LED video light any good?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by peter, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    Has anyone used LED based video light? Do they appear white to the camera?
    Do they have even illumination? Is there a review somewhere?

    Here's one example (can't seem to find it on manufacturer's web site):
    http://www.adorama.com/KRDNVL.html
     
    peter, Jan 21, 2006
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  2. Modern camcorders are pretty good at auto-white-
    balance, so I wouldn't worry too much about the
    color for the camera. More of concern may be
    matching the color to whatever other light sources
    you are using.

    The on-camera lights we see the professionals using
    seem to be a lot more diffused to avoid that "deer in
    the headlights" look. Unless that is what you're going
    for! :)

    That is a quite premium price for what is essentially
    an LED flashlight. I can buy a nice aluminum-case
    8-led flashlight at my local surplus store for $10 that
    likely puts out more light than that thing. And available
    in four different colors.
    http://surplusgizmos.zoovy.com/product/FL308BK
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 21, 2006
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  3. peter

    les Guest

    Don't worry about the LED Kelvin issue.
    There are large professional arrays for thousands of $$ using just
    LED's, which are toted as being very efficient, small, lightweight,
    shock-proof, and COOL.
    To convince yourself, look in any issue of Videography magazine
    to see where the pros are going now.

    Les
     
    les, Jan 22, 2006
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