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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.


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Old December 27th, 2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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I shoot a lot of footage in my home I would like to get some ideas as to lighting. What type of light is best? Incadessent, Halogen ect. I do have one of those little 20w sony lights that fit on the shoe but it is only good for close ups. I want to have the right color lights. I also would like enough for the whole room.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #2
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I have purchased a Bescor on camera light and battery pack for my Hvr-A1u its 50w with battery pack and 100w bulb can be used with and electrical outlet.


Also take a look at the Smith-Victor Tungsten Lighting.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
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Old December 28th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Brian. I wonder if the 50/100w on board light would be too bright for comfort. I shoot my kids mostly, squinting eyes are bad. Do you have a problem with that? I do like the kit you mention. It seems like what I need for my basement. I could also use it in the living room without too much trouble. Is tungsten the best color for indoor shooting? Lighting is new to me but I see the importance of it as I shoot more and more indoor footage. The outdoor stuff is breathtaking...the indoor needs some tweeking to get the results I was wanting and think the A1 should deliver. Have you heard anything about the LED light pannels?
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Old December 28th, 2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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I used Smith-victor 250 watt with 10" diffusion filter to take footage of my kids on Christmas without any squinting. I use the on camera 50 watt light for wedding receptions and night time close up shots.

I have also including a lighting placement guide link.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

http://www.smithvictor.com/reference...Lighting+Guide
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Old December 28th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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links on lighting

http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/TechHelp/Vide..._lighting.html

http://www.exposure.co.uk/eejit/light/
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Old December 29th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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I had purchased a Lowel lighting kit GO95LBZ w/ 2 tota lights...but this is overkill and too bright except for a formal interview. Since I have always favored bounce flash for still work, you could aim almost any kind of flood or even a couple of torchieres on the ceiling and get decent, non squinty light. Obviously this does not work for a high or dark beam ceiling. Bright ceilings were a problem with very wide still camera shots, but with 16:9 coverage, you get lots of width without lots of ceiling.
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