Saturday, February 23, 2013

Proaim Aura 24
Proaim Aura 24

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Let there be LIGHT!!
More goody goodness from our friends in India.


Proaim has been delivering a lot of high quality gear for very low "indie" prices. From simple shoulder mounts to advanced "steadicams" (i know, i know).

Recently I have been investigating their lighting gear tarting with the small LED's, to the bigger LED panels and now the Aura 24.

Pro's
  • Sturdy casing and support 
  • Very very nice price at around $320
  • cool lighting around 5500
  • Battery option
  • amount of light
These really hold up there own, with reasonably cool temperature at around 5500 K and delivering a lot of light for their price. I would advise using diffusers, because even though proaim claims a very nice diffused beam of light this was not the case for me. This off course depends on th elook that you are going with..

In addition to the amount of light and the cool temperature the most appealing for me was the fact that the Aura combines this with the option of using batteries. 

For me as an indie filmmaker everything is well when I am filmming indoors in terms of power supply, but when I go outside I have almost no means of getting decent amounts of power, so the more things I can run on a battery the better.

Con's
  • Missing barn doors, [big disadvantage unless you are used to working with flags]
  • some little things, but for this price can't really complain about that
The little things are like the rigs the secure of screws and cables that could be thighter and a little bit more stiff, however this would severly increase production cost and offer little performance increase, especially for indie filmmakers.

(tags: proaim aura 24 light set review / proaim aura 24 light review / indie film light / cheap led lighting / great low budget lights / studio lights / proaim led lights / color temperature / battery powerd led / cheap lighting / great set lighting / light standards/ independet filming / low budget filming /)

2 comments:

  1. Is there a color shift when you dim the lights? I'm especially interested to know if there is a change in the Green/Magenta spectrum, as that is where it usually shifts with cheap LED lights.

    Can you compare the light output to a mole or arri light that might be comparable?

    Thanks!

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    1. The Proaim Aura 24 lights, have no noticeable color shift when dimming the lights. I used them on several occasions in combination with Magic Lantern and the histograms showed very minimal changes.

      In terms of comparisons with arri, I cannot help you, since I have very little access to those lights

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