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  1. #1 LITE MAT 4 vs Aperture 120D: advice needed 
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    So I currently own a LITEMAT 4 s2 and I am very happy with the light. My only gripe with it is that its not as powerful as I would like. *I hear the new version is 40 percent brighter then the one I own, however it is also double the price. *A DP friend recommended to me the*Aputure Light Storm LED COB 120D. *In doing research I was impressed with the videos I saw of it. My only issue with it is that is 6000k daylight and I prefer to light 3200k. * So I have a few questions I hope some of you might provide me answers.



    1) Can you gel the APUTURE 120D to get it to tungsten light easily? *

    2) Can you mix the two lights in a filming? The litermat *and the aputure even though they have different CRI?

    3) Should I just get another used LITEMAT 4?*



    Any advice would be appreciated



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    1. Yes.
    2. CRI is an obsolete measurement. You want to compare SSI against LiteMat as reference. That said, matching different LED sources is no fun in post.
    3. Stating the obvious, the 120d will have more punch AS A HARD SOURCE. When you try to drive it through diffusion to mimic behavior of LiteMat 4, you'll wish you had the not-yet-priced-or-released 600d.

    If you are seriously thinking that one solution to your problems is a second LitMat4, I cannot imagine the 120d getting you even halfway thwre.
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    Just an FYI: Aputure did just release a bi-color version of the 120

    Edit: my apologies. It's a bi-color version of the 300 - https://www.adorama.com/apuls300xa.h...urce=adl-gbase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathaniel Haban View Post
    Just an FYI: Aputure did just release a bi-color version of the 120

    Edit: my apologies. It's a bi-color version of the 300 - https://www.adorama.com/apuls300xa.h...urce=adl-gbase
    They also have the 60d and 60x coming out.

    Some Quasar cross-fade tubes might be worth looking into, too.
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