A beauty for small crews
February 1, 2017
I came really close to writing off LED lights completely as the previous LEDs I had were horrible color, hard to control and cheaply made. After looking into kinoflo gear I really wanted to color changing ability of the LED, but with the quality accessories to make rigging easier. Kinoflo LEDs just didn't hit my fancy, so I kept looking and finally found these beauties. At first I considered just getting the Litemat 2 due to price, but with a slight nudge from a friend I picked up a set of the 4s. I am beyond happy I nudged up to the 4s as our work, consisting mostly of corporate video production requires a lot of soft light in minimal spaces with quick setup.
These fit the bill right on the money for us. The lightweight setup is hands down the best out there. It makes moving and rigging these guys super easy. The kino baby pin is absolutely brilliant integration and again makes setup and rigging super fast. By far the best feature is the quality of light. The super soft, high quality color is a dream to work with. We had previously worked with Sony A7s cameras which are notorious for having difficult skin tones. With these guys, skin tones were a breeze. As our needs expand I can't wait to incorporate other sizes of the Mats for various locations, fills, and accent light.
Fantastic product and I 100% recommend them.
Ease of use
Wish there was a hard case