Softpanels LED lights claimed three awards at NAB 2016, and it’s easy to see why, with innovative features such as auto skin tone enhancement and auto balance feature for matching color temperatures.
If you are in the market for some LED lights for video or photography, these Softpanel LED lights may be of interest to you. The feature that seems to be attracting the most attention is the intelligent color control, which allows you to read the color temperature of the ambient light in the room and match the temperature output of the LED panel. The built-in color meter on the back of the panel can read a mix of ambient light in a room with different light sources, or alternatively replicate specific light sources by gathering a temperature reading close to the source.
Another feature is the auto skin tone enhancement, which with a press of a button can warm the light to improve the look of skin tones. It is perhaps unclear at this stage how this feature differs from manually warming the color temperature output, but nevertheless, these lights have captured the attention of notable figures in the industry, such as Filmmaker Philip Bloom:
Their Kickstarter campaign runs until May 8, and they have already received over five times their original $30,000 goal. The delivery estimates for the two smaller panels seem to be within one month of the campaign completion, so jump on the opportunity to the early bird discount by backing them. The Kickstarter special prices start at $1095 for 1x2 ft LED panel.