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Elgato Key Light Air - Professional 1400 lumens Desk Light for Streaming, Broadcasting, Home Office and Video Conferencing, Temperature and Brightness app-adjustable on Mac, PC, iOS, Android

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Note that during this time your computer will not be able to connect to the internet. This is expected. There are tons of different options to consider, but we know what to look for. Our team of professional photographers, filmmakers, and tech gurus have years of experience with lighting. Through trial and error, we've learned what's important when it comes to lighting a set, whether it be a massive film shoot or a bedroom streaming setup. That's why the best key lights are versatile and adaptable. The Key Light panel has 4 mounting screw holes - one on each edge. You can choose the one that best meets your needs. The Elgato Key Light gets quite tall. I’m 5’8” and the Elgato Key Light was just a few inches shorter than me. However, you can't put the Key Light on the floor without buying a separate base. For those with a more static setup, the Key Light Mini has less to offer compared to other options. Don’t get me wrong, it’s more than up to the job but it loses its price advantage compared to traditional the best ring lights or even Elgato’s own Key Light Air once you factor in a stand.

I am using MacOS Big Sur on the latest build -- if you're a PC user, I'm not sure how this ports to WindowsWhile it demands a high price due to its wireless controls and excellent diffuse lighting, the Key Light Air would make the life of a regular streamer significantly easier. The ease with which you can change the brightness and color temperature mean that you can adjust your lighting to your surroundings instantly. While you can link several lights to the same controls, what's missing is the ability to save profiles within the Mac, PC and smartphone apps, which might be useful for dealing with different lighting conditions - not all of use have a dedicated room that's not affected by sunlight or stream from an identical setup or distance each time. The Key Light and Key Light Air are both much larger and designed for a studio environment. If you never plan to create content away from your setup then they may still be a more viable option, but the flexibility the Mini offers while maintaining similar performance, well it's hard to ignore. Elgato Key Light Mini: Should you buy it? You should buy this if ... OK, randomly a few months ago, my KLA decided to stop showing up in Control Center. I have no clue why as nothing really changed from a network hardware standpoint. I also did not disconnect or reset anything. If your PC is not equipped with Wi-Fi, use the Elgato Control Center app from the App Store to add and control Key Light from an iOS or Android device. Wi-Fi connection is only needed for initial pairing. Once Key Light is added to your network, you can control it via any Mac or Windows PC within your network.

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Stands, mounts, and tripods: Lighting placement is super important, so we recommend key lights with stands that allow for adjustments to the tilt, height, and rotation of the light. Depending on how you intend to use your key light, however, compact clip mounts or desk stands may be preferable over tripods. The advantage of tripods, however, is that they're often tall enough to be placed on the floor, and they can collapse down for travel.

Ring lights are a type of key light. In this article, we review key lights with solid panels. Because they're more traditional, we refer to these simply as "key lights." But no included stand is surprisingly inconvenient. I have a spare mini tripod I could use with it, but to use this in any kind of studio environment you're going to have to invest in additional gear. When loosening a grip on the pole, it might take a small amount of effort to start the process. However, you shouldn't have to use too much force.This is not the complete settings.xml, again that's in the gist, but this was the missing piece for me. These lights don’t come with a giant umbrella or a detachable diffusion plate. That design causes many lights to become too dim to use alone at night. With the Key Light and Key Light Air, the diffusion is built into the panel’s design. The Elgato Key Light has 160 and the Key Light Air has 80 small LEDs that illuminate from the edge inwards before being bounced off the reflective panel inside. DETAILS: Look I have no clue why this is the fix, but it is. Even with the above RIP setting turned on, I kept resetting the KLA and affiliating it with my network using AirPort Utility on my Mac. The router showed that it was connected, but Control Center could not find it. I noticed that Control Center was available for iOS, so I installed it on my iPhone. I followed the instructions on the app to add a new device using the iOS Settings->WiFi process that looks pretty similar to the MacOS->Airport Utility process, and it worked. BTW, I also found this lovely blog post from Trevor Sullivan where he shows the Elgato Key Light internal API (on /elgato/lights) and a PowerShell Module that lets you change the Elgato Key light with script. There are no knobs to control the brightness or the color temperature, so you'll have to install an app called Elgato Control Center. It was pretty annoying to set up the first (and second and third) time. Whenever you move shooting locations and/or change your internet it’s a pain to reset both lights and resync them.

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