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Colour Output

Light Output

Hardware Specifications

Troubleshooting

 

Tech Specs - Light Output

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A camera shooting at 800 ASA with a shutter of a 1/50 th of a second exposure will need the following illumination to produce a correct exposure.

T1.4
T2
T2.8
T4
T5.6
30
60
125
250
500

A correct exposure in this case means all the tones of grey and colour are correctly reproduced over the whole area of the frame.

In cinema lighting this is just a concept, a lot of the time as in drama and documentary, filming some areas are under exposed and others over exposed for dramatic effect.

The exposure is the result of the sum of the light from the different lights used in lighting. The key light which is the light lighting the subject with direction giving the subject shape and texture, Fill light, filling the shadows created by the key and other lights, Back lights and back ground lights. All the light output from these lamps goes towards the exposure value.

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Light output in LUX

1 panel 48 LEDs
2 panels 96 LEDs
4 panels 192 LEDs
8 panels 384 LEDs
1 metre
40
81
157
300
2 metres
11
22
42
80
3 metres
5
11
20
39

The understand the date above imagine two Softy Lites used as a KEY and FILL light at 2 metres. Each light would produce 80 Lux so it would produce KEY plus FILL 80 + 80 = 160 Lux

The switching increases the light in stops as can been seen in the figures above and below, The light level is lowered as a snoot or eggcrate is added.

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Softy lite with snoot

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Light output in LUX

1 panel 48 LEDs
2 panels 96 LEDs
4 panels 192 LEDs
8 panels 384 LEDs
1 metre
41
81
156
297
2 metres
11
20
40
70
3 metres
5
9
19
37

 

Softy lite with snoot and eggcrate

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Light output in LUX

1 panel 48 LEDs
2 panels 96 LEDs
4 panels 192 LEDs
8 panels 384 LEDs
1 metre
41
75
133
245
2 metres
11
19
37
70
3 metres
4
8
13
30

 

Ligt distribution chart for Softy Lite

In the chart below you can see how Softy Lite without any light control gives a broad flat illumination, then as the snoot is fitted Softy Lite lights a narrower area, and then with the eggcrate in the snoot light can be shone on just the area required.

light distribution softy lite for digital video cameras

 

Switch panels on Softy Lite

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Also possible to get any number of LED panels to light up by different combinations of the four switches

Switch 1
Switch 2
Switch 3
Switch 4
LED Panels
Light in Lux 1 metre
Light in Lux 2 metres
Light in Lux 3 metres
ON
1
43
12
5
ON
ON
2
86
23
11
ON
ON
3
130
32
16
ON
ON
ON
4
171
43
22
ON
ON
5
212
52
27
ON
ON
6
253
61
32
ON
ON
ON
7
293
71
37
ON
ON
ON
ON
8
331
80
41

 

 
 
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