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Lighting And Video Quality
Kyle Logue
Feb 9 2008, 12:58 AM
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My background is heavy into web development(I own my on company) and video production(I worked in a video studio for 2 years) and i noticed that a lot of people have problems with lighting.

If you're looking for something simple to make your lessons look more professional(with lighting), do a quick study on 3-point lighting.

Here's a good tutorial

or you can do a google search on "3 point lighting"

lol...by the way... i don't do this currently, but plan to in the future.

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*check out this lighting topic as well

*codec topic

*which camera are you using topic.

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Bogdan Radovic
Feb 9 2008, 01:01 AM
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Or just buy a massive 500w halogen lamp! wink.gif heheheh
Just kidding! laugh.gif

This is a great topic and I will study it...Currently I'm into making the chroma key able background wink.gif

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Kyle Logue
Feb 9 2008, 01:03 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Feb 8 2008, 06:01 PM) *
Or just buy a massive 500w halogen lamp! wink.gif heheheh
Just kidding! laugh.gif

This is a great topic and I will study it...Currently I'm into making the chroma key able background wink.gif

lol...we're talking about a professional setup...not a tanning salon tongue.gif

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Bogdan Radovic
Feb 9 2008, 01:09 AM
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Back to topic : what light source do you use for lessons ?
I would like to buy some professional lights for indoor use in the future..Don't have a wide choice here in my country though..

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Pavel
Feb 9 2008, 01:13 AM
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That setup in the tutorial is REALLY HARD to achieve in home conditions. I have 3 floodlights - 100W each and considering my room is 6.5 square meters big i don't have the space to achieve maximum conditions. Experimenting a lot i came to a conclusion that 2 lights are just enough. You can see the example of 2 lights setup here: http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-gui...rock-trip-solo/

No daylight used at all. Shadows are really hard to avoid but with my current setup i think i made it to minimum and it looks really crisp and clean so i like it like it is smile.gif

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Kyle Logue
Feb 9 2008, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Feb 8 2008, 06:09 PM) *
Back to topic : what light source do you use for lessons ?
I would like to buy some professional lights for indoor use in the future..Don't have a wide choice here in my country though..

right now i'm using lamps...but i'll soon have pro lights.

If you've got the money this is a great light package!
$395

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Pavel
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QUOTE (Kyle Logue @ Feb 9 2008, 01:13 AM) *
right now i'm using lamps...but i'll soon have pro lights.

If you've got the money this is a great light package!


That's a nice kit BUT requires a lot of space to arrange smile.gif Also 1050Watts is a bit too much for home budget wink.gif

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Kyle Logue
Feb 9 2008, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Feb 8 2008, 06:15 PM) *
That's a nice kit BUT requires a lot of space to arrange smile.gif Also 1050Watts is a bit too much for home budget wink.gif


i agree, but if you're recording for short periods of time and have the space and $400...it's worth it.

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Pavel
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QUOTE (Kyle Logue @ Feb 9 2008, 01:16 AM) *
i agree, but if you're recording for short periods of time and have the space and $400...it's worth it.


Yeah definitely! I wish i had a room just for the recording work - so i can have all my guitar stuff, PC and gear in without having to climb over tons of cables and stands biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
Feb 9 2008, 01:09 PM
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I have one 500W and that is good enough for my lessons. They come out quite nicely. THe amount of lights that you need depends on the size of the room also. The bigger the room, the more light you need. But no matter how big the room is, more than 2x450W halogens is just too much. They will lid up the room quite nicely and then some.

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David Wallimann
Feb 9 2008, 02:53 PM
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Excellent topic, thanks for the help Kyle!
I read of the 3 point lighting before, but it's true that it requires a lot of space...
But maybe it's worth it!

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Juan M. Valero
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yeah, excellent topic, now I'm using 2 light (plus the light of my room or sun light tongue.gif) but next mont I will have another light so I could try this 3-point lighting wink.gif

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Kristofer Dahl
Feb 9 2008, 07:52 PM
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Very nice advice here - thanks alot Kyle! biggrin.gif

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Hisham Al-Sanea
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nice topic Kyle .

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QUOTE (Wallimann @ Feb 9 2008, 02:53 PM) *
Excellent topic, thanks for the help Kyle!
I read of the 3 point lighting before, but it's true that it requires a lot of space...
But maybe it's worth it!


I use 3 lamps as well David,pretty close to me,about 1 meter,different angles to kill shadows.
Smaller table lamps,smaller wattage,need to be closer but not that hot as those huge 500watts.

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Dejan Farkas
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Thanks for the tips Kyle smile.gif

I have three 75W bulbs on ceiling, and one 150W bulb just above and behind the camera, used to have a spot-light as well but then it was too bright.

I was thinking of getting reflective umbrellas, does anyone has any experience with them? smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
Feb 10 2008, 05:54 PM
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I was thinking to get something similar myself, like difusor or something. I think the shadows problem will be greatly overcomed by that.

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Muris Varajic
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I believe avoiding shadows is easiest by using few lights,different angles.
Difusor/blend is great too,worth of trying. smile.gif

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Bogdan Radovic
Feb 11 2008, 01:32 AM
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I'm using two lights..One is a halogen 500w reflector..It emits white light..And I have on the camera Sony HVL-20DW2 video light. Looks like this :

Its working nicely for me with proper cam setup...

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Sorry if I asked before,
what camera do you have Bogdan?

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