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CATEGORY: NAB 2018
“ Reports from Barbizon on new and interesting lighting and production equipment for content acquisition and at the National Association of Broadcasters Show held April 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”
This year high output LED manufacturer AadynTech will be releasing a panel version of their popular JAB and PUNCH fixtures. The Quad JAB and PUNCH will be available in both daylight as well as variable white versions. The variable version will have an adjustable color temperature range of 2950°Kto 5750°K.
The Quad JAB draws 20 amps and displays 120,000 lumens with its big brother the Quad Punch pulling 30amps at an impressive 285,000 lumens. Both fixtures will have a CRI rating of 95+ with on board as well as wired control options. AadynTech expects both fixtures to be ready to ship by early summer of this year.
AC Lighting showed the new Chroma-Q Studio Force II range of fixtures. These fixtures represent an evolution of the Chroma-Q Studio Force fixtures by incorporation the homogenized optics from the Chroma-Q Color Force II series of fixtures with a new LED package. The fixtures utilize Chroma-Q’s proprietary ColorSure system to ensure fixtures within the same product range provide consistent output regardless of when they are manufactured. This process involves a complex range of processes for selecting (binning) individual LED emitters; calibrating LED light engines in-house to a uniform standard and sophisticated firmware and software ensures exceptional fixture to fixture consistency.
Available in 1, 4, and 6-foot lengths the fixtures provide variable white light output from 2,800-6500K with +2/-2 green adjustment and a CRI of up to 94. Output is 6,500; 2400; and 3600 lumens respectively. The red, green, blue, and white emitters which make up the LED array can also be controlled individually to provide colored light for scene setting or effects. All of the lengths have a native beam angle of 22 degrees which can be modified to 43 degrees with the optional border lens and to an 80 degree by 35-degree asymmetrical beam with the optional cyc optic.
The fixtures offer onboard control via a rear-mounted touch screen as well as remote control via DMX/ RDM and wireless control using optional LumenRadio. When controlled via DMX, a control channel enables switching between the variable white and color modes without needing to access the fixture. The fixtures can also be sub-divided to allow different sections of the overall fixture to be controlled separately and the design of the housing and mounting is such that fixtures can be lined up end to end with no gap for a continuous appearance. The compact form factor (less than 7.5” x 9” square in height and depth) will make these fixtures are a good choice for spaces with low trims and their comparatively narrow beam angle will allow for a relatively longer throw than other variable white/ color mixing fixtures.
Cinestar is the newest addition to the Airstar family. It has been designed with versatility in mind. Cinestar is fully dimmable, with easy to use bicolor temperature controls. It features a low-profile body and is completely portable, making it the perfect lighting choice for studio, stage, and set applications.
Cinestar allows for fast set up (just 15 minutes), and even though it's 5' wide when inflated it is easily transportable because it compacts down into a small case and weighs around 26 pounds.
While other Airstar units like the Crystal have been used for area, event and sometimes on sets the Cinestar is the first content creation dedicated lighting balloon that uses Airstars flicker-free "Dynamic White" LED technology with a bi-color LED array with 2700K to6500K with a high CRI of 96 that uses 850 watts.
Anton Bauer continues to address new issues facing the broadcast and film industry when it comes to batteries. The helps users adapt to the IATA regulations which mandate that Lithium-ion batteries may only carry a charge of 30 percent or less of their rated capacity when transported as cargo. In just three hours, the LPD can discharge four 90 WH batteries from full. It also does not require external power to operate, making it ideal for both convenience and protection. This solution is lightweight and robust for easy travel, as well as fan-cooled and thermally protected for safe unattended use. While Anton Bauer introduced this product last year, it remains extremely popular for traveling broadcasters and rental houses alike.