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#1 ivan marasco

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:34 AM

HI,
i'm searching article or technical info about the soft light AURASOFT.
i would like to know the beam angle and if it has eggcreate and how much it reduce the angle of the beam.
any info is welcome.
thanks
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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:02 PM

The reason the Aurasoft failed to take off was that they claimed that their micro bead/bubble reflector would brake the light up and make it softer, when in fact only one thing matters with softlights: relative size to object. The same quality of light can be achieved with a blonde bounced into something white of similar size and distance. That, and the extortionate price they wanted to to rent it for.

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#3 ivan marasco

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:37 PM

hi adam,
thanks for your answer.
i know your discussion that you have did on this forum about soft light.i think the same.
i want to use aurasoft in a music video in the background.
this want to be a cheap and estetical alternative to kinoflo wall O-lite i want to use one aurasoft 800 and 5 aurasoft 600. i want to use it :
1:for lighting in backlight
2:for is big circular form and becouse i want to use it as part of scenography
3:becouse a rent house here in italy rent it for cheap.
4:becouse it has an eggcreate(that reduce the beam to 50°) like briese light.

do you can suggest me another light for my purpose??
i don't need a real soft light but something soft but a little punchy and whit a beautiful form.
this is how i imagine the backgroung using aurasoft:

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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

Ah, in that case it's a different story. They could look cool in shot. Go for it.
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#5 ivan marasco

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:54 AM

Ah, in that case it's a different story. They could look cool in shot. Go for it.

ADAM,
ONE OTHER REASON TO USE THIS KIND OF light is also becouse we have to shoot using a ccd camera(sony pd170).
the register want to use minibrute or ACL light for backligt and he want to have this light in front of the camera.
do you think that this could be a "disaster" for the vertical smear problem that have all ccd cameras(expecially this kind of cameras)??
i'm imagining one vertical line for each bulb of minibrute.
for this case do you think that is still better AURASOFT THAN MINIBRUTE??
thanks
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