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Alexander Sutton Hough

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  1. Hi I have been debating about buying a used HMI light for my small grip truck. Right now I have bunch of aputure led lights, Qusar tubes and Tungsten lights. I am based in Los Angeles and can rent them for 100-250 a day. But does any one have thoughts if this is a good deal and worthy investment. https://www.usedlighting.com/19692/arri-arrisun-1200w-plus-hmi-par-kit?ref=products.categories Arri Arrisun 1200W Plus HMI Par Kit for $2700 after shipping and tax. They do not say how old or how much they have been used. But offer 180 day warranty. My concern is how long will it last before it needs to be repaired and is it crazy expensive to get HMI repaired in Los Angeles? What are you're thoughts? Are these like a 90s Toyota engines that just keep going and going or will it be every time before I strike it I'll need to make a animal sacrifice to the lighting gods to get it to work?
  2. Hi does anyone know a good A19 style led bulbs to use on set? I have been waiting for Quasar to re-release their bulbs for a long time now. https://www.quasarscience.com/products/a-led-light-bulb?variant=23017389752378 I saw a add for these recently, https://store.waveformlighting.com/products/filmgrade-flicker-free-a19-led-bulb?variant=16011564089446 but have never heard of this brand and cant find much info on them. Also there not dimable. Many times I need to use daylight bulbs in practical lambs but cant find decent daylight one. Or need to dim them with out changing color temperature like a regular incandescent bulb.
  3. Hi, I have the Westcott 8x8 and 6x6 kit and can build a 12x12 out of the modular pieces combined. Westcott doesn't sell there frames kits of fabrics for 12x12 and I am looking into getting a custom silk made from The Rag Place. Does anyone have experience with building these frames to 12x12? Or are they not strong enough to handle that size?
  4. I am trying to solve how to use this practical lamp as a key for a scene. The director and I like we're the practical light is placed on the location and how it will light the actor in the scene. But two thing we don't like is the hard light spill from the top hitting the walls and when location scouting I put a piece of white paper to see what a heavy diffusion would look like and it was the right amount of diffusion. What's the best method for diffusing the top of a lamp shade? Just get some heavy diffusion gel and cut it to shape and tape it in? Second thing is I want it to be brighter and a tungsten color tempature. But the lamp can only handle a 60watt incandescent bulb. I want something around 100-150 watt tungsten equivalent to push through the lamp shade. How can I solve this? Can I rewire the lamp or is there a led bulb that I could use that is strong enough and high cri.
  5. The effect its Optical Low Pass Filter causes? Doesn't the Alexa's OLPF contribute to its filmic look by slightly softening fine detail and lowering the contrast?
  6. But what about the slight softening of super fine detail compared to other digital cameras that makes it more pleasing on skin and film like?
  7. What diffusion filter would be best to mimic the subtle diffusion look of an Arri Alexa on the Reds, Sony and Panasonic. Currently looking for some to us on a GH5s and Sony FS7.
  8. Same thing happened to me yesterday when I was testing my new 2ft and 4ft tubes that I picked up on Wednesday. according to Barn-door Film and video Lighting store they work with these kinds of dimmers. https://www.filmandvideolighting.com/quasar-tubes-q-led-x-crossfade-linear-2ft-lamps.html Compatible Dimmers ETC Sensor Innovative Dimmers ID: Rat Pac Strand CD80 Lutron CL Dimmers that require "Ghost Load**" for loads below 50 watts LED ETC Smart Module Elation Cyber Pack American DJ Leprecon dimmers
  9. I got with the 4ft 50w and the Imuto Power pack 3 hr and 25 min. In theory I should of got 3 hr and 42 min looks like a 10% difference, could be the power loss from the DC to AC inveter. Cool that I have a battery option now. Sad I cant get the V mounts to work as well. Side note has anyone had issues plugging these into a GFCI outlets. Mine keeps instantly tripping the ones in my bathroom and kitchen.
  10. Some updates on this. I got my Quasar tubes today. 1x 2ft and 2x 4ft cross fades. My V-mount to 12 volt car inverter with a 12 volt regulator in between works but only half the time. The Car inverter I bought said 150 watts but it only work with the 1 4ft 50w tube before tripping the inverter. What is working is a 1 2ft and 1 4ft about 75w worth with the Imuto power pack and its inverter. https://www.amazon.com/50000mAh-Portable-Generator-Rechargeable-Notebook/dp/B06XBPQKTR/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1516307116&sr=8-6&keywords=imuto+power+pack I will test later today to see how long a full charge will last with these. It claims to be 185wh which would be 2.4hr at 75wh but seemed to be draining to fast on its level meter.
  11. I am going to give it try with these parts this weekend. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CNXLDCQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SGJIRO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also got a hold of this power pack with inverter and is working so I have something for now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBPQKTR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  12. Hi, Is there a DC to AC inverter for V-Mount batteries? I want to be able to battery power low wattage (under 100w) items that are AC only with my high capacity V-Mount Batteries. Does this exist or is there a way to hook up Car battery inverter to a V-Mount battery. I tried this one with a little cheap DC-AC car inverter as a quick test and it fried the inverter.
  13. Ok so I cant find a V Mount battery inverter. But what if I used a power pack with its 100w AC invter like this one to power 2 50w quasars tubes? https://www.amazon.com/50000mAh-Portable-Generator-Rechargeable-Notebook/dp/B06XBPQKTR/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1514581004&sr=8-13&keywords=power+pack+ac+inverter
  14. Hi does anyone know a battery option for Quasar Tubes Q-LED X CrossFade? Is there a DC to AC inverter for V Mount batteries?
  15. I finally got a Arrilite 2000 and a really good deal for it from Adorama used section. A lot lighter and smaller than a Mole Junior 2k and happy with it so far. But what stinger should I buy for running 50ft and 100ft?
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