I have one of those Litepanel 1x1 knockoffs, but it's a different brand:
Mine is bi-color, so you can dial smoothly from tungsten to daylight
balanced light. I runs continuously on a battery for several hours and it's
surprisingly bright. However, it does have a green tinge that shows itself
more in scenes when it's used as a primary light. Usually I don't notice
the color shift as long as it's being used as an accent or backlight, and
I'm sure you could fix it with a 1/4 minus green gel on the light (like
they have in that Ebay photo).
Below are some frames from raw video footage. The camera's white balance
was set to daylight and I was using a 2x1 ft Socanland Litepanel. So twice
as bright as the 1x1.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4257037/standard2.png (litepanel as a fill light)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4257037/standard3.png (no litepanel)
Hope that helps!
> Hi frameworks,
> I have been greatly utilizing my makeshift DIY lighting kit over the last
> 2-3 months. It's been great for video work because I can just white balance
> and then I'm all set to go! I would like to thank those who gave me advise
> on the DIY kit again! It really has proven useful!
> However I've been asked to use film (not video) indoors and my DIY light
> kit isn't at the correct colour temperature. I will mostly be working with
> 100D and Tri-x film and was wondering if these lights would do the job:
> I'm looking for a long term investment and LED lights seem to be a good
> bet as they are cool, light, portable and last a long, long time. I kindly
> ask you frameworks folks to cast your critical eye over the lights and let
> me know what you think. It's a lot of money to spend on a kit so I want to
> be sure they are up to the job!
> Kind Regards and as always thanks in advance for the helpful info! Always
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