MarkoPirc1

Joined on Apr 15, 2019

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KodaChrome25: Selfie (not that I care) and Ultra-Wide cameras not supported yet.

Hi KodaChrome25 - nice to meet you, it's Marko here from Profoto.

That's correct. Coming back soon on 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.
The issue is that RAW format isn't supported on most selfie and UW cameras on older iPhones.

Reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com in case of any more questions, feature requests, ideas, ...
Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:42 UTC
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achill3s: Yeah, ok, and why can't Lightroom or Photoshop do any of this? You would think that Adobe and their 11 billion a year in revenue could pull off what tiny little Profoto is doing with their overpriced lighting accessories.

Hey achill3s and themountainphotographer,
nice to meet you, it's Marko here from Profoto.

Reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com, I'm happy to set up a call to talk more about the differences between flash photography and ambient-light-only photography.

I'm also curious to understand more about how you perceive HDR vs. flash photography.

Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:38 UTC
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Entropy512: I wonder what, other than being DNG, makes ProfotoRAW special, unless Profoto is doing their own stacked align-and-merge algorithm that creates a demosaiced DNG (aka "Linear DNG")

But burst stacking and electronic flash are not going to play nice together... Unless they are only using the B10's color adjustable modeling light?

Hey Entropy512 and achill3s, nice to meet you, it's Marko here from Profoto.

ProfotoRAW (at this moment) has tone curve, color, and exposure adjustments already in place when you import it to any DNG-processing software.
Adjustments are non-permanent, and are optimised to deliver the best possible dynamic range and color reproduction - for the particular
- Profoto equipment that has been used for the photo
- ambient light color and intensity
- ratio between flash and ambient light that formed the final exposure.

The main purpose is to make post-processing of the photos easier and faster for the photographers - with suggested adjustments already in place (and optimised for flash photography).

Profoto Camera works with Xenon - not LED. No compromise on functionality or capability compared to DSLR or mirrorless camera in terms of working with Xenon strobe.

Reachout to me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com - I'm happy to explain more.

Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:36 UTC
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achill3s: Welp, I dunno, it is symbolic I guess. You are an iPhone photographer if you use a profoto light.

You know the chinese make all this stuff. The internet was ablaze when it found out westcott had rebranded a chinese flash and dared to charge $70 more for it.

Yet nobody is mad at Profoto for charging thousands for their chinese strobes??

I was shooting with a Yongnuo 600 EX RT at a wedding and even at 8fps on 1/32nd power I never had a miss in over 4,000 shots. So, why would I spend literally 10 times as much on a profoto speedlight? Because it has an LCD screen on the back?? Or so I can use this idiotic app?

Go to hell profoto.

Hi Einride, The Mad Kiwi, achill3s - nice to meet you, it's Marko here from Profoto.
You're not right.

Reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com, I'm happy to set up a call to discuss the topic. :)
Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:29 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: Can't wait to use tens of thousands of dollars in Profoto just to use a freaking iPhone.

For actual studio lights, their range starts at $1500/light. Can they get anymore tone deaf to their target market?

Hi Terrible Photographer, it's Marko here from Profoto.
Which Profoto gear do you typically use (owned or rented)?

Reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com, I'm happy to set up a call to discuss the topic a bit more. Interested in your typical workflow, and type of jobs :)
Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:22 UTC
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m_black: Pro....foto.... launches something that has a "smart mode" to "...allow quick captures without any expert knowledge".... by Profoto. Pro.

Hi m_black, it's Marko here from Profoto.
What does "pro" mean to you? Does it equal to full manual photography?

Reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com, I'm happy to set up a call to discuss the topic. :)
Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:19 UTC
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anksjdhv: This means an early announcement for a Godox version that will be compatible with all phones and will be 1/4th of the price. ;)

Hi acps, it's Marko here from Profoto.
Yes we did - have you gave it a try? ;)

If you give it a try and have more questions, reach me at marko.pirc[at]profoto.com.
Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:17 UTC

good

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 10:40 UTC as 41st comment
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Horshack: Doing a google search I found a company named Tric with a solution already shipping for $58+shipping that you can can pair with an existing flash unit you own, or you can buy a cheap generic flash like a Yongnuo for a total solution cost of around $100. Not as clean/portable as what LIT is proposing but an alternative nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vDVuMD4nv8
http://www.tricflash.com/

It's how HSS works - for traditional cameras, the flash units emits the light for approx. 8 milliseconds.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 17:15 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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psartman: I'm interested in this, and yes I have a "real" camera and decades of pro experience. I consider the iPhone a serious camera. I have both versions of the Godox flash, they are hampered by a max sync speed of 1/45 second and mediocre apps. If this company has figured out how to sync at hight speeds, I'm in.

