May 11th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Can some please identify the light in the attached picture. I need to do a quick indoor interview, i need to buy three of them with the carrying case.
I do have soft box lights but they are a pain to assemble and re-assemble.
May 11th, 2009, 02:32 PM
It looks like a Lowel ViP Pro-light, I use one as an interview fill/back light. Focus-able with barn doors for clipping gels to etc.
May 11th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Yep, that's what it is. They only hold about a 200 watt lamp so don't put out much by the time you diffuse it. Nice for a backlight, though, or a little fill when diffused.
Jack D. Hubbard
May 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
It does seem to be a Lowel pro light. Actually, you can bulb them up to 250w and they work very well with a number of HDV cameras. I use them as key, fill and to light backgrounds with great success.
May 12th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Yep, it's a Lowel ViP Pro -
and, believe it or not, outfitted with a 250W bulb,
I often use it as my one and only light for indoor interviews
(since I usually like a bit of "dramatic" effect).
Its focusable & has extremely flexible barndoors
that allow you to really focus the light on a very limited area.
Here's an example (sorry: it's in Italian - but that doesn't affect the light :-),
for I usually do stuff for the Italian-speaking branch of Swiss Public Broadcasting):
RSI - FalÚ (http://la1.rsi.ch/falo/welcome.cfm?idg=0&ids=890&idc=38108)
(click on "Guarda il video - ADSL", at the bottom;
NOT a great encoding, though...)
Great, very flexible & very cheap light - if you ask me...