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David Simpson Images
Posts: 1,326
Bangor, Maine, US


Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Modern Digital Video Equipment requires much less light than video needed even five years ago.

You'd be surprised how little light professional videographers use these days . . .

KM

+1

they may work quite nicely and just use your knowledge of lighting to light it. wysiwyg

Apr 19 13 06:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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R Bruce Duncan
Posts: 434
Santa Barbara, California, US


If you're interested in video, check out Vitaliy's personal-view forum.

RBD
Apr 19 13 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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bmiSTUDIO
Posts: 1,733
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


John Allan wrote:
I'm thinking about shooting some beauty video on my D800.

I'm trying to learn why I wouldn't just use my Profoto D4's modeling lights on full, rather than purchasing specialty video lighting?

The modeling lights on full, are absolutely blinding, (it's a 2400 pack). They're like a noonday sun for crying out loud.

Typically, video requires bright lighting. Most key lights for video will be 650 watts or greater. Modeling lights are not nearly as bright as that. I have been a broadcast photojournalist for 30 years. Too many people think they can be videographers without any training or knowledge of the craft. Kinda like digital still photography.

Apr 19 13 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Love the Arts
Posts: 719
Chicago, Illinois, US


R Michael Walker wrote:
I've used Home Depot Worklights. Spray them black with engine paint and they stuff nicely into small spaces. I LOVE shiny boards for outside.

Kelsey Wynns has a short glamor video done with a Nikon D7000 and Home Depot work lights. I think that it was a well done low cost glamor video solution. Sample link below.

(He posts this video periodically and the link is viewable as of 4-21-2013)

http://vimeo.com/18419717

I hope that you have a successful glamor video shoot with your D800 and that you post a thread on MM.  I have seen tons of Canon fashion/glam videos posted but not many fashion/glam videos produced with Nikon D7000, D600 or D800 cameras.

Apr 21 13 02:09 am  Link  Quote 
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R Bruce Duncan
Posts: 434
Santa Barbara, California, US


Well, yes-

If you shoot at 1/50th with a fast prime, you can get away with window light, like I did with this one.

18+

http://vimeo.com/54267891

RBD

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Apr 22 13 09:56 am  Link  Quote 
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Tom Nguyen Studio
Posts: 413
Shakopee, Minnesota, US


I'm starting to develop interest into video myself; I've always wondered, why are LED lights so popular, yet most of the ones I've seen for video are really small.  Unless I'm missing something, I would think that it'd be hard to get a nice, broad, soft light with them...?  Of course, I'm sure one could buy really big one$, if you get my drift.

Wouldn't a Westcott Spiderlite be sufficient light source for video?  Or no...?
Apr 22 13 04:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Steven Velasquez
Posts: 22
Corona, New York, US


I've shot scenes for music videos using Alien Bees modeling lights (150 Watts). It's a bit on the dim side but depending on the look you're going for it might work for you.

More importantly, if you're shooting 24 Frames, keep your shutter speed at 1/50, ISO will probably be around 640, 800 or 1250 (Absolute max with some noise). And keep your aperture as wide as possible without struggling to  get decent focus (2.2 and up maybe?).


BTW this is my first post tongue
Apr 24 13 08:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Steven Velasquez
Posts: 22
Corona, New York, US


Photo Samurai wrote:
I'm starting to develop interest into video myself; I've always wondered, why are LED lights so popular, yet most of the ones I've seen for video are really small.  Unless I'm missing something, I would think that it'd be hard to get a nice, broad, soft light with them...?  Of course, I'm sure one could buy really big one$, if you get my drift.

Wouldn't a Westcott Spiderlite be sufficient light source for video?  Or no...?

LED's are very light, portable, no heat what so ever and can cast a very even and soft light if used correctly.

Apr 24 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Light and Lens Studio
Posts: 1,297
Sisters, Oregon, US


Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
Modern Digital Video Equipment requires much less light than video needed even five years ago.

You'd be surprised how little light professional videographers use these days . . .

KM

This.

The OP's mentioned cam is particularly good at capturing great images at high ISO without a lot of noise.

Shoot some test clips.  It basically costs you only your time and effort and a few kilowatts.  If it works, it works.  If it doesn't you can move on to other lighting sources.

I have gotten some great video footage using the light from the 250W photofloods in my WhiteLightning strobes -even with such restrictive mods as a 10º gridspot.

Apr 24 13 08:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Tim Roper
Posts: 146
Palo Alto, California, US


Elinchrom even advertises the Ranger Quadra LED modelling light as being great for video.  And I think Profoto does the same for the D1s (don't think those are LED though).  Never tried either, but I always thought it made sense if you don't need a lot of light.
Apr 26 13 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Joe Branske
Posts: 411
Chicago, Illinois, US


I think for starters your Pro photo gear will work but as your need to create more mood
I think adding  a few 1000 watt broad lights or Mole Solar Spots would be nice.

Also I am seeing people do really cool stuff with compact daylight florescents.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzIP_TN75A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3JKs3xvaok
May 08 13 10:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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MZ PhotoFilm
Posts: 202
Jacksonville, Florida, US


as long as they are continuous lights then you can shoot video with them, if the light source is too powerful then soft the lights or move em back or change the camera settings... same as photography but now everything is moving so you have a lot more to worry about
May 11 13 07:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Andrew Thomas Evans
Posts: 24,078
Toulon, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France


John Allan wrote:
I'm thinking about shooting some beauty video on my D800.

I'm trying to learn why I wouldn't just use my Profoto D4's modeling lights on full, rather than purchasing specialty video lighting?

The modeling lights on full, are absolutely blinding, (it's a 2400 pack). They're like a noonday sun for crying out loud.

Worth a try sometime for a test shoot and see if it works or not.





Andrew Thomas Evans
www.andrewthomasevans.com

May 11 13 09:07 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,426
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I've been using this 3 x 1500watt softbox kit 4500w total) for a while now and love it. Cheap and loads of power.

http://www.amazon.com/ePhoto-Photograph … B005NJIWYY
May 11 13 11:17 am  Link  Quote 
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nwprophoto
Posts: 13,911
Kalibo, Western Visayas, Philippines


-JAY- wrote:
I've been using this 3 x 1500watt softbox kit 4500w total) for a while now and love it. Cheap and loads of power.

http://www.amazon.com/ePhoto-Photograph … B005NJIWYY

If you don't mind the low CRI and green spike in the CF bulbs I guess.

May 11 13 04:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Paul Tirado Photography
Posts: 4,227
New York, New York, US


-JAY- wrote:
I've been using this 3 x 1500watt softbox kit 4500w total) for a while now and love it. Cheap and loads of power.

http://www.amazon.com/ePhoto-Photograph … B005NJIWYY

Yeah I got the same kit. Got two of them actually. A bit of a chore to assemble and then break down.

Setting up four of them on all side and shooting through the middle gives you a nice headshot/beauty setup.  Three on each side can give you a nice video setup.

The bottom shot of triptych was with the four light setup.  There is a strobe behind the background to light that up a bit but without it, the background would just be a light gray.  A bonus with this lighting is the way the light fills every pore, retouching is at a minimum.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130411/18/5167638e8b226_m.jpg

May 12 13 10:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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