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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Best Strobe Light?!

Shooting a rockumentary -- need to get the *best* strobe light (perhaps 2) for a 20 by 20 stage of a guitarist playing in real time to be shot on the HVX with some overcranking here and there.

I am looking to rent, or buy perhaps, the best Strobe light that packs a punch -- perhaps 2 of them and trying to figure out what are the best ones out there if anyone knows....?

I also got my hands on 2 Caluvet Swarm lights to highlight the band for another scene/same day shoot and am open to hearing thoughts about other cool lighting options/rigs (and cheap;) to achieve something striking, simple, yet stark a la Sigur Ros/Radiohead-sih live shows...

Ideas anyone?
Thanks so much in advance!
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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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TO be honest, The best strobe light for you buck is the American DJ Mega Flash DMX strobe light. It can be controlled with a dmx controller to adjust brightness and strobe rate. It is a blinding 800 watt strobe so it's plenty powerful.

American DJ Mega Flash DMX 800-watt Strobe Light

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Old June 12th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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cool

thanks for the tip!

any other ideas out there?
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Old June 14th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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This option is about twice that powerful, still runs off 110v and you can use a standard 1/4" audio patch cable to connect and sync multiple units.

Strobe Lights

Make sure you post clear notices about high-power strobes in use, so that anyone with neurological disorders that might be triggered by strobes is properly fore-warned.

Good luck with your search.
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