NAB 2012: Light Yourself with ViewMe Lights from Videssence
Using webcams or recording from the desk are rarely our preferred locations for shoots, but a big part of that is not having great lighting at our disposal. Videssence must have come up to this instance as well and so they developed the ViewMe S and ViewMe B/B2 lighting...
NAB 2012: Two Little LED Lights by F&V Light
There's no doubt that having the right lighting makes for better video, but attaining that is the real trick. F&V Light has two LED video lights - Z180 and Z180S - both will add versatility and light to add to your productions. First we look at the Z180, it is...
NAB 2012: Frezzi Offers an Early Hylight
The HyLight is an LED compact studio light that is prepped for travel and convenience. Frezzi knows that HMI lighting gets hot and hard to use, so as an alternative, the HyLight will be shown at NAB Show 2012. The full dimming ability in the HyLight is always a...
Sony Releases LED Video Light for Its Camcorders
In one of the more interesting product moves, Sony announced that they'll be selling an LED video light that runs off of AA batteries or Sony V or M series batteries. The fact that it can run off of their V batteries means that this light should be able...
Kino Flo BarFly 400 & BarFly 200 Kits  Reviewed
In this review we take a look at the Kino Flo BarFly fluorescent fixture in two different kits: the 400 and the 200. They use the same technology throughout both models, the difference is that the 400 runs four lamps and the 200 runs two lamps. These lights are...
Switronix Torch LED TL-50 Review
Light Up Video production is growing into a more obtainable pastime by the day, with easily-accessible how-tos online and affordable consumer-grade cameras flooding the market. Taking the next step with proper lighting, however, can be difficult, both due to cost and availability. Switronix has taken notice, creating its TL-50 TorchLED,...
Litepanels LP-1X1 Bi-Color LED Fixture Review
This Panel's No Lightweight The LP-1X1 Bi-Color LED fixture by Litepanels, Inc. is an amazingly versatile tool with features suitable to any user from beginner to professional - any user with a hefty lighting budget that is. While the price may appear to be a bit much, this piece of...
Litepanels Micro LED Light Review
Micro Illumination The main problem we have with on-camera lights is the same problem we have with on-camera microphones. By definition, they're almost always in the wrong place. In placing the light right over the lens, you end up with a straight-on, deer-in-the-headlights look that flatters no one. However,...
Varizoom VZ S2010 On-camera LED Light Review
New, high-efficiency LED lamp technologies have sparked innovations in mobile lighting for videographers on the go. Varizoom is one company that has just added a new on-camera light to its lineup, the VZ S2010 On-camera LED Light, which lists for $399. If you've been considering adding a fill or...
New Lowel Rifa eXchange light
New Rifa's Push & Twist Quick Exchange Lampheads Increase Options. Lowel, the Academy Award winning world leader in location lighting for film & video, introduces a revolutionary upgrade to their popular, 60 second setup, Rifa Softlight System. The new Lowel Rifa eXchange System (or Rifa eX for short) is...