Do you use a ring light for video or Zoom?

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Do you use a ring light for video or Zoom?

Post by funsongs » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:01 pm

If so - got a brand name or favorite recommendation?
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Re: Do you use a ring light for video or Zoom?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:46 am

Yes, I just picked one up off Amazon made by Elegiant..cheap and pretty good

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Post by superblonde » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:53 pm

No. Generic lamp fixture for lightbulbs with clip-on base and 60W full spectrum LED bulb and diffuser made from laser printer paper.
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Re: Do you use a ring light for video or Zoom?

Post by gitanosoy » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:07 pm

It depends what you want to shoot. If you are just making video clip for IG or FB with you phone sure a ring light is good. If you are shooting with a DSLR camera in manual setting (RAW) and want to get a warm film look and make a video then the bigger lights with the umbrella are way better specially when you go to edit in an app of your choice. You have more control over the color settings.

Tried a lot of different lights from home depot clip on light to many others and settled on the big lights with the stands, 1 is good preferably 2 .

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Post by funsongs » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:55 pm

Thanks, all - for the suggestions. You might've guessed my post was a follow-up to ML's demonstration on last night's/Tuesday TAXI QHH/TV.
Given my limited need and use (just home Zoom calls) - I'll likely go with Mark's recommendation.

FYI: My set-up is a cheap-but-adequate clip-on MACALLY camera; and I run the audio with the Scarlett 2i2 'bundle', which includes the mic for voice.

For play-along meetings, I've got the Gauge ECM (which I got at the TAXI RR/discounted price) - set up for acoustic instruments;
and the JBL 305 monitors for sound - all through a MAC mini & 19" cinematic monitor/screen; 'old-fashioned' desktop.

Cheers.
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