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Charlie Collias March 6th, 2006 07:54 PM

Hi Jack,

You certainly can use a 4 pin XLR adapter. We will also have adapter cables available. Along with an AC power supply, our light will be packaged with an Anton Bauer PowerTap cable and if you have an adapter that can get you to an NRG belt, that's great. If not, we will have them.

Ballpark price is anywhere from $700-$1000. There are many factors to consider when setting a price and its not an easy process. We believe that when you compare the features our light has and the time it will save you on a shoot, it will be priced accordingly. If you will be in Las Vegas, Jack, please stop by. Thanks very much.

Jack D. Hubbard March 6th, 2006 08:03 PM

Vegas
 
Very helpful, thanks Charlie. See you in Vegas.

Jack

Andrew Dean March 14th, 2006 07:12 AM

how bright is that?
 
I was just looking for a battery powered LED lighting solution and came across this thread. i had a 200 watt lamp with a fairly dark gel in it that needed more punch lately, so i had to throw it onto a 350 watt lamp. Since the LED would be emitting the color, it probably doesnt lose as much light as my stand lights with gels in front of them... but even still, is 25 watts... 25 watts? So the 200 i thought was too dim might be 4 times brighter than one of these? The fact that they can emit a rich color would make them more like what... a 50 watt light?

I can see where it could be useful, but i cant tell whether a little led light can actually take the place of incandescent gear or not. I guess thats why most of them have hot shoe mounts.

Still, its an exciting product. I look forward to seeing some videos of the zylite in action.

cheers,

-andrew

Charlie Collias March 16th, 2006 08:31 PM

Hi Andrew,

Our light is NOT meant to replace any incandescent light you may have but to supplement them. Tuck it into your existing kit and use it when you need a soft, fast and wide color or white light. It's just another creative tool to have.

We would like you to put this light on a stand, a suction mount, a mafer clamp, scissor clamp, etc...and get it off the camera. The fact that our light offers colors opens up a world of possibilities on how and which situation to use it.

Put it on top of your camera, switch it over to "white" mode for interviews. But if you need a colored slash, an accent, a highlight with some color, product shot with a rim of blue, just push the knob and a world of color is at your control.

Please check out this picture on our website:

http://www.zylight.com/images/gallery/wallwash1.jpg

The DP's Arri 150 was going to be used on the background with a colored gel. While he was putting it on a stand, it fell. Lamp broke without a spare. He threw the Z50 on a pigeon stand, dialed in some color he couldnt get with any gel he ever saw, and away they went. The light throws pretty far and with a set of barn doors on the front, its very controlable.

Thanks.

Marius Luessi April 11th, 2006 06:54 AM

Vidled
 
Well, we're still proud of our lights, in that they are still VERY economical ($210 - $400); so much so, that we have a hard time keeping stock (back in stock this week though).

Also, ever wonder how robust these DIY and "other" lights are?

Here's a little test we did this week (note that this test VIDLED light is throttled back in output, and has been abused in the past already. Once we have a good stock again, we'll redo the test with a more recent version):

http://vidled.com/destruction3.mov

Steve Roark April 11th, 2006 08:39 AM

Marius, nice demonstration...I've worked with people like that :)

That's probably the most convincing argument yet for switching from tungsten bulbs.

Fredrik-Larsson April 13th, 2006 01:46 AM

Vidled tests
 
Is anyone using Vidled and can give their opinion? What's good/bad?

I also would like to see some pictures/tests where the location hasn't got bright walls. I need to shoot a campfire and a dark forest so anything similar would be nice.

Eric Pontbriand May 10th, 2006 09:49 PM

vidled
 
The vidled project looks cool, but the sealed unit battery isn't replacable and is expected to only last 500 charges. 1.5 hrs is not a lot of time. Isn't it possible to just run something that low voltage right off the hotshoe somehow?

Fredrik-Larsson May 11th, 2006 03:26 AM

well the battery is seperate from the led so you can use any other powersource than theirs as long as it fulfil the volt/watt-range they support.

However I would like to find some kind of review before I order...

Eric Pontbriand May 11th, 2006 04:38 AM

Review
 
I agree. The video on their site is shot in some room under construction, how about actual production with talent???

Also, how is color temp affected with this light as power winds down on the battery? How will color temp be affected when you dim down?

Whit Wales May 29th, 2006 12:23 PM

VidLed Experience
 
Just purchased and received a VidLed Deluxe. This is the unit with the built in lithium battery. I chose to have the unit painted black. I am very pleased with it thus far and it has performed very well in the field.

There are a number of reasons why I chose the VidLed:

1. It's lighter, less bulky than similar options. It's also less expensive.
2. I plan on using this as a specialized light and won't need more than 90 minutes a charge; most of all, I donít want the extra weight or any wires.
3. The spread of light is very wide and even; the temperature does not appear to change while dimming.
4. 500 plus charges of the built in battery will last me a good long time. Even if I am using it every 3 or 4 days, that's five years of light. I'm going to guess that, by 2011, there will be an even more compelling light choice to place on whatever camera I am using at that time.
5. I have been exceedingly impressed with every aspect of VidLed sales and support.

Best to all,

Whit Wales

Leo Wauters July 5th, 2006 02:29 AM

Hi, any more up-to-date news about LED lights?
Besides Whit, do others have experience with Vidled?

Fredrik-Larsson July 5th, 2006 03:10 PM

You can view a short short I made at

http://www.apollologic.com/movies/007/

The coolest thing was that it was completely dark and I got pretty good light. Like you I also have seen very little info about them except for this thread and some at dvxuser. But I am happy with mine and hope to do alot more projects where I need them.

What do you need yours for and what concerns do you have?

Brian J. Harris July 5th, 2006 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fredrik-Larsson
You can view a short short I made at

http://www.apollologic.com/movies/007/

The coolest thing was that it was completely dark and I got pretty good light. Like you I also have seen very little info about them except for this thread and some at dvxuser. But I am happy with mine and hope to do alot more projects where I need them.

What do you need yours for and what concerns do you have?


Hello Fredrik,

Do you mind sharing how far away from the tent was the light? Any information will be appreciated.

Fredrik-Larsson July 6th, 2006 01:38 AM

I don't recall but I think 2 or 3 meter from the tent. I had an wideangle lense on as well. The light about the same distance and I only changed it for the cut where the axe is "flying" through the air to get a more detailed look of the axe.


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