Hello dear video gurus!
My buddy and cameraman is ready to pull the trigger to switch from the bulky Hartenberger HID video lights to Keldan 8M CRI or 8X.
Here some technical information about them:
Keldan 8M CRI
After he spent hours investigating there are 2 doubts left to decide between the 8M or the 8X:
1° How important is the CRI? Does the 8M CRI version will lead to better colors or can the colors be adjusted with wihite balance and color grading during post production?
I believe that the CRI matters and it would be worth to order the 8M CRI version, but i am not really sure about that
2° Is the difference of 2000 lumen at a 20° wider beam considerable more or not really useful in illumainating distance?
I believe that 2000 lumen at 20° wider beam don't make a noticable difference in distance (but obviously in width)
Size and the less delicate housing with out the bulky dome of the 8M CRI would make the decision towards the 8X,
but the lower CRI may be a issue.
Thanks for any suggestions!