I've been using a Kino Flo Diva to light interviews, but I sometimes need to light both sides, interviewer and interviewee. I've been using tungsten sources inside Chimeras, but for daylight situations, I would like to buy something in LED World that would be somewhat similar to the Diva.
Suggestions are welcome. First thought was Quasar Science-modified Kino's, but I'd like to go cheaper. Has anyone had luck with the Dracast 1000, with either a soft box or barndoor-mounted diffusion?
Not specifically, but I do like their products. Picked up one of their small LED panels when they were closing them out a few years back.
Here's a quick & dirty test by a friend of mine of one of their fresnel units:
A fraction of the cost of the ARRI L-7. Might give you more flexibilty. More punch that a panel; a harder fresnel when you need it; bounce it or go through a frame when you need to go softer. Nice dim range. Pretty even thoughout the spot/flood range. Very quiet.
The Diva equivs in the LED world are the Kino Celebs. Pretty nice but they're not cheap of course.
do you know these LED panels - http://www.velvetlight.tv - made by VELVETLight?
They are pretty awesome: different sizes, battery supplied, waterproof, ...
Perhaps you can find one that fits your needs.