Sekonic recently released their new L-308DC Digi Cine Mate light meter which conforms not only to the needs of Photographers as one would expect from this legendary light meter manufacturer but the new offering also caters for filmmakers working with HDSLR cameras.
The delightfully compact light meter offers “Three ways to meter”
HD Cine Mode: Perfect for today’s DSLR videographers.
Make exposure readings and control light using shutter speeds and frame rates and get aperture settings with one-tenth stop accuracy.
Cine Mode: Designed for digital cinematography. Select from the most useful frame rates and shutter angles for exposure control with one-tenth stop accuracy. Lux and foot-candle readout enables quick set up of lights.
Photo Mode: Full control for traditional still-image photographers. Shutter-priority display of a full range of ambient and flash functions including Cord and Cordless flash measurement as well as ambient EV measurement.
The unit also offers “Three ways to measure light”
The Lumisphere provides incident light readings for nearly foolproof exposure readings and enables lighting that scene before the talent arrives.
The Lumidisc is perfect for lighting green screens, adjusting ratios and taking lux and foot-candle measurements.
Reflected light readings enable measuring the brightness of subject tones, gray cards, light sources or window light.
Adtionally, the L-308DC Digi Cine Mate allows for Calibration Compensation, whereby the device can be adjusted to film or digital camera sensors or matching the unit to other handheld meters.
Three Custom Settings tune meter operations and displays to fit your camera and metering requirements.
and its new Illuminance Measurement system measures Lux (lx) and foot-candle (fc) modes, which are especially useful for cinematography which requires precise control of light source brightness.