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Aputure Light OctaDome 120 Softbox Review: Fantastic Light, But There Is A Catch

I bought the Aputure Octadome 120 right after it came out.

In this video, I am unboxing the light and giving you my first-hand experience of what I think about this newly released softbox. Not paid by Aputure to write this review.

There are really good things to praise about this light, but there is also some major pain in the butt associated with using this light. #aputure #OctaDome120 #softbox #videolight

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Update on GVM SD300D LED Video Light Defective Fan Replacement

So I’m here to provide an update on the defective fan situation with the GVM SD300D that I reviewed weeks ago. In this video, I go over my diagnostic process on replacing the defective fan that shipped with the GVM SD300D video light.

It’s a fairly simple repair if you have basic DIY knowledge.

Now things you’ll need:

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GVM SD300D Bi-Color COB LED Video Light vs Aputure LS C300D Mk II

So I was kindly provided a review sample from GVM to test their newly released Kelvin Adjustable (2300K-7500K) 300W LED video light, model # SD300D

I received the light and immediately started my unboxing and first impression video process while comparing its performance to the higher-priced Aputure LS C300D Mark II.

During the testing, the light shut itself off due to overheating shortly after turned on… I was not able to do any further comparison videos besides a 50% power output test and a 100% power output test between two lights.

I contacted GVM, and they told me to try to fix the fan problem myself, and due to supply issues in China from the shutdown and the lockdown, they don’t even have a replacement fan available.

I’m going to attempt a repair on this video light and will post a follow-up video of my attempt at making this light’s active cooling fan work again on the unit.