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Snapped this photo earlier today. A couple of awesome new monitor products from F&V shipped over and I can't wait to start shooting with.

I saw these Metica and SpectraHD EVF Monitor products earlier at the NAB show. The all metal casing just feels incredibly high quality, but still extremely lightweight. The Metica 7" Monitor is available in a few different models starting at just $399 (found here).

Some of the software features you'll find in each monitor are Software Features Include: Histogram, Vectorscope, False Color, Zebra Pattern, Focus Peaking, Frame Guides & Safety Area, Overscan & Pixel to Pixel, DSLR Scale, H/V Image Flip, Image Freeze, Image Zoom, Audio Columns, Timecode, and more! Here's a quick video overview from the F&V Website.

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The SpectraHD 4 is a small 4" high res monitor that can convert signals and is available with a Loupe attachment making it a true EVF solution.
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Known primarily for their affordable quality lighting solutions, F&V extends their product line with a new high resolution 4.3" inch EVF LCD monitor.

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The Spectra HD4 EVF carries a 1280x720 HD display with a 900:1 contrast ratio. Software overlays include Histogram, waveform, vector scope, peaking, false color, adjustable frame guides, etc.

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Additionally the small unit offers both HDMI + SDI Input, HDMI loop through, SDI Loop through, and HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI Conversions. There is also a Tally light above the unit when working with multi-cameras. The unit shown was still a prototype and the loupe will most likely see a redesign. To stay informed about the new Spectra HD4, check out the website at FVLighting.com (here).

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Here's an overview of the new F&V K4000 LED Studio Light Panels along with a few samples at the end showing how it compares to a common ARRI 650W Fresnel. The unique offset filter mount on the K4000s allow better diffusion and eliminates multi-shadow issues that are common with LED lights.

(above) Offset Milk Diffusion Filter

Description: A lightweight and portable studio solution, integrating our newest technology in synchronous lighting, expandability, and power LEDs. The perfect mobile studio lighting solution. Available in daylight and bi-color models. The new K4000 Daylight Studio Panel light sports 400 pure color power LEDs, offering 2860 Lux @ 1 meter in a self-contained 1'x1' unit. Carefully selected LEDs are put through multiple tests and evaluations to ensure perfect color balance and diode matching. This offers an absolute pure color consistency between LEDs, and a clean daylight calibrated color (5600K).

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The K4000 LED panels are also available in Bi-Color for adjustable color temperature from 3200K-5600K. Individually these lights are more expensive than the common 600, 900, or 1200 LED panels but the 3 Piece Studio Kit (found here) that includes a nice travel bag brings them down to about $330/each. Additional Specs, Highlights, and Package Contents for the K4000 LED Video lights can be found at https://fvlighting.com (click here to visit)

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The new F&V R-300 LED Ring Light is a very capable light to be used both on or off camera. I've performed some basic comparisons of output and spread versus much more expensive and larger panels (seen here).

This time, it's a test on what it looks like with skin tones. In the beginning of this video, only the R-300 LED Ring Lights were used and the cameras were locked in at a manual 5600K. The image may be slightly warm, but it's an example of what it can look like when locked in with the 5600K setting.

The comparison to the popular 600 Led Video Light shows that it does not carry the same slightly green cast which is common for inexpensive LED lights. The single light test shows how broad it can diffuse lighting. Keep in mind that neither lights were set to 'full power' during these examples.

Without a trained eye, there may not be a significant difference in the video, but the true benefit of course is the cheaper price of the R-300, smaller and lighter form factor, and the ability to power with inexpensive Sony NPF batteries (instead of expensive V-mount). This is a highly recommended set of lights for lightweight travelers. You can find the R-300 LED Ring lights via F&V product page (Click Here).

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Ok never mind. I was going to break out into a holiday song, but actually I gave myself this little present, or two, or three. Seen in the image below is the latest LED Ring Lights on the market from F&V along with three optional super soft white 'milk diffusion filters'.


Online they are listed as the R-300 but the box shows HDR-300, all the same stuff. I've just unboxed the gear, and i'm working on a quick video as we speak type blog.. More information about these new lights can be found at the previous article here: http://cheesycam.com/3-amazing-new-affordable-led-lights-available-to-ship/

[Update] Quick unboxing and overview video below.

The R-300 LED Ring light can be found at the product page (Click Here)

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The optional Milk Diffusion Filter will run you an additional $25 bucks (click here), but some lucky pre-orders will be receiving it for free. You can find the Milk Diffusion filter (here).
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If you're shooting with DSLR Video, you've probably heard about the Z96 LED video light. F&V is the company behind the popular light and one exciting product that will be available is the new R-300 LED Video Ring Light. We got a chance to see these up close at the PhotoPlus Expo, and these are excellent quality lights coming in at an excellent price.

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Product description states that the R-300 LED Light features 300 daylight-balanced LEDs which produce 1950 Lux @ 1-meter. An onboard dimmer offers seamless power variation from 0-100%. It has two power options: a Sony NP-F Battery Plate and a DCɸ2.5 jack.
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As stated in the video the light is brighter than Litepanel's $1800 dollar 1x1. Starting at $199 dollars, this will be a great light to be used both ON or Off camera and all powered by inexpensive Sony Batteries (instead of V-Mount). The new R-300 will be available to mount using a basic L-Bracket, or to a set of 15mm Rails. You can find more information about the new R-300 LED Video Light following the link to the product page (Click Here).

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