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#1 G McMahon

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 12:19 PM

Hello all,

Considering the use of domestic LED strips in a car at night to provide a low level ambiance. I have done a test with mini kinos and find them too sourcey for what I require. Basically I am using a lot of the city lighting to create the various colours and contrast. What I require is an even level inside the vehicle to bring them out of the black without being too dominating over the incoming headlights, street lamps etc. I figured placing LED strips over the interior roof, dash board. About an even incident of a foot candle would suffice.
Suggestions, comments, queries?

Thanks,
G
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:01 PM

Sounds like it would work. Other solutions have been strings of Christmas tree lights, rope lights, or the electro-luminescent panel stuff, ala "Collateral". See:

http://www.novael.co...outnovatech.htm
http://www.cinematog...nl/THEDoPH4.htm
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:37 PM

Sounds like it would work. Other solutions have been strings of Christmas tree lights, rope lights, or the electro-luminescent panel stuff, ala "Collateral". See:

http://www.novael.co...outnovatech.htm
http://www.cinematog...nl/THEDoPH4.htm



Personally, I'd do this. Ropelights or christmas lights are much, much cheaper and will do the same thing.
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#4 Scottie Mei

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:29 PM

Sounds like it would work. Other solutions have been strings of Christmas tree lights, rope lights, or the electro-luminescent panel stuff, ala "Collateral". See:

http://www.novael.co...outnovatech.htm
http://www.cinematog...nl/THEDoPH4.htm




Hi David,
I read the article about Collateral you posted on the forum and there is one paragraph talking about shooting the night exterior scene outside the cab with HD. Cameron and Beebe mentioned they were shooting wide open and set gain at +6 which I got confused. I aasume they wanted to get a desired exposure of LA nightscape so they power window and DI actors' faces to bring back the exposure to normal to even out the overall image, but I wonder if it is true that you can bring down the exposure level at post with HD or video if the exposure is not out of the range? if so, what would be the safe zone for HD or video?? is it the same as video safe zone from 7.5-95 IRE? i thought once the image is overexposed( out of the range) there is no information recorded so you can't bring down the image. this has gotten me confused!! thanks for your time to answer and i really appreciate your help!!

Scottie LA
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