DIY Video and Photography Projects

11Dec R-300 LED Ring Light Skin Tones


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The new F&V R-300 LED Ring Light is a very capable light to be used both on or off camera. I’ve performed some basic comparisons of output and spread versus much more expensive and larger panels (seen here).
This time, it’s a test on what it looks like with skin tones. In the beginning of this [...]

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13Jun Three Accessory Mount HotShoe Bracket


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Looking for the most simplest way to mount a Rode VideoMic, LED Light, and Zoom H1 to your camera – all at one time? There’s nothing more simple than this Triple Hotshoe Accessory Bracket. Under the bracket’s mount is a 1/4-20 thread so you can also use this on a lightstand. Great for stacking several [...]

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21Dec Z96 vs W12 LED Video Lights


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Sorry it took me a while to run these little tests, but i’m in between some big projects right now. Here’s an update on testing the W12 LED video light with High Power LED bulbs, compared to the Z96. If you’re not up to speed, we are comparing the two because they share basically the [...]

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15Oct 312 LED Video Light Upgraded


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The 312 is one of our favorite LED lights. It’s big and the color changing feature allows you to blend it in better with other light sources. The video (above) is a look at the original 312 LED Video light, but now this popular light gets a few upgrades. The first thing visibly is the [...]

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05Sep W96 LED Light Updates


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If you’re not up to speed, there’s a set of 96 LED lights on the market that didn’t please many users. The seller Tony seemed to be a straight up guy and worked with all the buyers to accommodate any unsatisfied sales, while he worked to address some features. Serge received an early version from [...]

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11May 312 BI-Color Dimmable LED Video Light


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What can I say, it’s a kick ass light that’s not too big, and not too small. It’s color changing to make blending in with other lighting an easier task. It’s dimmable down to 0%. Even with the Sony batteries on low, we didn’t notice any flickering. The double Sony battery tray keeps it portable, [...]

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04Feb Yongnuo 135 Solo Light Review


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Vimeo member Rod Guajardo puts up a simple one light test with the Yongnuo 135. I know some people have been asking for a real skin tone example of how this light performs. As far as coverage of light, it does a good job for a talking head interview type shot. Would be great to [...]

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12Dec Feelin’ the Shortage?


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LED video lights are great not only because they are well diffused, durable, and generate low heat for close encounters. They also have a huge advantage when it comes to power requirements. If you’ve ever been out to a location shoot with some super hot tungstens, or HMI’s you’ll have to calculate the wattage of [...]

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16Nov BTS Sample with Cheap 500 LED Video Light Panels


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I talked about these lights a long time ago found in the article: http://cheesycam.com/latest-led-video-lights-for-dslr-video/
Since that first article, these lights have made their way around the world and in different projects. Yet to this day I get asked several questions about posting up a sample of power output and sample videos of them in use. I [...]

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24Aug Benton Rockin the 500 LED Outdoors


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Benton from BentonCollins.com commented on this article I posted http://cheesycam.com/latest-led-video-lights-for-dslr-video/, stating that he is currently using these very same 500 LED light panels outdoors for 10 new Head & Shoulder commercial shoots. I was really interested in his setup, so he sent in a link to the image above. If you [...]

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