bitLighter 2 Review: Flashlight/Torch for Video and Photo

How can you make higher contrast, more dramatic lighting for your video and photo projects? Hard light! In this episode, we demonstrate a few different dramatic lighting setups with the bitLighter 2, a very small, hard light designed for video and photography. It is super portable and renders colors well.

If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses at including processing dialogue audio, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F8 and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.

Links to gear used in this video:
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bitLighter 2 – LED Flashlight/Torch for Video and Photography

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Aputure COB120t – Key light for the talking head portions of this video

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B&H:

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Aputure Light Dome II – Newer version of the big soft box with faster setup and gel holder

B&H:

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Lupo Superpanel Full Color 30 – RGB 1×1 panel light for the funky background colors

B&H:

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LED GO E268C Bi-color Edge-lit LED Pad – super thin and light, making it a great soft light source for tight spaces

Vistek Canada (also ship to USA):

Holdan UK:

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Sound Devices 633 Audio Recorder/Mixer

DVeStore:

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Sennheiser MKH 8050 – This is the boom mic used to record this episode

Amazon:

B&H:

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Panasonic GH5 Camera – Used for all of the product shots

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Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens – this is the the lens I use more than any other on the GH5s

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Copyright 2018 by Curtis Judd

Music Copyright 2018 by Cary Judd. Used with permission.

Ethics statement: Some of the links above are Amazon.com or B&H Photo affiliate links which means that if you click on them and buy, I get a small commission. You don’t pay more by clicking these links than if you just went to the retailer’s web site on your own. I use the proceeds to buy additional gear to review and help you improve your sound, lighting, and video. Thanks for your support!

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