RGB & Bi-Color
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– 12月 31, 2019
Product arrived on time and in perfect condition. Downloaded the app to control color changes and it works great! Have not done a shoot as of yet.
– 1月 21, 2020
I didn’t do that much research on these, but they looked good from the blurb on Amazon. So I got two. I was not prepared for the adjust-ability and ease of use. They are light in weight, appear to be well made and seem to function properly. The smartphone networking features worked right out of the box and amused me to no end. These lights are replacing several big other lights I have. They are a big space savings for my small video “studio.”
– 2月 9, 2020
Love these lights used them on a shoot today
– 4月 27, 2020
My reviews on my camera equipment purchases ¡°focus¡± on product details or functions not listed on the product page and that can only be known from using the product. I want to help others who may be considering this product for their lighting or photography setups.
My product demonstration and story mode videos required a set of RGB lighting that could use the standard lighting poles for mobility or offsite location video shoots.
Items and accessories used for this review that are not included with this GVM 800D RGB lighting bundle are 2 GVM NP-570 sony type batteries, my iphone XR, and a weighted bag for tripod / aluminum lighting stands.
The lights have a LED panel of 8 inches by 8 inches. If you leave the attached barn doors – directional lighting panels then you get a 7 1/2 inch wide by 6 1/2 inch high rectangle panel. The barn doors arrive attached to the lights and can be removed with a L hex tool or by turning the round bolt heads. This size panel still provides plenty of brightness to paint the background with light or create an illuminated setting with the special modes.
These lights offer 4 different methods to control the settings of both panels.
ROTATE: The first mode is for manual setting on each light by using the rotating knobs, hence the name ROTATE. The BRR or brightness knob is 0-100 while the right knob also pushes in to cycle through the 3 settings for HUE/SAT/CCT.
MASTER/SLAVE: This setting allows you to setup control of multiple units by channel using RF radio frequency. I tested the range and it starts to lose signal or not change as quickly when you pass the 20 feet mark and using line of sight. This is more than enough distance to place behind a backdrop or around a vehicle for changing your light settings without having to visit each light like in ROTATE mode. For my testing the MASTER light was set to the same channel and was powered by the included 15v adapter and the slave was two batteries. This is usually how I record with an outlet or power strip for the main video equipment and go cordless for lighting away from the camera. I only purchased the 800D- RGB 2 pack so I could not test changing the MASTER channel to control 2 additional lights with each on separate channels.
WIFI Mode: In this product test I set the Wifi Mode channel to 1 and second light panel to SLAVE with same channel 1. This requires you to download the GVM_EASY app for your smart phone and connect to the GVM_LED wifi ssid on your phone. My test was using app version 1.9 on my iphone XR with ios 13.4.1 I discovered that I can change the lights to be different colors by setting my first light to WiFi with channel 1 and set the second light to SLAVE channel 2. To do this I roll the channel number wheel on the app to 2 and I control the slave light settings for CCT,SAT, and BRG. But when I roll back to Channel 1 I am only adjusting the setting for the light with setting WiFi Channel 1. The Channel 2 light remains at on the light settings I previously selected on the app. If I leave the color wheel and three setting sliders to their settings from Channel 1 and roll to Channel 2, both lights immediately change to the same settings from Channel 1, so be mindful when using the app and channel tip.
As with all my GVM video and lighting equipment this set comes with the durable molded black case with a velcro wrap to keep the two carrying handles together. A bright white GVM Great Video Maker logo appears on one side so Remember to lay this case flat with logo facing up. This way when you unzipped the case the lights will be on the bottom in their molded spots and the stands with cords will be on top.
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– 5月 10, 2020
Amazing, using it for my YouTube channel
– 5月 29, 2020
This is great for lighting up my virtual meetings and also has various settings for lighting and being able to do videos. Lightweight and easy to store with the bag that comes with it. Can easily access it when i need it.
– 6月 4, 2020
You’re probably buying these for the RGB capabilities, but they are surprisingly very accurate for all video lighting.
I tested with my Sekonic C-800 and got the following:
CRI: 97.5 (R9: 95.4, R13, 97.7, R15: 99)
CRI: 95.8 (R9: 87.1, R13: 95.9, R15: 94.6)
If you don’t know what all this means, just trust me since I do. These lights perform as well or better than non-RGB lights that costs 4-5x as much, which shocked me. I expected them to be ok for RGB usage, but they really are one of the best all-around small LED panels out there.
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– 6月 20, 2020
My hat is off to GVM on this 800bead count LED!! The settings are very precise to achieve the perfect lighting for many situations, so the lights have almost an unlimited amount of options to achieve the perfect look you imagine. There is an app that has control points so you can get the numbers to program into your camera to make the perfect Iris.
