This post is by Nick Friend from No Film School
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A match made in heaven.
Chimera is a top-tier lighting product company (case-and-point, its slogan is “perfect lighting”) known for excellent color rendition and an embarrassingly wide assortment of light modifiers from which to choose. Seriously, just choose a light and then google “Chimera” after it. You’ll be set.
A staple in many medium to large studio productions is access to soft, even, well-designed overhead lighting and more often than not, you’ll probably be working with the Chimera F2X or the Chimera Modular F2. I’ve used them myself for large scale vehicle videography (namely, an SUV) and the even exposure from corner to corner is unparalleled.
But…these modifiers required an independent light source. And quite a lot of set-up and planning.
Well…I have some news.
Chimera has announced the F3 Powered by LiteGear
It’s an overhead light bank with built-in LED panels to provide a softbox (in either a 5×5 ft. or 5×10 ft. configuration) that requires no independent source for the modifier.