Really hard to beat in terms of value for the money...
Jun 15, 2010
I received the Photo Basics 402 uLite Video Lighting Kit from the Amazon Vine review program, and I thought this might be a great way to get started and experiment with green screen video work. And it performs just as advertised. The hardware is sturdy and solid... far better than I expected given the seemingly "beginner" audience it targets. Even if I decided not to do as much green screen work, the lighting fixtures would be excellent for straight photography. The green fabric background is huge, so you're not limited to a tiny area of movement (or no motion whatsoever). Assuming you already have your video camera (as that's not part of the kit), you're ready to go.
The instructional DVD is perfect for the beginner... easy to follow and gets you off to a quick start. The editing software is a 30 day trial, so figure on having to put out a bit of money if you happened to like what it had to offer. But at least you have something to get started with, and it works.
Overall, I found this combination hard to beat. I'm happy with what I've been able to do so far with it, and I look forward to branching out even further as time goes on. I may even get to the point of doing some YouTube instructional videos that don't look like I'm in my basement (which in fact is where I am)... :)
Wow I can't believe what you can get nowadays for home editing vs where things were even 10 years ago. Amazing home editing software for the computer, incredible cameras, and now the ability to do green screen editing on the cheap! 'Photo Basics 402 uLite Video Lighting Kit' is an all-in-one solution that lets you do green screen editing with the afformentioned green screen, 2 lights, and editing software all in one kit. While the quality of this hardware isn't studio-like, … more
Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
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We've all heard of the wonders of using Green Screen for video, but for the first time ever, we teach how simple and easy this technique really is. Play live at a rock concert, conduct an interview in front of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a day at the beach--the possibilities are endless. The Westcott 402 comes complete with everything you need: Lighting, Green Screen, Educational DVD, Digital Video DVD and free trial of Adobe Premiere Elements 7 software.