Every CosmoGlo light comes with a sleek, lightweight phone holder and two minimalist safety rubber bands.
- This clip was designed intentionally to help you work faster and more efficiently with less noticeable interruptions during client services!
- Film some stuff, text your mom, book that last minute appointment, make a call for lunch delivery, then clip on right back to the same angle you had before that urgent call put a hold on filming. Your phone will no longer be held hostage inside ugly, bendy contraptions when working/filming!
How to Safely Use and Love Your Phone Clip
- Remove or Lift the two rubber bands, slide your phone underneath in whichever direction you want, and use the bands to secure to the top of the metal plate.
- Once your device is secured, the clip/phone combo can be quickly placed and clipped on to the center of your halo.
- Your device can then be clipped on to the center front or center back of the halo, and quickly removed just as easily.
- Should you need to quickly use your phone during services or filming, you can! Simply unclip and leave the phone banded to the clip. When finished, clip back on and reopen the camera app to resume filming.
- You will still be able to access your full screen to text, write notes, make calls, or post content to your social feeds while the device is secured to the clip.
- Afterwards, you will be able to quickly resume filming at the SAME angle and position as before! No need to set up and tear down each time to get those content shots!
Fun, Fast Phone Clip Facts
- The simple safety rubber bands are only used to keep the phone safely on the metal plate, and they can be easily replaced in a hurry during services if one is lost or breaks! Literally any rubber band will do in a pinch and we have lots more, just shoot us a message for replacements if needed!
- While clipped onto the halo for filming, you can move your entire light arm and/or rotate the halo to achieve the desired filming angle! Zoom in or out on the phone's screen while it's secured to light for up-close shots.
Seeing Lines in your photos/videos? We got you, and it's an easy fix!
First, we highly recommend checking out this awesome reel by Vaudelashes on Instagram. It will help you get a visual of the issue, learn how phone camera refresh rates work, and how LED flicker rates affect light when taking pictures or videos using the CosmoGlo.
We'll explain the science behind this issue below, and show you how to correct it!
- Light Banding: grey or wavy lines that may appear on your photos and/or videos during filming
- Rolling Shutter: the process by which new, high-speed digital cameras take photos. Images are built by capturing each individual, pixelated line one vertical column at a time.
- FPS: Stands for "Frames Per Second," or how many individual lines are captured by the camera lens per second
- LED Flicker Rates: CosmoGlo uses LEDs that flicker on and off at an extremely fast rate. It's so fast that your eye can't physically even see it happening. This is also why the CosmoGlo is dimmable: the extremely fast flicker rate can be sped up or slowed down with your dimmer knob, thus increasing or decreasing the amount of power/light emitted!
Light Banding is caused when the speed of a digital camera's Rolling Shutter is not lining up with the speed at which your LEDs flicker.
- Light banding can be captured when using high-speed cameras like the ones in our phones because of how that image is digitally captured. The rate/speed at which the LED flickers sometimes may not be in sync with the frame rate of your Rolling Shutter.
- What happens is the camera ends up capturing a "line" when it's snapping images at a different speed than the LED lights are emitting light waves. It essentially builds a photo from snapshots and some of those frames per second catch the moments where the LEDs are flickering dimmer, then brighter, then dimmer, thus creating the lines.
What do I do to fix it?
- Rolling shutter capture happens extremely quickly, but not fast enough to avoid the light changes your LED light goes through moment to moment when flickering!
- Thankfully, digital cameras usually have 30 or 60 frames per second or "FPS" option, or sometimes a manual FPS option.
- It's usually quickly adjustable in your camera's settings using tricks like changing the exposure, as seen in Vaude's Reel!
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