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Godox has emerged as a trailblazer, offering cutting-edge KNOWLED F Series LED Mats / LED Panels that serve as the brushstrokes of the brilliance of visual storytellers. Whether you’re an aspiring enthusiast or a seasoned professional, understanding the intricacies of setting up Godox KNOWLED F Series LED Mats is a gateway to unlocking a world of creative possibilities.
In this post, we assist with the setup process so you can seamlessly integrate these lighting marvels into your workflow.
What are the Godox KNOWLED F LED Mats?
Before we continue, let’s look at the Godox KNOWLED F Series LED Mats. Godox KNOWLED F Series LED Panels are lightweight, foldable, flexible, and pliable as a piece of cloth to shape what you want. Both lights are designed for interview lighting, filmmaking, outdoor video recording, still-life photography, portraits, and other applications. With precision control over colour temperature, and brightness, these Godox LED Mats produce high-quality light for crafting captivating visuals.
If you’re still curious about Godox KNOWLED LED Mat, then read our KNOWLED F Series: All you need to know about and Choosing the right model: A guide to Godox KNOWLED F Series Variants would be a great starting point!
How Do You Set Up Godox KNOWLED F Series LED Panels?
Understanding the setup of the Godox KNOWLED F Series empowers you to wield light as a powerful tool. It elevates your work, enhances your storytelling, and ensures that your artistic expression shines brightly in every photograph and video.
Step 1: Mounting
Specifically intended to mimic large, soft overhead light sources, these lights are simple to hang or stick thanks to hanging rings and hook-and-loop fasteners. Because these lights are designed to be foldable and flexible, it also can bend around surfaces. To meet your needs, you’re able to connect several lights to create a custom lighting configuration, which offers excellent convenience.
Otherwise, the F series is released with the best mounting bracket, which is called an X-bracket. It allows you to mount the LED Mat to C-stands, light stands, or other fixtures. When the light source is in use, the bracket also enables you to rotate the light between horizontal and vertical when it is supported by a stand. In this case, you can choose any option that works best for you.
The c-stand is rock solid and impressively capable. I've used it on location a few times now and whilst heavy it supports a good load. I recommend purchasing the optional wheels which make it very easy to position and refine positioning with heavy lights and ballast.
Step 2: Power Connection and Control
These lights’ power is supplied by a V-Mount on the side of the power supply (sold separately). It is specially designed for using V-mount batteries with a voltage of 14.8V or 26V. In practice, while these lights have two V-lock battery plates, you’re able to use multiple batteries or a single battery. In this case, a single battery will only provide 40% of the light's output, and two batteries will provide 80% of the light's output. Therefore, you're able to use it for around 4 hours without the main power. This controller/power supply’s corresponding input has been colour-coded which is straightforward to use and intuitive.
Besides, the Godox KNOWLED F series LED Panels can be controlled through a DMX or TimoLink system. You can fully control the light from a distance by using the Godox App. It not only allows you to switch between tungsten and daylight colour temperatures, adjusting brightness, but also sets up 6 channels and 16 groups. It is especially useful if you have one or more of these lights hanging from the ceiling.
Step 3: Adjusting Settings
Step 4: Light Modifications
Because of its design, these LED Mats appear as several small light sources when placed close to the subject. Thus, the subject is covered in numerous hard-edged shadows. To reduce this, you can combine each panel with the softbox. It helps to create a slightly soften source. While utilising these LED Mats with a softbox and grid (available in the box). You can exert some control over the spill and the direction of the light that is emitting.
More Optional Accessories
Curious for more? Our Maximize Lighting Setup: Godox KNOWLED F Series Accessories post holds the key to deeper understanding about F Series Accessories
Setting up your Godox KNOWLED F Series LED Mats doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these steps, you’ll unlock the true potential of these lights. It enables you to craft visually captivating photographs and videos to achieve a lasting impression. Embrace your learning process with EsssentialPhoto posts, as each step unveils new opportunities for innovation and artistic expression.
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