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Dan Pavlik
Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?
on Sep 22, 2009 at 8:58:54 pm

Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?

I'm thinking of buying one: $365.00 for a 600w equivalent
Don't know much about them, and would like to know if they're worth it.

http://alzovideo.com/alzo_pan-l-lites_quad.htm

thanks,
Dan

Hi I'm Dan. My current project is a feature comedy entitle Nominated. You can learn about it at http://www.nominatedthemovie.com


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John Fishback
Re: Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?
on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:17:14 pm

I used a 4 tube version on a shoot last winter. We had no problems - footage looked great. Can't talk to color fidelity of the tubes. We simply white balanced. The unit is well-made - not flimsy. This was not a comprehensive test, just shot with it. It's definitely on my list for future purchase.

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Rick Wise
Re: Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?
on Sep 23, 2009 at 7:04:42 pm

These units will almost certainly have a green spike. If they are the only source of light, then manual white balance will take care of that problem. Otherwise, if they are used with daylight (and bulbed to daylight) and/or tungsten units (and bulbed to tungsten,) it will probably be a good idea to add 1/8 or 1/4 or more minus green. Otherwise, areas covered by these units will have a green cast while the rest of the scene looks normal. Or, if you manually white balance to an area lit only by these units, the rest of the scene will look majenta. Trying to selectively clean that difference up in post will be a nightmare.

Rick Wise
director of photography
San Francisco Bay Area
and part-time instructor lighting and camera
grad school, SF Academy of Art University/Film and Video
http://www.RickWiseDP.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/rwise
email: Rick@RickWiseDP.com


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Vince Becquiot
Re: Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?
on Sep 25, 2009 at 4:32:59 pm

There is no dimming option. We also noticed a flicker on a couple of units borrowed from a friend of mine on lower shutter speeds. Not sure if it was power related, but certainly something to worry about.

The reflectors were also a bit funky, not casting a completely even light. That could be corrected with diffusion, but not a good thing for lighting a green screen for example.

Definitely much greener and heavier then the Divas as well.

Basically, I can tell you that we tried about 4 different knock off brands and I would never look back from the Divas as far as fluorescent goes.

In the end, tungsten still holds its ground however...

Kind of like plasma vs LCD: warmer, more power, heavier, but still a better picture.

Vince Becquiot

Kaptis Studios
San Francisco - Bay Area


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Dan Pavlik
Re: Anyone used an Alzo Quad (Kino Flo Diva knock-off) Light?
on Sep 25, 2009 at 7:14:34 pm

thanks to all of you for the input! I appreciate it.

Hi I'm Dan. My current project is a feature comedy entitle Nominated. You can learn about it at http://www.nominatedthemovie.com


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