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#1 weiming

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 07:43 AM

Hi all!

Have any of u guys used a 2ft 4 bank kino with a ballast set at the 4ft function? i read from the kino manual that it is not recommended as it will cause a green spike(does green spike just mean that the light will be greener?) and increase the heat generated.

In that case, do any of u still use it at the 4ft setting and are there any things to watch out for?

thanks!

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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 02:27 PM

Yes, 'green spike' means the light output will be much greener than normal. If you want to find out how green it is, get a color meter and take a reading. But I don't think there's any good reason to use this setting unless you want the green.
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#3 Kristy Tully

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:14 PM

The 2ft and 4ft swith on the older ballasts have mostly been replaced with hi output and low output. The manual may caution you against it, but I have to say in my experience,I have never noticed more green in the light or the dailies. I was a gaffer for many years before I started shooting, and have always used the switch to get a little more light out of the unit.
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#4 Paul M. Sommers

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:57 PM

The 2ft and 4ft swith on the older ballasts have mostly been replaced with hi output and low output. The manual may caution you against it, but I have to say in my experience,I have never noticed more green in the light or the dailies. I was a gaffer for many years before I started shooting, and have always used the switch to get a little more light out of the unit.

I haven't noticed green, but there is a definate shift towards blue.

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