DIY Video and Photography Projects

R-300 LED Ring Light Skin Tones
December 11, 2012






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 […]






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Three Accessory Mount HotShoe Bracket
June 13, 2012






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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Z96 vs W12 LED Video Lights
December 21, 2011






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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312 LED Video Light Upgraded
October 15, 2011






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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W96 LED Light Updates
September 5, 2011






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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312 BI-Color Dimmable LED Video Light
May 11, 2011






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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Yongnuo 135 Solo Light Review
February 4, 2011






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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Feelin’ the Shortage?
December 12, 2010






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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