The kit comes with Barn doors, two adjustable sturdy tripods , a light diffuser, power cord and it gets better. There are optional battery inputs for outdoor shoots as well if you’re on the the go (those are sold separately) I have to say I love the fact that they put this in as an option GVM really went all out on these in the overall performance and flexibility it offers in composing your shots!
The set comes with a soft carrying case and is very light and comfortable to carry. It¡¯s made for convenience, easy set up, and best of all accessibility during outdoor and indoor shoots. GVM really thought about what filmmakers go through and this kit is so impressive for any shot, parties and/or events. I love the fact that GVM cares about their quality and customers enough to put all these amazing features and to think of almost every situation such as quick set up. It saves so much time for you too keep shooting those wonderful lighted shots that only GVM can give
There are some preset modes that do these effects (mimicking broken light bulb, a TV screen, police car’s lights,paparazzi, and even a thunder storm mode. Which will save you a lot of time in the editing room.
The set comes with a soft carrying case and is very light and comfortable to carry, so it¡¯s made to be for convenience, easy set up, and best of all accessibility outdoor and indoor shoots. GVM really thought about what filmmakers go through and this kit is so impressive for any shot or even set up for party¡¯s and events. I love the fact that GVM cares about their quality and customers enough to put all these amazing features and thinks of almost every situation that would take time in productions of all kinds and hours of set up, and put it in this light that saves us so much time and adds so much depth to films, party¡¯s and live events.
I highly recommend this product because it¡¯s very simple to use and the lighting is incredible!
– 7月 9, 2020
I can’t get over how high quality these lights are. I love that you can use a battery or plug into a wall. The light is bright and very adjustable. These are fantastic !
Do It All Entertainment
– 7月 15, 2020
Fast shipping, nice sturdy stands, high quality lights and they came with the instructions. I bought this for the different color features for my photoshoots and events. I haven’t had the chance to use them yet but I’m sure they will get the job done fine.
– 7月 17, 2020
This is a really great upgrade to my photo and video lighting needs. The pair of GVM RGB 800D has a ton of features, I’m just blown away by the value and uses I’ve found for them so far. I do a little photo work, video production, and even have been using these to enhance my remote work/video call lighting for a dim office – it really makes a difference there and I didn’t see that bonus coming until I set them up.
First off, the kit comes in a really nice carrying case that appears to be ready for some serious transport without damage. There’s a bunch of stuff in there, so the nice handled case makes for a pro look when shooting remote. You basically get 2 800D RBG lights, 2 power supplies, and 2 stands in the little suitcase. They took about 3 minutes to unpack, plug in and mount on the stands. Super easy. The stands are sturdy, around 6 feet plus the light on top – plenty of adjustments in between.
You can use the lights individually, setting everything on the back of each (all of the settings are in the product description – so I won’t duplicate those) and the dials and buttons are simple to use. A quick switch to primary/replica mode on the back makes it super easy to control both with the primary light – no setup needed, no wifi, nothing. Just works out of the box using IR between the lights. Love that feature. From there you can do a ton of other things including installing the GVM Easy app (I used the Android version in the Play Store) and control the pair from your phone. There are also a bunch of preset disco/lightning/flash bulb/party/police/etc. modes that are going to have my kids getting some fun out of these things too – another bonus (or might be perfect for the live entertainment folks out there). Can’t wait to order some batteries for these and take them remote for some shoots where lighting will make all the diff. Color accuracy is pretty amazing, seriously this is one of the best values for the price I have in my growing set of photo/video gear. I added these 2 lights to a GVM non RGB one that I love and my only problem now is wanting to replace my old stuff with more of these… soon haha. Hope that helps!
– 7月 29, 2020
The first thing you need for photography is good light, one of the most important things to take with you after your camera is a top-notch light.
Now, I know what you¡¯re thinking – using artificial lights is expensive and time-consuming and difficult to learn.
Back in the day using artificial lights was expensive and time-consuming and yet difficult to learn and the lights were big and heavy.
But these days, there are all kinds of portable, and affordable lights for photographers.
Add visual interest and drama with any color of the spectrum using these amazing GVM 800D RGB lights, these come equipped with 252 led beads of warm and cold color. And 252 pieces of red, green and blue RGB lamps creates an adjustable color light for different types of shots
Likewise, it offers tons of adjustments, from the color temperature to the brightness to the color saturation, video lighting panel illuminates a variable white balance from tungsten-daylight 3200K-5600K color temperature,
LED Panel light can use two modes to power, you can use AC adapter and Sony F750/970 battery (not included) to supply power outdoor or indoor.
– 8月 20, 2020
The lights work well. I use them, with some diffuser boxes on them, for my zoom video teaching.
First of all, they memorize their state. So if you don’t want much fuss, just plug them in a switched outlet, and turn them on from there. They will continue exactly as when switched off.
