Taking the standard panel and slimming it down, Dracast has developed the LED1000 Silver Series Foldable Bi-Color LED Light to be a powerful and portable fixture ideal for run-and-gun shooting. This model specifically takes things up a notch with a folding design, making it more compact for storage and travel. In terms of light output, the LED1000 Silver is quite capable with 1000 LEDs rated with a CRI of >95. It also sports a 45° beam angle and has a physical dial on the back permitting dimming from 0-100%.
For maximum durability the panel has an aluminum chassis and it comes with a center mount yoke for control over light placement. The light itself also measures just 9.1 x 7.8 x 1.4" when folded and opens up to 9.1 x 15.7 x 0.7" for a broad, soft light source. It can run on either 100-240 VAC power via the included adapter or a 14.8 VDC battery pack on the V-mount plate. It draws just 58W and comes with a carrying case.
For those using CFL Lighting kits, Alzo is now offering new LED Bulbs that offer longer life, better color, and more durability. A standard 22W LED Bulb starts at just $20 dollars and 32W LED Bulbs at $34 dollars. For more information about these products, check out the links below.
Fotodiox introduces a few LED Video lights and demos the new CamDolly Cinema System at NAB2016. The CamDolly offers 5 main Modes from Ride-on Track Dolly, Ride-On Doorway Dolly, Heavy Duty Slider, Tabletop Dolly, and 360 Orbit Dolly.
Whether you need a Ride-On Track Dolly, Ride-On Doorway Dolly, Heavy Duty Slider, Tabeltop Dolly, or 360 Degree Orbit Dolly, the CamDolly has you covered. All you need is 15 minutes to assemble your CamDolly into its five different protocols to capture five completely different types of dolly shots.
• Unlimited configurations with 3 sets of wheels
• Minimal maintenance
• No extra tools needed
Overview of CamDolly:
Now you can bring a comprehensive dolly system to the shoot in your hatchback.
Once built, the CamDolly can support more than 550 pounds: more than enough capacity for a ride-on operator, your tripod, and any camera - DSLR or large cinema camera, whether you're shooting digital or film. Capable of riding a metal track, we designed the CamDolly with our SnakeTrack Flexible Rail in mind as a super-portable way to get complicated curves that would otherwise be impossible. Simply double the rail up, and you have a dual track that will give you a shot that's more than 20 feet long, or use 2 lengths of parallel rail for a 50 ft run. Every 50 ft. length of SnakeTrack Flexible Rail comes with a bucket bag for easy transportation.
Shoot with your own tripod and tripod head. Since there are so many different kinds of tripod feet, we've created universal "leg cups". Place the feet of your tripod into the cups, then lash them in with the included zip ties. We also recommend securing the tripod with some bungees or a cargo strap.
Instead of shooting with a tripod, you can also use a bazooka. We provide a bazooka mount with every CamDolly Cinema System kit. When you're shooting in tabletop or slider mode, you can directly attach your bowl tripod head to the main core piece of the CamDolly. The kit includes bowl adapters for 75mm, 100mm, and 150mm bowl mounts.
Building each of the different modes takes only a few minutes, and you can even fold down the partially-built dolly to make it easy to carry to and from your location. Perfect for cold weather: build the dolly indoors, remove four screws, fold down the CamDolly, walk out to your location, unfold CamDolly, and reinstall the four screws. Ready to go in under 60 seconds.
Find out more information about FotoDiox products at FotoDioxPro.com or information about the CamDolly Cinema System following the direct product link (here)
The D-Fuse Softbox is an Instant quick to setup Softbox for LED Video Light Panels. No tools, no loose parts, no assembly. When it's time to pack up, the softbox folds down to a very small compact lightweight size. They now offer three different sizes depending on the size of your LED light panel. The two shown in the video (below) are designed to fit the Aputure Amaran 528 and Aputure 672 LED Panels perfectly, and the larger Aputure LightStorm LS1 LED Panels.
In this interview video, Rich from Camera Motion Research demos the iFootage Minicrane M1 III. This tool-less Carbon Fiber telescoping portable Jib offers it's own panning base (no heavy duty fluid head required), quick leveling of the camera platform, and even Auto Tilt parallax-like tracking during vertical moves. The iFootage Minicrane M1 III weighs just 8lbs, can extend to a full 85 inches, and supports up to 33 lbs camera setups.
The iFootage Wild Bull T5 Tripod is a great choice for those looking for a tripod that is lightweight, compact, and has a high load capacity of 88 lbs. The T5 is anodized aluminum construction. It has a 59 in. maximum height, a minimum height of 8 in., and weighs only 8.8 lb. Collapsed length is 28.3 inches. Bowl diameter is 75mm.
Adjustable feet spikes and feet pads allow the tripod to function in uneven terrain. The locking legs can be adjusted to any angle from 15° to 78°. The quick release locking lever design allows fast lock and release of the tripod legs with just one hand. Its spreader is easily moved from bottom to mid section. The T5 includes a padded carrying case with comfortable shoulder strap and side handle.
Both the iFootage Minicrane M1 III and the iFootage Wild Bull T5 Tripod are available now at the Camera Motion Research Website at http://Camotionllc.com (here).
Normally to get your DJI OSMO up high, people are attaching the entire unit to the end of an extension pole. Completely functional but it does position all of your joystick controls away from the operator and adds more weight to the end of your pole.
Kamerar has a different approach and has designed a simple but useful Extension Adapter to quickly get those shots up high, down low, and would allow you to mimic those sweeping jib shots with ease. Here's a quick overview video of the DJI OSMO Extender by Kamerar.
Here's a quick interview video from the 2016 Cinegear Expo with company High Sight. They offer a few different models of Cable Cams. These tools are often easier to use than Drones (not to mention quieter), offers longer run time, can fly through tight spaces, shots are easily repeatable, and pretty much legal to use in most cases Drones are not allowed.
One feature that High Sight Cable Cams offer is a setting A/B end points allowing you to focus on camera tracking and not worrying about reaching the end of your line. Below is a video example produced using the High Sight Cable Cam.
As part of their sale promotion, they're offering up ONE FREE MicroBeam 128 on-camera LED Video Light, One MB128 for 50% OFF, and another MB128 kit for 25% OFF. To take advantage of this, we are sending out "First Come First Serve Coupon Codes" available through our next newsletter. Each code can only be used once, so good luck to those who redeem them first.