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  • LED complement to Kino Flo Diva

  • Bob Cole

    March 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Remember: there are no stupid questions….

    I’ve been using a Kino Flo Diva to light interviews, but I sometimes need to light both sides, interviewer and interviewee. I’ve been using tungsten sources inside Chimeras, but for daylight situations, I would like to buy something in LED World that would be somewhat similar to the Diva.

    Suggestions are welcome. First thought was Quasar Science-modified Kino’s, but I’d like to go cheaper. Has anyone had luck with the Dracast 1000, with either a soft box or barndoor-mounted diffusion?

    Thanks.

    Bob C.

  • Mark Whitney

    March 29, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Not specifically, but I do like their products. Picked up one of their small LED panels when they were closing them out a few years back.

    Here’s a quick & dirty test by a friend of mine of one of their fresnel units:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRiLTAIHAhw

    A fraction of the cost of the ARRI L-7. Might give you more flexibilty. More punch that a panel; a harder fresnel when you need it; bounce it or go through a frame when you need to go softer. Nice dim range. Pretty even thoughout the spot/flood range. Very quiet.

    The Diva equivs in the LED world are the Kino Celebs. Pretty nice but they’re not cheap of course.

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  • Roger Martinez

    March 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Bob,

    do you know these LED panels – https://www.velvetlight.tv – made by VELVETLight?
    They are pretty awesome: different sizes, battery supplied, waterproof, …
    Perhaps you can find one that fits your needs.

    They are available through several companies in the States: https://www.velvetlight.tv/to-buy-to-rent/?v=buy

    Kind regards,

    Roger

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