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.
When you're looking for effective light diffusion while keeping things simple and fast check out the new D-Fuse Instant Pop Up Softbox for LED light panels. Like many softbox kits, the D-Fuse uses rods to create a structure and hold the diffusing material a distance away from the source. Using a unique (patent pending) design, the length of the rods found at each corner setup and break apart through strong Magnets, and the rods remain as part of the Softbox when folded up. No no loose parts to lose or misplace!
I highly suggest diffusers like this for anyone using LED Light Panels during interviews that are facing directly towards your subject. Bare LED Bulbs are pretty hard on the eyes, and the last thing you want is your subject squinting or ending up with a headache. You'll immediately see a difference in how soft the shadows are which is also more flattering for many subjects.
The current D-Fuse Pop Up Softbox for LED Light Panels is designed for popular 1x1 LED Panels, but they will be releasing additional sizes and adapters to fit other popular sized LED Panels as well. But seeing how it's mostly a Velcro fit, i'm sure this current version can easily be modified to use with just about anything if you can't wait for the other sizes to become available.
I recently got my hands on a couple of new Bi-Color FotoDiox FlapJack LED Edgelights. The FlapJack lights have been around for a little while but the product line has now expanded with several new sizes, and now in a temperature adjustable version.
While they are not meant to replace high power LED lighting, the unique design allows these lights to be placed close to subjects while offering a very flattering, soft, wide spread, diffused light. No filters, gels, or modifiers required. Because of this, I see them as being perfect for on-camera use. The large evenly diffused panel is much more comfortable for subjects to look towards, and will reduce harsh shadows.
My favorite version of the FlapJack LED Edgelights is the 4x11 design which when mounted horizontally offers a slim and low profile light, but with a very wide spread. Rotate it vertically, or maybe add a handle for off camera use, and you have a very nice strip light. If you're duties require an on-camera light for such things as event coverage, documentary, product, or macro, the FotoDiox FlapJack LED Edgelights is certainly one to consider with it's unique properties.
Here's another video from FotoDiox along with a description of the video discussing their new lights and a Giveaway opportunity.
Today we're launching 5 new bi-color models of the FlapJack LED Edgelight, fully adjustable between 5500K and 3200K color temperatures. Now you can recapture the warmth of the classic tungsten bulb with the power and portability of a FlapJack.
Want even more power? The new models include the brand new 18” FlapJack Studio: an ideal solution for shooters seeking a powerful softlight for larger spaces.
- The FlapJack LED Edgelights are perfect for filling in shadows, giving glamour portraits a beautiful glow or expertly lighting run-and-gun video shoots
- Each model comes with a lithium-ion battery, battery charger, AC adapter, car adapter and mounting ballhead – all in a fitted case with a handle
- Between now and August 15, we're taking 20% off the ENTIRE compact FlapJack line and $100 off of the new FlapJack Studio
Between now and August 10, you're invited to enter a random drawing for a FREE C-300RS 10” circular bi-color FlapJack by sending an email to FlapJack@fotodiox.com with “FlapJack me!” in the subject line.
Less than a year ago FotoDiox introduced a line of flat edge lit LED lights called the FlapJack. Using an array of LED lights that sit only at the surrounding edges and pointing inwards toward the center, the result is an extremely soft and diffused light source without hot spots or multi-shadow issues. At NAB 2015 they showed a number of new sizes and shapes to expand this line of LED lights.
A new addition to the FlapJack LED Lights is the availability of Bi-Color. The new models will allow you to dial in from daylight to tungsten to match your ambient lighting. You can find some of the original Flapjack lights over on their website, and hopefully the new larger sizes and shapes will be available soon. More information about the FlapJack LED lights can be found at the FotoDiox website (click here).
FotoDiox Ultra Thin FlapJack LED Video Light Panels
NAB 2014 Drew with Alzo Video talks about the upcoming additions to their popular High Intensity LED Video Lights. These lights are not using multiple standard plastic lensed diodes common with most flat panels adding additional benefits with this design.
The High Intensity LED can provide a true spot or flood with the optional fresnel lens and can be flagged using barn doors without multi-shadow issues. If you're a photographer who has worked with strobes, you'll notice the strobe-like design make this compatible with hundreds of light modifiers already available from softboxes, grids, snoots, strip boxes, dishes, and more.
Has anyone tried diffusing their LED panels with a cheap shoot through folding softbox used for Speedlites? These $6 dollar folding diffusion panels normally strap to the front of a portable flash, but now they are advertising it for LED video lights. Effective? Maybe, maybe not, but i'm sure it would be easier on the eyes of your subject. Could be a simple place holder for your colored gels too. Check 'em out below.