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#1 Vincent Matthias

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:16 PM

As I looked through the posts, I realised a number of people have DIY-ed many stuffs from dollies, to jibs, to dimmers, to kinos, etc..

Was just wondering how'd you DIY a kino? Doesn't it need a ballast??

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 06:00 AM

Hi,

You can buy flicker-free fluorescent lighting ballasts very easily.

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#3 Rupert MacCarthy-Morrogh

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:14 AM

Hi,

You can buy flicker-free fluorescent lighting ballasts very easily.

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Hi Vincent & Phil
We are usinhg these with great results to light a green screen, think of them as Divas for the broke ;-)

http://www.3counties...on_sundries.htm

We swapped out the bulbs for warm (3200k) and they match our tungsten units
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#4 Joseph Carney

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:04 PM

Check out this place...
http://ahsupply.com
they offer high speed electronic ballasts and reflectors for biax type flos (21" long). You can order color balanced flos from lowel if needed. A guy over at dvinfo.net has built a nice 4x55watt kit with around 2K output. No flicker. His kit was very much like a Diva set.

Edited by Joe Carney Sr, 19 October 2006 - 10:05 PM.

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#5 chris evans

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:05 PM

If you go to Home Depot ro Lowe's, look through the bulb isle. You can find screw in floresents that go into a lamp fixture, read the packages, some of the full spectrum bulbs put out 5000°K. They also come in different wattages. Pretty much all of them that I have seen are not dimmable. I like using these in china balls.
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