– 3月 8, 2021
The GVM 1000D RGB Light Kit is a versatile, compact and travel ready set of lights, capable of wirelessly syncing for easy setup and control.
The case including 2 lights, 2 stands, and power cables, all breaks down to a kit that is as small as a briefcase.
The lights with built in flags and diffusers fold down flat and are about an inch thick.
The stands fold into themselves to be less than 2 feet long. The stands are super lightweight. I wouldn¡¯t use them or any larger lights, but they¡¯re perfectly suited for these lights. Every piece comes with a velvet bag to protect it while in the supplied case. The case is hard, but flexible.
It takes me about 2 minutes from in the case to fully set up. It¡¯s all extremely simple to figure out. No need for the GVM app, as there are two knobs and several buttons to change the mode; White/Tungsten; RGB; Effects; and to change the brightness or saturation when in RGB mode.
What I find to be an essential feature in this light set is it¡¯s wireless sync between multiple GVM lights. No longer do I have to set one light to a mode, color, or brightness, only to have to walk over and do it again on the other lights. Once both, or multiple lights are set on the same channel, one set to Master and the others to Slave, one light controls them all. With multiple light sets on multiple channels, complex lighting can be controlled with only a few touches.
While the lights can be used without any need for a remote or app control, the app is available to quickly dial in particular colors in RGB mode, change brightness, effects, etc. This will be especially helpful in case I do end up with a huge array of these GVM lights¡ which it¡¯s looking like may be happening.
They take NP batteries (2) or can be plugged in. Either way I found they have the same brightness.
I found you must use both batteries at the same time.
The power adapters do have a small transformer on them, with a cord about 5 feet long. I use velcro straps to tie them down to the stands when they¡¯re at full height. There¡¯s also an included 10¡¯ extension cord to go from the transformer.
While I¡¯ll likely stick to using this kit on RGB mode, as color accent and fill lights, they¡¯re perfectly capable of being key lights. They¡¯ve got a criss-cross array of RGB LED¡¯s interspersed with White+Tungsten LED¡¯s. That way whichever mode you¡¯re using, the light should be even. White/Tungsten on it¡¯s own is a whole light category that this light fits in¡ then there¡¯s RGB as well; It¡¯s a very versatile kit to have all three different types of light. If you need it or just want it for fun, the effects are TV flicker, candle light, police lights, lightning, paparazzi flashes, and can also be set to cycle through the colors for parties.
There¡¯s a lot of RGB lights on the market these days, but it seems like GVM is coming strong with this product and others like it. With Daylight+Tungsten+RGB and wireless control, I¡¯m super happy with this kit. It¡¯s also nice that it¡¯s so compact so my storage space isn¡¯t overwhelmed and portable for when I want to add some color on set. For $260 at the time of this review, I think it¡¯s a easy buy for adding color YouTuber studios like my own.
Poc Network // Tech
– 3月 9, 2021
It doesn’t take rocket science to set any of it up outside of downloading the app and connecting the lights (if you haven’t done that before with any of GVM’s connected lights). Within a few moments, the lights are up and going. They have two dial controls on the back that allow for (1) adjusting brightness and (2) adjusting hue, saturation, and temperature (etc). You then have a mode button with an up and down arrow (buttons) to flip through the options with. Although you’ll likely find yourself doing everything via the app unless you’re in a hurry.
The app process is simple and it doesn’t take long to get everything connected. This is what makes this light so valuable for your shoot since you don’t have to run around to adjust them by hand. Not only can you control them from the app, but they can be set up in host/slave configuration so that you are only adjusting one light, and then the other will follow along with whatever that light does.
They each have two battery slots on the back for mobile use. However, they do not come with any batteries. They do come with the AC cords for regular wall power (for each light) though, which fits the needs of most situations.
They have special themes, such as party modes, a paparazzi flash effect, and a lightning effect. These are pretty cool (we especially liked the paparazzi effect and will most likely make use of that in a project at some point, just because it is there). This makes them a great candidate for videos all the same (ie, efx music videos). Adjusting these would likely find yourself using the app (once again) as it is just easier to quickly get around between options with.
The presentation of the product, in general, is nice. It comes with a nice padded/soft carrying bag to store everything in. When you open it, everything looks well organized and protected in individual felt bags so they remain in good condition between setups (assuming you keep your bags at least)
They are light enough in weight, which makes them good for travel or moving them around. I mean, there is some lift involved, but nothing abnormal when you compare them to any other professional gear you’d be lugging around. The quality of materials is just right, along with the tripods (although they are a bit stiff to open up and close). They feel like they will last a long time, which is important when you are looking for a return on your investment.
