Tony Reale‘s NextWaveDv has been a great resource for filmmakers. Their website has provided news and training articles for independent videographers and filmmakers for quite a while. It’s a good thing when new companies come into existence and offer new products that challenge others price or functions. It’s even better when there’s a good person behind them and we hope NextLites will survive among the strong competition in video equipment that we’re seeing lately. As for the products NextLites offer the whole range: LED, Fluorescent, Tungsten and HMI and their products look a lot like what we’re used to at a relatively normal pricepoint I would say, not cheap, not expensive either. These lights will have to earn their respect with time when users start to test and evaluate them, but I have a feeling they will live up to our expectations. Although our great Reviews Section is a little broken at the moment due to a legal dispute (long story), we have a whole lighting section that is just waiting to be filled with information and new product pages by you. this would be a good place to index reviews and opinions about the NextLites. Here’s the link to the NextLites giveaway contest: linkRead more
To create content we filmmakers need light like air to breathe. Sometimes the available light suffices but usually a controlled lighting setup will raise the quality and language of our content by a lot. Luckily more and more companies that make quality lighting available for all budgets have been popping up like Coollights for example who have been around for a while and are also currently running a banner on our site, Flolight, a company we found at IBC. I reported about the Flolight specialized greenscreen LED last month. Here’s some of the rest of their lineup. What caught my eye about this company is that the quality of their LED is very good and the price is absolutely right. The materials aren’t fancy aircraft aluminum or anything and the stands are basic, but they serve the purpose and the light output deserves respect. Remember Dedo Weigert saying that a CRI value (light quality) of 84 is really good? Well the Flolights seem to have an in your face value of 93. When the lady assistant told me this I said: “Yeah right” but when she turned on the light and it was a pure white, no magenta or green I started to doubt my skepticism. So if you’re into lighting this company is definitely worth checking out You can see and buy the other Flolight products on their website. B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
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