I have purchased a HMC-150 for my company about a year ago and am looking for a fairly inexpensive (Under $250) Video Light. Our company is not in the video business but we do like to videotape presentations (In a darkened room or auditorium) as well as Exhibits (In a darkened exhibit hall). We would like portability and low or no maintenance. It is hard to say how far we will be from the subject. We would like something fairly easy to use that doesn't require training since we are not video experts.
Anyone have any recommendations/suggestions ? I need to make a purchase today and would like to get some ideas as soon as possible.
Are there any LED lights that would work within my price range ? Are there any particular brands/models to look at.
Your budget is fairly low if you want to be able to achieve a simple balanced look. You don't have to go crazy with the budget, but $250 is skimpy. Checkout Alzo Video for high-quality lights with very reasonable pricing. There's a link to their video tutorials at the bottom of the page. It might help you form ideas of the number and kind of lights you'll need to get the job done. Last suggestion is to browse the Lighting Design Pros Forum on the COW.
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