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#1 Ed David

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 12:13 PM

HI guys

I'm looking at litegear rgb chroma light as a way to quickly make colored party gel looks for shoots.

 

wondering if there is another LED film lighting manufacturer that also does this?

 

Just seeing what the options are

 

thanks

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

Lots. Check eBay for RGB LED strip. The controllers may not be suitable for on-camera use.
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#3 Maximilian Motel

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

I have shot some concerts with RGB LEDs and I absolutely hate them. If it's clean RGB then only one of the color channel is filled with information, so you lose about 66% of the info you'd usually get and it ends up looking very un-detailed and "cheap", in my opinion. I'd rather go with a normal, gelled light source that doesn't output just one RGB channel.


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#4 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:08 AM

Because the LEDs that are used for RGB LEDs emit a very narrow spectrum of light, you miss out on a whole load of colour information that still gets transmitted when using gel on traditional sources. As a result they tend translate less than ideally on camera, especially when you start to move away from super saturated colours.
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:27 AM

This is certainly true - the saturated colours can visibly clip the gamut of many cameras and the pastels are - well - meh. Someone needs to do an RGB plus white version, which is a lot more flexible.

 

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#6 Stuart Allman

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:02 PM

Ed,

 

Check out the Arri LC series.  There are also smaller brands, like BriteShot.  BriteShot is based in NY, so that may be a viable option for you.  Both are RGB+W products.

 

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