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david braman
True tungsten for Kinos
on Sep 29, 2010 at 6:47:05 pm

I'm not happy with KinoFlo's tungsten tubes. Does anyone agree? And more importantly, does anyone have any gel correction that they use?

Thanks.


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Thomas Miller
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:16:02 am

I completely agree with you, David. The Kinos are great for Daylite balanced scenes, but I hate the color of the warm bulbs. If there is a gel for them, I'm not aware of it. Give me a good ol' tungsten for indoors any day!

Tom Miller
Big Pictures Media
Denver, Colorado

http://www.BigPicturesMedia.com


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Todd Gillespie
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
on Sep 30, 2010 at 4:01:32 pm

I was reminded when I bought a case of Kino bulbs, they do come in 2 indoor temps 2900 and 3200. You might want to see if the other temp is better for you.
When I want to make someone look good, I'll throw on a Lee cosmetic gel in front of the Kino's, but that's not a correction gel.

Good Luck,

Todd at UCSB
Television Production


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Justin Freeman
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
on Sep 30, 2010 at 9:22:31 pm

I just finished a film lighting class at Maine Media Workshops. Our instructor was Mo Flam, a gaffer of 30 years, who has lit films like "I Am Legend" and "All the Kings Men". He talked about correcting the color of various lights.

Todd is right about using the 2900K bulbs. They match tungsten. To correct the 3200K bulbs for tungsten, you need to use 1/4 CTO gel, which is #3409 Roscosun 1/4 CTO (color temperature orange). If you use a color temperature meter, you will see that tungsten is actually a bit warmer then 3200K.

Justin Freeman
Alaska State Troopers
Visual Information Specialist

Story Rock Media
Owner


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david braman
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:21:26 pm

Thanks to all. I went with 1/4 CTO...looked great. I'm back in love with Kinos


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Sam Prigg
Re: True tungsten for Kinos
on Oct 4, 2010 at 7:29:30 pm

We measured our 2900 tubes with a color temprature meter and found we needed to add 1/8 to 1/4 green to get it to specks. Otherwise, too red. Now it works perfect.


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