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Meaning of the delivery status
The item is in stock and can be shipped at short notice.
The item is also in stock in our shop in Düsseldorf.
At the outside warehouse. Delivery time 4-6 working days after receipt of payment
The item is not in stock in our inhouse warehouse and will be ordered from the external warehouse/manufacturer or disributor after you have placed an order. The expected delivery time is 4-6 working days.
Item has been ordered
The item has already been ordered from the manufacturer or distributor. The delivery time is usually between 1 week and 2 months. As soon as a more precise delivery time is known, we will publish the details on our website. After placing the order, you will be informed regularly about the delivery time.
Available at a specified date
The item has already been ordered from the manufacturer or distributor. We have been informed of the expected delivery date.
This item is ordered exclusively for you
The item is currently not in stock and will be ordered for you from the manufacturer or distributor after you have placed an order. The delivery time is usually between 1 week and 2 months. After placing the order, you will be informed regularly about the delivery time.
Item has been ordered. Delivery time 1-3 months
The item is currently not available. We were not given a delivery time. Experience shows that the expected delivery time is 1-3 months.
Currently not available
The manufacturer or supplier cannot confirm a date, so we assume a waiting time of 2 to 9 months. You can still order the item and secure your place on the waiting list.
Please note: Despite updating our website regularly, it is possible that an item may be out of stock but shown as available for a short time, especially when orders are high. All information is therefore without guarantee. We will inform you immediately if there is a delay in the expected availability/delivery time. The availability information refers to an order quantity of 1. Availability may vary for higher order quantities.
You would like to be informed as soon as the item is in stock?Notification when the product is back in stockNo reservation and no place on the waiting list
You want to reserve the product?Order now, pay later (prepayment)Notification when the product is back in stockProduct reservation and fixed place on the waiting listCancellable at any time free of charge (until delivery)
Video lights for content production
Video lights / continuous lights are quite easy to use, because they are most similar to sunlight. In contrast to flash light, you can see the effect of the continuous light on the object to be illuminated immediately, although you can switch on a modeling light with flash lights, the lamp is usually not 1:1 the same in brightness.
Effect of continuous light vs. flash on the pupil
The pupil behaves differently to the two exposure methods, because with a continuous light the pupil is smaller / more contracted than with a flash light, because the eye tries to correct the exposure, while the short impulse of the flash light acts on the pupil only for a very short moment, so that the iris reacts too late and the pupil does not contract. The strength of this effect depends on the angle of incidence and the intensity of the continuous light. Continuous light offers an advantage here when used in still life, such as product or food photography.
The perfect video light?
The light alone, without softbox differs in the light color / color fastness. So when buying you should be careful to buy a light with the highest possible CRI / TLCI / CI value. Here, especially RGB lights are often worse than, for example, pure white lights are.
Video lights / continuous lights - Outdoor & Indoor?
Those who use a permanent light indoors can fall back on a battery-operated version. Those who also want to work outdoors, with a continuous light, should make sure that the battery is compatible, these usually support the film standard V-Mount. These batteries are very powerful and offer a lot of flexibility and can therefore be used in other ways than just for lamps on the set.
Using softboxes on a continuous light
Continuous lights not only offer a lot of uses, they can also have connections for softboxes, which makes it possible to use them to change the light characteristics as well. It is always advisable to have different light shapers on hand in order to use the right light shaper for the intended purpose. The size, for example, plays a role in the choice of the strength of the light, because a large softbox, which produces a soft light, also needs more power to be well illuminated. However, a continuous light / video light with a large softbox also illuminates a larger area.