Let me share the experience with the app. The app seems to control the lights better than the buttons.
You first set the lights. You put the first on “WiFi”, the second one on “slave”. Make sure they have the same channel. They create a WiFi network called GVM_LED.
Switch your phone WiFi to GVM_LED (this is good, since it means GVM won’t communicate with who knows what outside) put in the password from the user guide, open the app, make sure that the app and the lights are on the same channel.
You may wait a long time if not forever in your iPod or phone UNLESS you reset the connection.
This makes sense since things look for other things after a reset. That explains why some people report here that they only managed to connect the first time.
So in the menu you push the red “Exit System”. That’s crucial.
After that, you push in the same menu “Switch Device” and choose the RGB lights.
This was the reset. After that, the app connects fast.
You may need to go through this again if the lights are switched off or your phone powers down. Don’t forget the “switch off” part.
After you make the light adjustments, unless you want to change the settings live, just can use the switched power strip method, as the lights will remember their state.
– 9月 3, 2020
Las luces son muy buenas para el precio que tienen, sus diferentes efectos de iluminaci¨®n hacen que sean muy vers¨¢tiles para utilizarlas en grabaciones de v¨ªdeo.
– 9月 13, 2020
Absolutely love the new video light! It is able to mimic 8 kinds of the scene lights including TV, Candle, Cop Car, Lightning, Paparazzi, Disco, Party, and a Bad bulb giving each just the right lights so your shot looks authentic and to your exact preference every time.
The app is easy to use and easily controls the video light which comes equipped with a Mobile App control function. Simply download the GVM app in your app store (i used Google Play) and it adds the convenience to control the accurate color and temperature you need for your shot at the touch of your fingers.
Very simple to set 1 light as a master light and make adjustments to it giving it a master roll and then you can easily control all lights with the master one no matter how many other lights you wish to expand to. Great for getting the perfect scene without having to adjust each light individually and can add or remove lights at your leisure.
It has 168 LED Beads and 84 RGB beads which makes it no surprise to be so easily adjustable. This video light has adopted the American Chip, and has a life more than 100000 hours which is phenomenalamounts of use. It’s sturdy design with aerospace aluminum alloy Casing to effectively help the LED light to better disperse heat, so you never have to worry about overheating. LED Panel light has the ability to use two different sources of power, you can use AC adapter which is included for quick plug in access or you can purchase an outside battery source such as Sony F750 battery (not included) to supply power outdoors or without wires.
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– 9月 26, 2020
Absolute love these lights, I returned a $60 pair and decided to spend a bit more, my budget was $200 so went for the GVM, so far perfect, I bought the batteries which cost another $100 for 4 and charger, lasts about 5 hours on 2 batteries per light.. Note they will not RUN on 1 battery alone.. Would defo buy again
– 10月 1, 2020
Love these lights. They are built surprisingly well for the price, lighting looks good. Packed full of features.
– 10月 6, 2020
These video lights have changed my video and picture quality. I got the set of two but I saw there¡¯s sets of three available as well. They come in a carry case so they are portable and convenient to transport white doing photoshoots at locations too. They have built-in light modes like party, bad bulb, paparazzi, etc. There is a setting for master and slave where I only have to tune the settings on one light and the other video panel automatically adjusts to the same settings. It¡¯s pretty neat so I don¡¯t have to repeat and spend extra time doing so. The color temperature goes from 3200K to 5600K so I can easily set the mood of my photoshotos with these light panels. My husband prefers to control the lights using the app rather than the controls behind the panels and the app functions seamlessly as well. All I needed is included in this kit. Well built and quality lights.????
– 10月 10, 2020
I’m a fan of GVM and own several off their products. As a pro videographer, I’ve owned and heavily used three 480LS lights for mobile productions over nearly 2 years. While properly cared for, they have seen a tough working life! I primarily purchased the 800D’s for their RGB functionality to add accent/fill/creative lighting. The 800D is identical in size and layout to the 480LS light heads, which are fantastically small for travel and mobile setups. The 800D has very similar power output to the 480LS which is more than ample for my interview/talking head shots as a key/fill/hair. Then the fun begins with the RGB options. The lights are easy to control once you figure out the menu order to access all of the features. I won’t comment on the APP as I have never used it (I’m the type to manually set everything so I’m sure what the settings are. The 800D has great saturation and hue controls. Don’t expect a light head of this size to wash an entire room with color, other than subtle. For nicely colored accent/fills/specific wash shots, these really shine. The Scene special effects are a little gimmicky, but offer some fun for specific shots you might want to incorporate into a production. All-in-all, GVM comes through again with a very good product.