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– 3月 11, 2021
I am very happy with these lights. The build quality is much better than expected. For the price I was expecting something much more flimsy and not as bright as they are. I used them for a quick project at work and they did just the trick.
The colors and effects are pretty great too. I like that this will pair up directly with my phone so I can control the lights remotely.
GVM has been really impressing me lately with their gear.
– 3月 12, 2021
For me the best thing about this kit is the size. The case with the lights and the stands is very light and compact. They are perfect for youtube videos and interviews.?, specially if you are a one men band. I can take these lights anywhere with me without carrying my big Pelican and Cstands.
The RGB feature work perfect in bigger productions where I need to add color to the back of a scene.
Good product for the price. Great light quality. Very bright, but might need a diffuser on your key light.
– 3月 13, 2021
Brightness is fine for my small 13x15x7.5 studio. The versatility is great. Warm white, cool blue white, RGB colors. All with almost infinite gradation. Rugged enough. Compact. Built-in barn doors. Stands lightweight but adequate. Not heavy enough for a boom. App is good. Clunky for controlling more than one fixture, but doable. All in all, great item. GVM is a low-budget actor that had its act together.
– 3月 14, 2021
The 1000D Kit is a really great lightweight kit that is perfect as a small studio/travel kit. The two fixtures are great for kickers or could be used as accent lighting or special effects using the app functions.
– 3月 15, 2021
I bought these lights for making YouTube videos, but they have also been great for painting at night. These lights are awesome. I previously had been using much smaller GVM lights that used a different app. I love that I can control both lights from one or from the app at the same time. I¡¯ve been very happy with both my GVM purchases and will definitely make more in the future.
Andrew Edward of Danger Escape
– 3月 16, 2021
Plenty bright and super colorful. The build quality is robust and solid. These lights can fit into tight spaces and are extremely portable. You really can achieve any color or color temperature you need. These lights have far exceeded my expectation and I feel like I¡¯m getting a lot more than I paid for. A great bargain. I highly recommend these lights.
– 3月 17, 2021
I use these as secondary lights in my Youtube studio set-up and they are fantastic. The RGB feature, brightness, packability and quality are top notch. Highly recommend.
– 6月 24, 2021
The soft box works great! The light is exceptionally soft and shadowless. It features GVMs great color and brightness control.
Its great! I have a ton of these lights!
– 7月 7, 2021
I like the versatility of this light kit. Got barn doors, soft box with honey comb, rgb colors, temp and brightness control. You can use it plugged in or if you have batteries then you won’t be tied to an outlet. The tripods are taller than the cheaper lights like this that comes with ring lights. Also has a nice caring case that’s fairly compact. Great mobile kit for quick wedding shoots, YouTube videos, and interviews. Great for parties as party lights too.
– 8月 1, 2021
i love play with this RGB led light kits, because I can have full remote control for all the colors & 8 special lighting scenes for Photo & Video Shooting, RGB Panel light you can save a lot space, and folded softbox is easy to setup, if you need to take our for shooting is easy and fast setup, you can control your light setting with app and you can pre-set different light setup for different scenes, and it just like plug and play light so easy setup and carry everywhere you need, because you can use 2 Sony NP-F970 battery each light for outdoor shooting. i have more fun to play with lighting now 🙂
– 9月 13, 2021
I’ve been wanting to add a set of quality RGB lights to my YouTube studio for some time now. It was my thought that the RGB Panel Lights offered the best set of features and provided the most flexibility for me.
Looking through all the available options, considering my budget and feature requirements, I ended up going with the GVM 1000D RGB Video Lights. Given GVM is well respected and used by top content creators, I was sure I couldn’t go wrong with the 1000D.
I went with the 2 Pack option and here are a few of my thoughts.
* Having the ability to use CCT or HSI in one light provides the versality I want.
* Having the ability to use the Master and Slave option makes one person operation easy
* Being able to control the lights with an easy to use and capable Bluetooth App is a nice touch
* The inclusion of a softbox for each light is a nice feature you would expect to pay more for
* The ability to power the 1000D with a power outlet or NPF batteries ads flexibility and value
* Great build quality and a robust feature set at a budget price is an attractive aspect found in the GVM 1000D RGB Light
I’m very impressed with GVM 1000D capabilities and would recommend it to anyone looking to level up their video production. I now use this set of lights in all my YouTube livestream videos and love the added touch of quality I get by using them.
– 12月 6, 2021
Great adjustable color temperature and brightness controls. Set up multiple scenes with the app¡ very happy!
– 1月 1, 2022
Nice starter kit
– 2月 8, 2022
Great quality, I like that they are a bit more true color wise compared to others, bought four batteries now I¡¯m ready to rock and roll! Night shoots here I come!