Hi psartman, it's Marko from LIT here.
We did figure it out. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 15:57 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: I kind of fail to see the point of having a separate flash for my phone, especially when they want over 300 bucks for one. Why not design a flash trigger (like a transmitter/receiver kit) for the phone instead so one can use any standard speedlight with it?

Hi , it's Marko from LIT here.

Standard speedlights wouldn't work with your smartphone at exposure times shorter than approx. 1/60 second.
Which means if you shoot pictures anywhere outside of dim to averagely-lit rooms, your photos would be only overexposed.

In case of any other questions, I'm here. Thanks, Marko.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 15:54 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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sibuzaru: I found a product called Tric that tries to do that but with standard flash compatibility for $58. But I liked this idea of taking the picture directly from the flash unit

Hi sibuzaru, it's Marko here from LIT, the main differences are:
- HSS capability for mobile phones, you won't get that from Tric or any other flash. Since doing HSS for mobile requires a couple of completely new engineering solutions (patented)
- true TTL

And of course user experience part: ease of use, enabled by tight software and hardware integration.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 09:49 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: anyone willing to part with 329 usd for this "gadget" has rocks in their head

color corrected led lights cost a fraction and wile they offer continuous light they are cheaper and guaranteed to be delivered , instead of gambling with kickstarter and ending up robbed

this excellent little flood light [LED] does 10 to 100 % dimming and can be taped and snooted with black tape for directional spotting it has integrated battery
its tiny well built and oh it cost 29 dollars for goodness sake 4.5 stars of 5 with 21 reviews a full 300 usd bucks less ...what?

now its not a flash but a flash and a continuous light do the same thing , continuous can have video use , further your modeling light is your light source simplifying your setup and time

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1147458-REG/ikan_iled_ma_micro_flood_light.html

Hi cosinaphile,
it's Marko here from LIT.

I agree with you. But, If you take photos at 1/100s exposure time (pretty standard duration), LIT Flash will produce slightly more than 100-times more light than 2000 Lumen LED (the one form your link doesn't have this info stated).
So, while any kind of additional external LED light source is a major upgrade from what’s on a smartphone, is still a very tiny small source of light, especially for anything more serious...

Please let me know in case you have any other questions!
Thanks,
Marko.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 09:48 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Hi LensBeginner,
it's Marko here from LIT.

LIT Flash power is 40 Ws which is equivalent to Guide No. ~32.
Mobile phones have fixed Aperture at 1.7-2.2 (depending on the manufacturer and models) so this is plenty of power even for using it with 5 x 5 feet softboxes...

In case of any additional questions, I'm here,
Thanks, Marko.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 09:42 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Oleg Ivanovskiy: Nice looking and powerfull, but I believe there's Godox A1 / Ami for a fraction of the cost. Much less power, but still enough to trigger other lights or for single-flash portrait / product photography.

Hi Oleg, Johan, it's Marko here from LIT.

Comparison between LIT Flash and Godox A1:
- it’s way more powerful (40 Ws vs. 8 Ws)
- you can use it with shutter times down to 1/10,000s (compared to approx. 1/60s with A1)
- has true TTL (A1 doesn’t have it) which means it has proper Auto Exposure mode
- has faster tap-to-capture time (50 milliseconds vs. approx. 500 milliseconds, according to measurements)
- has better light output (cone shaped even distribution with no hot-spots)
- it enables the use of accessories mounted on bayonet
- app experience is on a completely different level (it’s hard to explain until you haven’t tried both of them)

Please let me know in case you have any other questions!

Thanks, Marko.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2019 at 09:39 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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samfan: Bluetooth flash? Most of the time I can't even sync my BT keyboard with my tablet without something messing up, how do they intend to to sync a flash over BT?

Hi samfan, it's Marko here from LIT, check our prototype overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1i0MPlJrE

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 19:32 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Garug: I hope they would stick to the facts. I fail to see how the first photo is taken, certainly not with the flash on the table. So maybe with an other similar unit out of the picture?

I do not think they can synch the flash with BT, no way. So likely it stays on for 1 second or so, i.e is more bluetooth controlled light. That is cool, but why the need to make it look like something else than it is.

Hi Garug, it's Marko here from LIT, check our prototype overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1i0MPlJrE

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 19:32 UTC
On article LIT is a wireless xenon flash for your smartphone (56 comments in total)
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Horshack: Doing a google search I found a company named Tric with a solution already shipping for $58+shipping that you can can pair with an existing flash unit you own, or you can buy a cheap generic flash like a Yongnuo for a total solution cost of around $100. Not as clean/portable as what LIT is proposing but an alternative nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vDVuMD4nv8
http://www.tricflash.com/

Hi, it's Marko here from LIT, the main differences are:
- HSS capability for mobile phones, you won't get that from Tric or any other flash. Since doing HSS for mobile requires a couple of completely new engineering solutions (patented)
- true TTL

And of course user experience part: ease of use, enabled by tight software and hardware integration.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 17:35 UTC
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