I have heard it stated that there are folks here on the forum who appreciate the high-CRI diodes for photography and video lighting applications. Makes perfect sense to me!
I'm wondering - are there any side-by-side shots depicting the benefits?
If the benefits are noticeable enough, I'll clearly have to retrofit all my video lights. I use 3CCD (triple color chip) video cameras so they are quite color sensitive.
Unfortunately I've just read this in the wikipedia article about CRI:
"Problems have been encountered attempting to use otherwise high CRI LED lighting on film and video sets. The color spectra of LED lighting primary colors does not match the expected color wavelength bandpasses of film emulsions and digital sensors. As a result, color rendition can be completely unpredictable in optical prints, transfers to digital media from film (DI's), and video camera recordings. This phenomenon with respect to motion picture film has been documented in an LED lighting evaluation series of tests produced by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) scientific staff"
The citation following the statement did not lead me directly to the information it claimed to, and I'm wading through the AMPAS's "Solid State Lighting Project" site in search for specific confirmation - might be somewhere inside a video lecture series or a PDF tech-report but I can't find easy confirmation nor any photo-documentation of the incompatibility.
So what do folks think? Stick with my many Cool White XP-Gs?
I'll surely buy some Nichia 219s and make my own side-by-side analysis, but I'm wondering if anyone has beat me to it already?