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System requirements

  • Single camera: Intel i7 processor (1080p) or intel i5 processor (720p)

  • Dual cameras: Intel i7 processor with GPU (ideally, a gaming machine). Doing real-time video light-painting requires a very good computer. I’m having decent results on my Surface Book 2 i7, but I highly suggest using a gaming computer like an Alienware or Asus ROG

  • 8GB RAM

  • 700 MB available on hard drive

  • Microsoft Windows 10 or Mac OS

  • One or two compatible cameras (see list)

  • One or two compatible HDMI to USB converter (see list)

  • Internet connection (license login)

  • Dedicated USB3 port

Recommended accessories

Remote control

The included remote control is great to test and operate within 2 meters from the computer, but for performances or outdoors work, please consider these options:

Cables, tripods and brackets

  • Camera bracket (this is what I use with my two Canon SL2):

  • L-Shaped HDMI cable. Our kit comes with HDMI cables, but to get two cameras closer (or to have a more solid setup), I recently came across these L-Shaped cables. They take super long to get, but they totally worth it, especially if you intend to use the bracket listed above.

  • Tripod: any sturdy tripod is going to do the trick. These days, I’m using mostly this lightweight one: Benro Slim Carbon Fiber:

External recorder

If you’re planning on recording longer duration videos (over a minute), then it’s safer to keep 100% of the horse power of your computer for the light-painting and use a dedicated recording device. This can be a second computer paired with an additional hdmi-to-usb converter, or an external recorder like the Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket Portable Stand Alone HD 

Light-painting tools