Good lighting that makes a subject is a production staple for live stream creators and video creators in general. Logitech (under the Logitech for Creators brand) recently launched a new highlighter designed for broadcast devices called the Litra Glow, and says the product is capable of providing a “natural, radiant look across all skin tones.”
Litra Glow provides a glare-free light that’s meant to be gentle on the eyes and safe to wear all day. It also features Logitech’s TrueSoft technology, which promises cinematic color accuracy and enables soft, inviting lighting that can make signage appear less, well, tired.
Yasmine Apollinar, Product Manager at Logitech For Creators, said:
“We designed Litra Glow to solve common challenges faced by live streamers and content creators, including quality light, harsh shadows, and eye fatigue from long hours of streaming.”
It remains to be seen if it can really provide a “bright” look across all skin tones. Different skin tones require different methods of lighting on video – using the same lighting for white actors, for example, making black actors appear invisible or barely visible during dimly lit scenes in films and long-running shows. One designer Logitech has spoken about Litra Glow, however, is black visual artist and photographer Aundre Larrow, who once shared tips on how to portray darker skin tones in an article he wrote for Adobe. LaRue said of Litra Glow:
“The lighting looked natural. It looks good on my skin and works for people of all skin tones without looking glowy. The warm to cool is very subtle and I found the light to be strong and soft enough to use on its own.”
Designed by Logitech Litra Glow to be plug and play, streaming devices can choose from five presets with different brightness and color temperature. If they want to customize it further, they can adjust these settings themselves. They can also connect it to Logitech’s G HUB software to create their own presets and assign them to G Keys on a Logitech G keyboard or mouse. The Litra Glow will come with a monitor stand that can be adjusted in height, tilt, and swivel when it begins shipping sometime this month. It will be available in the US, Canada, Australia, and select European countries on the Logitech website and from Amazon, Adorama, and other retailers for $60.
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