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Dec 04, 2016 14:35 |  #1

I'm looking for an economic solution to constant lighting for the video shoot. Nothing professional. It's mainly going to be used to shoot my son's violin audition homemade videos. So far I've come across this one and I'd like your opinions on this or recommendations for other products:

http://www.adorama.com​/fplcf7rk1.html (external link)

I believe I can change the bulbs to LED, if that makes a difference.



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Dec 06, 2016 14:04 |  #2

I don't have any personal experience with that product, but it should work great for your intended purpose. The reviews say it is better to leave i assembled. I would make sure you know how to properly set white balance for your camera since the florescent light has a new color temperature.




  
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Dec 06, 2016 16:03 |  #3

Scott Spellman wrote in post #18205210 (external link)
I don't have any personal experience with that product, but it should work great for your intended purpose. The reviews say it is better to leave i assembled. I would make sure you know how to properly set white balance for your camera since the florescent light has a new color temperature.

Thanks. Yes, I always do white balance before the video shoot.



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Jan 09, 2017 11:13 |  #4

I realize this is late, so I'm just posting for anyone else searching on this topic. First for cheap video lights you really can't go wrong with Craigslist and used Tungsten lights such as Totas, Omni, or Lowes little Pro.

Second replacing the color corrected CFLs with LEDs, unless you are spending a chunk of money on true color balanced LEDs there is a good chance the daylight balanced LEDs you can buy at your local home improvement store are actually going to have a high green spike - I've tried many times, some show a bad flicker as well.

The real benefit of the Tungsten, a higher powered light, is lighting from a farther distance while maintaining the 1/60 shutter speed


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