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Sony HVR-V1 / HDR-FX7
Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old September 25th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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V1U HVL VideoLight accessory.

Hey all,

I'm just wondering if I should be adding this to my shopping list as well... what types of circumstances would this light be useful for? I know you couldn't light a room with it, or get much out of it if you're videotaping a concert... so is this light only really good for close-ups? Is it any better than say a consumer video-light that mounts on top of handycams? I'm sure it is, but how so? Better range?
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Old September 25th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Looks similar to the LitePanels. I would be interested as well if the price isn't too steep.
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Old September 25th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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One of the advantages is that it takes the same batteries your camera uses, and they also fit the Z1, FX1, VX-2100 and PD-170. I've never compared lights like this - is that something you can get on other lights in this price range?
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Old September 25th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #4
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MSRP Price will be, in Europe, about 450Euros, available about Jan 2007.

Prices in Europe, as ever, are substantially inflated above what the price generally will be in the U.S., so draw your own estimate what the US price will be.

It will definitely be cheaper than Litepanels. Those are about 7-800USD for the cheapest model (by recollection).
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Old September 26th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #5
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Yeah, I thought those lights looked really handy- small size, runs on batteries you are already using, and don't need to be connected to the camera. someone could just hand hold it from the side, or tape it to a mic stand. I will probably get one. I had to do a close up interview wirh a lady last week- she wouldnt't remove her baseball cap, so I get shadow on her face. Could have eleminated it with that light.
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