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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyMurcerFan View Post
    Charles, I've checked out LiteRibbon and it looks VERY interesting. But the website becomes almost jibberish when looking to actually place an order. I have NFC what all of this means, and they don't do a good job of explaining any it. I'm sure it's clear to those who use LiteRibbon, but to a newb, it might as well be hieroglyphs. http://store.litegear.com/category_s/1973.htm
    Hillarious! $12 spooled SMD's going for $225! Love it!
    "We are approaching the point where the cost of the camera vs. the quality of the return negates the worthiness of investing in a $40K system. Further, what people want is ease of use.
    ----Clayton Burkhart.
    "I honestly can't tell the difference between any of this footage anymore. Now the motion is different. Maybe that's why I like the Alexa, it moves like film."


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    25 dollars
    http://www.hitlights.com/ls5050-rgb-extension.html


    Waterproof, 75 dollars
    http://www.lilyleds.com/9174/5m-LED-...oof---SMD-3528

    A local SMD supplier for me, 50 dollars:

    http://www.smd.dk/produkt/t8-1200mm-...te-20w/?cid=14

    10 dollars pr. 50cm:
    http://www.energilys.dk/Kategori/Spe...-LED-Baand-12V


    So what is anyone getting for that base price of 225 dollars?


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    What you are getting is a color correct output. That much should be obvious from reading their website. Anyone who has shot with LED's know that there are units that are better than others at approaching full spectrum light. The original Literibbon was not particularly good at that (but it was good enough to be used in all three Iron Man suits). The new PRO series is very clean and I have been quite satisfied using it in conjunction with tungsten units. All of the inexpensive LED ribbon I've seen is far enough off base to be visible to the bare eye, let alone on camera. I've used it now on two TV shows and am going to start building fixtures with it as soon as the next one wraps.

    Outside of the ribbon, the have a complete architecture for professional application of the technology, with quality dimmers and power supplies, DMX interfaces etc.

    Sorry to have bothered you guys with this. This is clearly not the right board for this sort of product.
    Charles Papert
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    Sure it is... just don't make it more than it is, it's a vicious trait of this business.

    Tell you what, I'll buy those ribbons just for the fun of it, shoot some tests and then we can talk about the results.


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    LiteRibbon is much better than the cheap alternatives, & become part of most Gaffers' toolkits.

    Due to customer requests they may even start producing fixtures too.


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    Given that the terminal block they sell for $23 can be bought on Amazon for $8, I'm highly dubious that their product is radically different than the cheaper alternatives. If a 300% markup for a terminal block is acceptable to them, who's to say it's not the same for the LED lights.


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    Guys. You are all correct about the inconsistencies in LED spectral output. Particularly with wholesale/ ebay type purchases.
    As I've said a lot before. emitters are binned at the factory and if you buy from an authorized distributor, you can spec the emitter bin that you prefer ( if you know how). Smart manufacturers mark up thier products to compensate, for the competition/demand for the neutral bins. I however, do sometimes use those off the shelf 'neutral white' ribbons and I have formulated my own 'Getto' color amelioration process that IMHO delivers superior color because it's 'mottled' and I can adjust color balance for various applications.
    I almost forgot about this demo I made for a colleague, Andrew. Total cost including power supply- $45.00
    here's the link to the kit I buy. takes 3 weeks to arrive from china. I use Sharpies to correct the emitter array color balance- Real getto!

    Enjoy...
    https://vimeo.com/52211495

    Last edited by Zephyrnoid; 07-15-2013 at 07:19 PM.
    "We are approaching the point where the cost of the camera vs. the quality of the return negates the worthiness of investing in a $40K system. Further, what people want is ease of use.
    ----Clayton Burkhart.
    "I honestly can't tell the difference between any of this footage anymore. Now the motion is different. Maybe that's why I like the Alexa, it moves like film."


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