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The Kick Portable Mini Studio Lighting: App & Gear Combo Promises Better Pics and Video

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Written by Range | June 20, 2012

There’s an app for that. How many times have you heard that? Well, a Norwegian-based studio, Rift Labs, has come up with The Kick, a portable photo/video lighting system for smartphones and DSRLs that will allow you to ensure that you’re taking the best pics possible.

the kick lighting studio app gear kickstarter

You can get on-the-go illumination from The Kick’s portable LED lighting panel, which is controlled through a smartphone for easy use. The Kick allows you to adjust color temperature, add color, animate lights, and has built-in effects such as fire or lightning for use in small scale digital video productions.

the kick lighting studio app gear kickstarter

You can even sample the light quality or effects from video and use it as a source for color or effects. You can also control multiple Kick lights with a single phone.

the kick lighting studio app gear kickstarter

The Kick is being crowdfunded through Kickstarter, and with 28 days left, they’ve amassed $95,000 out of their $115,000 goal. They’ll most likely get completely funded in a couple of days. A pledge of at least $149(USD) will get you a Wi-Fi enabled Kick unit, while $89 will get you the basic version where you can only adjust the colors directly on the light itself.