I use the Planix Pro to do 360 scans of fire scenes in varying types of buildings. More often then not, its very dark and the windows are boarded up. To remediate this problem, Ive been using a [https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCL074-All-Purpose-Light-Tool/dp/B07JNL7FN2](https://Dewalt Light) that works fairly well. Ill put it under the tripod, but it tends to make the ceiling very bright and the lower level or floor dark. Additionally, if there is debris on the ground, that will cast big shadows. Sometimes I can hang a light from the ceiling, but there could also be no roof or place to hang a light.
I was curious if there is a way to attach a light to the neck of the tripod just under the camera. the will cast light 360 and help spread it evenly.
I like this very much! LED does change the game concerning tools available. No gels needed, just dial in the apx color temp needed, and be 1/2 to 1 stop below the key f-stop… and many times you can have a light affect that is unmatched.
Congrats on applying LED into VR360 - guess you don’t need a sandbag on that tripod… very positive idea.
Thank you indeed. Just placed an order for the Halo 360 from the US. Interested to see how long shipping will take these days. I was in the process of rigging up LED panels, but this is a much cleaner solution.
Here are the instructions supplied by the manufacturer. If you are going to be using this everyday for multiple jobs then I would suggest getting several of them Although they are made of metal and seem fairly sturdy, I wonder how much use they can handle. You will have to attach it to your quick release plate and then screw into the bottom of the Planix. It is too easy to over tighten at that point. Best advised to carry the unit at the tripod head as I can see damage occurring between the Halo light and the Planix body. If you are using the light (on) for an extended period it will get hot, see instructions.
Lastly, I have used two of the IMS-5 units for the last several years and am very happy with them. I purchased two of the Planix-Pro units as back-ups. The one thing I like about the IMS-5 is that I can adjust the exposure on the camera should we not have enough light at a location. Not sure you can do that with Planix.