Brilliant Aurora timelapse caught in 8K VR-360

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If this isn’t the best reason for producing 8K 360° VR footage. A Brilliant timelapse video lasting just over 1m.

Photographer William Briscoe captured this spectacular 360° 8K timelapse on January 31st near Fairbanks, Alaska.

“Here is a 360 video of the Lunar Eclipse, Alaska style, which I filmed on January 31st near Fairbanks. Lady Aurora, being the Diva she is, just couldn’t let the moon have all the attention that night, so she made a nice showing as well.”

The full video is only a minute and ten seconds long, but that doesn’t mean it was easy to shoot. Responding to a comment on YouTube, Briscoe revealed that it was -31°F (-35°C) out that night, so just getting his 360° rig (a custom-built array of numerous 35mm DSLRs) to work was a challenge.

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Sennheiser AVX-ME2 radio mic

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I am looking into one of these radio mics to replace one of my RODE filmmaker kits. The video below that Sennheiser commissioned is brilliant, one of the best of its kind I have seen. If any of you have this kit please let me know your thoughts. I am now sticking to unlicensed radio mics as I prefer not to have to pay for a yearly radio mic licence.

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USER REVIEW…LEDGO T1440 Soft Studio LED light £1,198 plus vat.

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The first thing that strikes you with this LED light is its weight, 5Kg. Being a studio light the weight is not an issue but the quality of light is fantastic.

Having a TLCI of 92 at 3200K is outstanding and completely flicker free at all settings. I mainly use this light in a kitchen studio setting as the main source of light mixed with various 50W household LED lights.

Having the ability to match the household lights is a joy as its ability to give you very accurate 5600K daylight when needed.

As you can see from the above the TLCI of 95 at 5600K is as good as you can expect from an LED studio light.


I thought the WiFi antenna was usable via the LEDGO APP but you need to spend a further £75 on the LG-WIFICB unit to allow your light or any other WiFi Ledgo light to be controlled via your iPhone.

To setup the WiFi on your iPhone or iPad, download the LEDGO APP set your WiFi settings to accept LEDGO LED then set your LED light to A001

The APP seems a bit complicated with choices like Bi-Color -A and Bi-Color-B but I am informed by a technician from Holdan that your choice is Bi-Color-B for this LED light. This allows you to switch off the light from your APP as well as adjust the intensity and colour temperature.

I think this was money well spent for my “One Roving Cook” productions, one LED Studio light with a mixture of kitchen lighting. Here is my latest video produced with the LEDGO T1440 Studio LED light.

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