– 10月 19, 2020
Having thousands of dollars worth of professional lighting (Lowell, Kino-Flo, etc.), I was looking for a low-heat, portable lighting system. The GVM RGB LED lighting has been a nice surprise. Not withstanding the reasonable cost, these lights provide quality lighting with flexibility in color temperature and intensity control when used in an appropriate setting. In a reasonably-sized studio or on-location shoot, the GVM LED’s provide adequate key and fill lighting. They put out approximately 50% of the light output of my Lowell Rifa 1000W softbox without the heat generated by halogen lamps. They weigh a fraction of my Kino-Flo 4′ 4-bulb system with faster speed of set-up. While I would not directly compare them to the Rifa’s or Kino-Flo’s, they fill a need for portability, light weight, low-heat and flexibility that meets the needs of many shooting situations, if used with proper lighting techniques. The RGB color effects have some interesting uses for background lighting.
– 10月 20, 2020
I have a YouTube channel (It’s Simply Yanna) and these lights are PERFECT for recording hair tutorials, makeup, EVERYTHING! I use one light as a background with the light facing the wall behind me instead of spending so much time trying to put up different background papers and the other as my key light. I LOVE the special effects like the police lights and disco also! They are lightweight and don’t take up much space. These lights are so great! I’m definitely happy with this purchase!
– 11月 4, 2020
We¡¯ve have been using the lights for our virtual church service. They are so easy to move and lightweight! They are brighter than other budget LED par cans we had purchased. We are getting great use out of them and the customer service from GVM has been great. Shoutout to Ken!
My favorite feature has to be the ¡°master/slave¡± sync. I found the app to be cumbersome, but the master/slave experience is awesome. I¡¯ve not tested range yet but have had no issues on our 30 ft stage having them evenly spaced. I enjoy being able to turn one knob to adjust all the lights. So easy!!!
– 11月 15, 2020
I’m using my lights for portrait photography and YouTube
– 12月 10, 2020
Perfect as advertised! I wish the app was a bit more versatile but the product itself is great!
– 1月 16, 2021
So easy to use if you can read from right to left. These are anazing.
– 2月 3, 2021
What can I say these lights are Phenomenal! These are great all around for any film application and are extremely versatile. I love the fact that you can use these with batteries and take them anywhere. If you are looking for rgb lights do yourself a favor and grab these!
– 2月 17, 2021
These lights have helped me greatly with production value! Lighting is key in any video production and this lights everything up how I need it to. The range of colors the different flashing options are also a plus when trying to set a scene.. I would recommend this for any new directors that are looking for quality at a good price
– 3月 3, 2021
The company i work for has litepanels but I needed something for personal. These are no litepanels but they great for the price, these also have rgb which the ones at work are just bicolor. In case you are still unsure, GVM customer service is easy to work with too if you have any issues.
– 3月 8, 2021
Love my lights
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– 3月 10, 2021
I really love my lights, I use them for videos, photos and for Dj gigs. They¡¯re pretty sturdy for being light-weighted.
– 4月 8, 2021
I was excited to receive this well-made sturdy product. It is really worth the price.
– 5月 15, 2021
Good for beginners.
– 5月 28, 2021
These lights find a way to be incorporated in almost every shoot I’ve gone on since I got them.
– 6月 17, 2021
I’ve no experience with the app, since I only use it for still photo shoots. Tripods, cables, and lights all fit in the provided case. I wouldn’t check the case as baggage on an airline, but it’s plenty durable for moving everything to and from locations. Configuring settings via the rear controls is simple. If you’re planning on using these outside, you may want to consider upgrading the tripods or getting some sandbags, as at max height(over 6′), they could blow over.
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– 7月 5, 2021
These have helped me everywhere from live streaming to “home movies” to selling online A1. The Bluetooth connection is ruthlessly solid
– 7月 9, 2021
I do a lot of music video work and usually rent RGB lights for my shoots. I decided to buy these lights and give this brand a try as it seems affordable and has the RGB capabilities and scene effects I usually need.Happy to say that everything worked as advertised and the app was easy to get up and running.I found no issues with the quality of the light, these are great for small crews because they’re not heavy, they pair quickly with apps, and you can adjust color temperature, tint, brightness, and special scenes from your phone.My only downside is that they’re not crazy, if I’m shooting in a bigger space, I’d need more punch. Considering their size and price, the quality it offers is still a good deal.I’m a fan of this brand now and will probably consider buying the 1200D for more lighting power.
– 7月 10, 2021
super easy to use
– 7月 11, 2021
I’m a film student in Canada building my own small lighting kit for shows and personal projects and so far I’m very happy with the lights. Even in USD/CAD, these are some of the best priced RGB LED sets I could find, with great reviews and pretty quick delivery.The only downside for me is that with the softbox installed, the light can’t be tilted down far enough, but I’ve been able to fix it so far. The shade can also look a little choppy, but that can be fixed by adding extra diffusing gel.
– 7月 12, 2021