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Adding a video light

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by Coral-Reefer, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Coral-Reefer

    Coral-Reefer ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Newland, North Carolina, United States
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    I have DC1400 with two Digital Pro Flash heads. I have not used it under water yet but hope that the 2nd light will provide a balanced lighting solution. But, I also need to shoot video, which of course, I cannot do with the Digital Pro Flash heads. So, obviously, I need to add a video light.

    But, if I add a video light will it also provide the 2nd flash for still shots?

    If so, will it provide an unbalanced lighting situation since it is not the same as the first Digital Pro Flash head?

    If so, which still/video light would be best?

    Thanks!

    Chris
     
  2. SeaLife Cameras

    SeaLife Cameras Contributor

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    Hi Chris,
    You have a few options. If you use a video light on one side and a flash on the other, the flash will be a stronger but the video light can still effectively provide additional lighting for the shot. You'd want to find the best angle and power settings for both lights, so you don't add too much light.
    Alternatively, if you use one of our Sea Dragon video lights (Sea Dragon 2000 Photo/Video/Dive Light | Sealife Cameras), you can set it to automatically dim when your flash fires - this way you don't need to worry about overexposing the shot with extra light from the video light.
    Lastly, if you're really set on dual flashes, we do offer a Flex-Connect Cold Shoe Mount (Cold Shoe Mount | Sealife Cameras) so you can mount a video light directly to your camera, leaving both grips open for each of your flashes.
    Hope that helps!
    SeaLife
     

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