Gimme The Newz

Zylight introduces the Newz, a compact on-camera light designed for broadcast news and run-and-gun shooting

For the past several years, Zylight has been one of the most innovative companies in the film and television LED lighting industry. For ENG and run-and-gun shooters, they just introduced the Newz, a compact on-camera light that contains brightness settings from Tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K). The light also has an innovative articulated arm that... Read more

At A Glance: Hive Lighting Bee Plasma Flood

Plasma lighting is an efficient alternative to hard-light systems like HMI and tungsten

Consuming only 276 watts while outputting roughly the equivalent of a 1000W tungsten or 400W HMI, the Bee Plasma Flood is the first open-face model from Hive Lighting, a company rapidly growing in infamy for its line of high-quality plasma lighting solutions. With a high CRI rating of 94 and consistent, flickerless daylight output of 5600K, the Bee... Read more

Light It Up

Taking a look at some of the latest lights and lighting tools for your production

A decade ago, no one was talking about the problems of lighting for digital because traditional Tungsten and HMI lights were dominating the market. What a difference a few years can make. Although Tungsten and HMIs are still popular with cinematographers, a new generation of LEDs has flooded the marketplace, as well as sets. Lighting equipment has... Read more
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At A Glance: Hive Lighting Bee Plasma Flood

Consuming only 276 watts while outputting roughly the equivalent of a 1000W tungsten or 400W HMI, the Bee Plasma Flood is the first open-face model from Hive Lighting, a company rapidly growing in infamy for its line of high-quality plasma lighting solutions.

Hive Lighting’s Bee Plasma Flood is an open-face, 276-watt light that outputs the equivalent of a 1000-watt tungsten or a 400-watt HMI. Consuming only 276 watts while outputting roughly the equivalent of a 1000W tungsten or 400W HMI, the Bee Plasma Flood is the first open-face model from Hive Lighting, a company rapidly growing... Read more

At A Glance: Rotolight Anova EcoFlood V2 LED Lights

A technologically advanced lighting system

LED lights are very interesting as a choice for a primary continuous lighting source. While historically associated with poor lighting and shoddy manufacturing, today the technology has continued to increase in capability to the point where we see numerous LED solutions available for professional image capture. They consume only a fraction of the same... Read more

At A Glance: Manfrotto Spectra LED Lights

Battery-operated LED lights for on-camera use on location or as accent lights in a scene

Manfrotto’s new Spectra family of LED lights is doubly useful as an on-camera light for event and live footage while also serving as very effective battery-operated compact lighting panels that can be hidden easily in a scene for accent lighting or even eye lights. Building on their previous line of Pocket, Mini, Midi and Maxima on-camera LED... Read more

In Their Own Words

Cinematographers discuss their lighting techniques and go-to instruments

Here at HDVideoPro, we talk a lot about the latest digital cameras. But ask any cinematographer—good lighting will always trump a good camera system. With artful lighting that serves the story, a great cinematographer can make a DSLR movie look exponentially superior to a novice filmmaker working with an ALEXA or EPIC. Ask cinematographers about... Read more

At A Glance: Cineo TruColor LS LED Light

High-quality color rendition in a compact energy-saving fixture with swappable color temperatures and soft light output

Offering the same features and high color transmission of the TruColor HS LED light in a much more compact and more affordable fixture, the Cineo TruColor LS LED lamphead is roughly equivalent to a soft 1K light source, offering up to 8000 lumens in an even 160º light spread produced from interchangeable polycarbonate phosphor panels. With front dimensions... Read more

Lighting For Digital

Cinematographers discuss their go-to tools

To paraphrase Duke Ellington, there is only good or bad lighting. Much more than a camera, lighting has the greatest influence on the image since light is what truly shapes it. Since the digital revolution, lighting has become a more difficult task for both cinematographers and gaffers. Digital’s unforgiving nature, especially within the highlights,... Read more

New Lighting Gear

At NAB 2012, LED lights once again dominated the show floor

In the new energy- and eco-conscious world, lighting users are always looking to save everything from power and heat to weight and size while still boosting efficiency. This explains why, although new HMI, tungsten and fluorescent fixtures are also pursuing the same goals, LED lighting is currently king of the castle. The latest generation of lights... Read more
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