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on today's show we're gonna be talking
about this p1 RGB vlogger light that has some pretty neat tricks like if you want to pretend you're running from the police or some kind of the first glance and it's just a nice little flat panel LED we've seen these things before you can mount this on your camera mounted on a light stand whatever and get it in a reasonable amount of light out of it but this one is RGB and not only is it RGB it has some pretty neat tricks let's start by looking at the price of this though the Andy scene a vlogger bowling p1 pocket RGB LED video light comes in at 159 so this is not a cheap light however as you are about to see it is chock full of features that justifies that price point so let's start just with the build quality this is tough this is largely aluminum there's certainly some plastic parts on here but it's just largely aluminum build and that is nice it feels really really solid in your hands when I first took this out of the case I was like oh that's mm-hmm it's a little on the heavier side because it's got metal bit that feels good and that kind of metal build feel is something you want when you're dragging something around all over the world banging into trees and whatnot having that kind of good solid feel is kind of nice actually comes with a very nice very robust or industrial case on here slide that into there fits in nice and neat so you got this nice belt strap case that it comes with I don't know how many people really wear it on their belt but if you want to do that yes certainly can you have on here a array of buttons along with this nice little RGB scale here but don't live that confuse it's not like who touched it no this is just a scale so if you know what color you want to go to you can look at the color guide on here looking at the front of it there's your RGB panel behind a slight diffusion panel this odd-looking contraption here is actually extremely cool you can see quarter-twenty taps on here so there's a quarter 20 screw mount right there if you turn it up this way there's a quarter twenty there there's another one there but this thing does a couple of things first of all it rotates out like so so you have you know like a handle if you wanted to do it that way or you could put it all the way around this way and then it comes with a cold shoe adapter you screw into here and then you can mount that on to your camera however it also tilts this direction so what that means is you can stand this up on a tabletop like so so now you have the ability to prop it up and really I mean any way you want this is totally rotatable nice good stiff joints and here it's gonna hold its position wherever you put it and I love that it has the ability to stand up on its own I've had little panel lights where the bottoms are a little bit rounded and so you set it up and it falls over you know kind of like your iPhone you're like oh I want to set up to know someone just know I want to set up to what any can't right I've seen RGB lights like that like come on really and sometimes they put a perfectly flat edge sometimes they put buttons on the flat edge but sometimes you have a perfectly flat edge so it will stand up but you can't tilt it with this you can tilt it I love that I love that I can tilt this tilt it up I wonder I had only try could I tilt it there you go the slight tilt down on there which is pretty darn cool kind of impressed with that now I said that the arm on here is really nice and stiff it it holds its position very very well wherever you put it it stays there the company realized this has acknowledged that over time these screws will come a little bit loose on here and you'll probably need to go in and tighten that to make it give it that nice good grip my feeling again um well they've not only thought of that they've included a tool to fix that when you open up the case in here you have a little little thing yours is wrench open and you go what's in there and you open that up and there is a teeny tiny little allen key that is designed for tightening up the arm on here so I think that's a nice little touch just you know little touches like that that tell you that they really put some thought into it that's not the kind of thing you often see let's go through the buttons so you've got on the top here a USB port for charging it's USB see it will charge at a variety of charging capacities voltages and it will do a fast charge you also have on there your power switch a set button little rock through two different modes a function slash rocker button here so this is multifunction you can push in and you can rock it up and down and then this dial here is the dimmer turn it on with the power switch on the top you can see it goes to a little boot up phase takes a couple of moments in here and right now what you're seeing is the mode you can kind of see the lights flashing down there it's what I open the show with it is going through it's kind of special effects mode so as I push the set button it rotates through from a standard color temperature mode to a RGB mode it's funny it says HS i or maybe it's meant to be HS lowercase L it's it should be HS l hue saturation luminance because you can control all three of them so we're just gonna go with lowercase out and give them the benefit of the doubt on they're a little bit weird or maybe I stands for like illumination I don't know whatever point is you have the ability to control the hue the saturation and the brightness so in this mode for example if I push the function button in it rotates between hue and saturation and then you have your brightness is always here dedicated on this dimming slider here if I push it again it goes back to the first the first special effects mode so we'll save this for less because there's some fun stuff in there let's go back into the standard color temperature mode so with the rocker I can change the color temperature from 8500 there's this blue tries it up a little bit you can see the colors coming through down to 2500 there she take the brightness down a little bit so it's not reflecting massively on the table if I hit set again it takes me to the RGB ones so let's take the part yourself a little bit on here and you see your hue and then your saturation so if I want to do a nice bright red there's 360 and I can of course refer to the color chart over here and as I roll through it you'll see how it rotates through the colors on there and of course if you want to change the saturation of that maybe make it a little bit less rich you push this in it switches to s for saturation and now I can take that saturation level down a little bit you can see in there how it's getting a little bit less rich and then again of course you have the brightness and then the final mode here hit set again takes you into the special effects mode so there's three of these in here the first one is meant to be a lightening effect mode and within these there are three modes you see SSC right now as I use the rocker it goes from mode a to mode B to mode C so the mode a and B are supposed to be lightening effects so if you wanted to simulate you know lightening outside window or something that's the idea a couple of random lightening patterns one's a little bit faster than the other on there and then the third mode in there the C mode is meant to simulate a television so if you wanted to have someone being illuminated by a television on set you could have that one in there it's just caused a kind of a light flicker nothing really dramatic adds a little bit of color mostly white light meant to simulate a television set that's kind of cool then you go to the a mode and the a mode has three and a B and C the first one is a slow RGB rotation so you can see that rotating through the RGB 's now if you cycle that done at B it goes to a fast RGB rotation and then C is meant to be candle light or fire light and then the last one is one where I started the show on and it is three different siren views so a is supposed to be a police car lights is meant to be ambulance and C is meant to be fire trucks now to be fair I think that this the color patterns on those is not a universal setting it's not like fire trucks and ambulances and police cars all have the same lighting all over the world but it's a neat little setting in there so if you want to have that kind of effect going on in your video you've got it and that's effectively it hey if you like this show you hit the like button if you like what I'm doing here subscribe for me and do me another big favor and try and share the video hits a little share button below that really helps me out gets the word spread out there a little bit more and and that's about that so let's jump into the Q&A for those of you watching live stick around we'll have a little Q&A session for those you're not watching live the Q&A is gonna pop up right here in just a moment