 -0600 MikeLinn 15305@/talks/discussions

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Light for Close Up Product Shots http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15296/light-for-close-up-product-shots- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:22:20 -0600 MikeLinn 15296@/talks/discussions

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Modifications to some standard office LED Panel fittings for Green Screen lighting http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15285/modifications-to-some-standard-office-led-panel-fittings-for-green-screen-lighting Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:19:53 -0600 andyharris 15285@/talks/discussions Here's a couple of test shots, one backlit and one not:

Here's the controller I used

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And here's one of the modifications that I needed to reduce the flicker:

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Here's an overview of the space:

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Here's some printed brackets:

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and a side view:

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In a few days, I'll put together a blog of how I come to this result. Right now I'm awaiting a full copy of Black Magic's Fusion Studio in the hope of getting to the finest keying.

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Lighting Tips - National Geographic Style http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15025/lighting-tips-national-geographic-style Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:46:53 -0600 MikeLinn 15025@/talks/discussions

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Dean Collins Lighting Lessons http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14916/dean-collins-lighting-lessons- Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:42:53 -0600 MikeLinn 14916@/talks/discussions

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DMX Control of Cinematic Lighting http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13905/dmx-control-of-cinematic-lighting Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:43:08 -0600 andyharris 13905@/talks/discussions Recently I've been experimenting with scene compositing in Fusion. In particular having moving objects affecting the lighting in the composited scene. This led me to think about using DMX to control the lighting for a green screen session so that it would better match the final composited scene.

So I arranged a set of DMX Scenes to flow from one to another.

Mostly it turn out to be more complex than I expected. I written up my findings here:

http://wbavproductions.co.uk/resources/DMXControl.html

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Diffusing your lights http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11192/diffusing-your-lights Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:52:50 -0600 mrbill 11192@/talks/discussions I got a great tip from a lighting gaffer the other day - if you want to produce the most beautiful soft light from your LED panels, try sticking a sheet of Depron in front of them. It's a closed cell foam used by model maker hobbyists for aircraft skins, and in a 2mm thickness, transforms the light from your LED's. As you can imagine, it's dirt cheap, and works brilliantly.

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Review wanted for cs600 led light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13355/review-wanted-for-cs600-led-light Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:09:12 -0600 alcomposer 13355@/talks/discussions Saw in ebay. What your thoughts PV? Good steel for 2 panels?!

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=201368331204&globalID=EBAY-AU

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Shaping and Controlling Light http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12809/shaping-and-controlling-light- Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:39:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12809@/talks/discussions

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High CRI redundant metric - better ways to measure light accuracy http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12530/high-cri-redundant-metric-better-ways-to-measure-light-accuracy Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:32:17 -0700 lexicon 12530@/talks/discussions Hi I wondered what you thought about this interview? I was looking to buy some high CRI LED panels but it looks like that's no guarantee of quality what do you think?

http://www.gtc.org.uk/media/fm/Zerb%20articles/TLCI_web.pdf

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