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  • F&V K4000 LED Lights

    Just got a set of these and they are amazing! Pretty affordable too!

    Check out a little review I did for them:

    http://procinematools.com/fv-k4000-d...nels-overview/

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    Its hard to judge the output of these. In your review, were both light sources at the same distance? or did you have to move the LED closer (or the Arri further away) to match output?
    -Michael Beck

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    • #3
      I just matched output, I was more concerned in showing light quality rather than output. The Arri 650w definitely has a stronger output.

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      • #4
        Good to know. I have a set that should be here tomorrow. I've been using the Litepanels 1x1 Bicolor and 5600 on a lot of productions lately, (tried the Rosco pads, ugg), going to try the F&V's, since I like their Z96's (which out perform the Litepanel Micro). I think these with a Litepanel Sola ENG or 4 would be a nice little light weight kit. I do a lot of flying for work so I like having some light weight lights.

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        • #5
          I like the Rosco Litepads, they're great for tight interior spaces like cars. I have a 6 light kit that fits in a carry on package. Love their portability.

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          • #6
            Rosco litepads are amazing, I've used them for car interiors, and even in run and gun doc footage handheld next to the camera with great results. I also bought one of these F&V LED's used recently and its a solid performer on the corporate shoots I often get booked for. Not sure how much use it will get with narrative, but it's a huge time saver for many jobs.

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            • #7
              Ok, I do love the Litepads for car interiors, my "ugg" comment was from a time last year that I requested a 1x1 panel be in the kit for interviews, and a litepad was in there, I couldn't get the punch and had to have the light really really close to the talent for the shot. I had the wrong hammer for the job that time. It is a great tool though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael Bergstrom View Post
                Ok, I do love the Litepads for car interiors, my "ugg" comment was from a time last year that I requested a 1x1 panel be in the kit for interviews, and a litepad was in there, I couldn't get the punch and had to have the light really really close to the talent for the shot. I had the wrong hammer for the job that time. It is a great tool though.
                Oh yeah the litepads falloff very quick past 3 feet....

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                • #9
                  Yeah but with today's super sensitive cameras like the FS700, you can get away with a lot more these days.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, but why start with the wrong tool? "Getting away with it" and "Doing it right" are most times two different things. When you have a national show that you are producing that has a certain lighting style and setup, you need the correct tool for a seamless tie in, yeah, so the rosco was a bit of a deal breaker. I digress though, the F&V Lights came in, I like the build quality, the power supply is brilliant, almost something I wish Litepanels had done on their 1x1's. Going to use them on a shoot Friday night.

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                    • #11
                      They look really solid, thanks for the review Marlon.

                      (loved your narrative work with the XH-A1 back in the day by the way!)

                      I'm holding out for the Zacuta Plazma panels at this stage. They look like everything we've been wanting to get from LEDs, without the compromises.

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                      • #12
                        Cri 85

                        PS

                        The lower the CRI the more likely you will CRY.
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                        • #13
                          anyone selling them in Europe?

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                          • #14
                            http://www.fvlight.eu/products/lighting.html
                            EF-BMCC 1300x00 - the lucky one

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                            • #15
                              Thanks wuudi

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