The Matchbox on-camera light from VariZoom uses Cineo’s acclaimed line of cinematic lighting technology. Cineo lights have been used on countless films such as Gone Girl, The Martian, Ant-Man, and The Jungle Book. The interchangeable remote phosphor panels generate the most accurate color for a variety of shooting conditions and create a powerful, broadly-dispersed light source. Contrary to the obvious assumption, these panels do not filter light – instead, the Matchbox’s internal blue LEDs excite the phosphor panel, which itself emits soft, color-stable light from the broad, uniform surface. The kit includes 3200K and 5600K panels, but optional 2700K and 4300K panels are also available. Visit Cineo for a complete explanation of the technology: Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT)
The onboard dimmer allows extremely fine adjustment of luminous output without any change in color temperature. The Matchbox is utterly silent and flicker-free at any level. The unit comes standard with an AC adapter (6ft line cord, 12ft of output cord), but it can also be powered from a variety of batteries 6-26VDC using our back-mount Sony NP-F battery plate or D-tap cable. A standard 1/4″-20 female socket on the base of the unit allows for a range of mounting options, and with this kit a ball-head shoe-mount is included for attachment to most cameras. A broad selection of light-control accessories are available, including barn doors, louvers, and softboxes.