We're back from the 2019 NAB Show. Barbizon Lighting's staff was busy exploring the show floor and even getting some sneak peeks of new products coming soon. Now we're sorting through notes and pictures to compile our annual Show Report. We'll update this post when complete - in the meantime we'll be adding items as they come in.
Check back here over the next few days and if we missed something email us at email@example.com to let us know!
AAdyntech has expanded its line of fixtures with the new Punch and JAB Quad panels. At 278,000 Lumens (wow!), the Punch Quad has a 36” x 24” aperture. It has the equivalent output of four of its popular Punch fixture and is IP65 rated, all in a single soft panel configuration. The JAB Quad is a smaller version with a 24” x 18” aperture. Both fixtures have variable white color temperature control from 2800K to 6000K with Plus/Minus green correction. They are also RDM and wired and wireless DMX capable. These fixtures are excellent for slow-motion photography as they are flicker-free up to 260,000 fps along with dimming. You can power them with 100/277VAC-50/60HZ. These fit a wide range of production needs and are very well built. They dominate the sports lighting category for interviews and outdoor weather temporary set-ups and compete with HMIs with one-tenth the power required.
AC Lighting was awarded the 2019 NAB Product of the Year for their new Space Force onebytwo™, a cost-effective, bright, high-quality variable white LED soft light panel. The onebytwo™ is a modern replacement for traditional soft sources used in TV studios, live broadcast, film, and photographic applications.
Highly efficient and natively single-source, the onebytwo™ offers variable Color Temperature between 2,800K and 6,000K, and has an output of up to 13,900 lumens. The extremely high quality, diffused light is matched by a superbly smooth dimming intensity gradation. Convection cooling provides quiet operation for studio applications.
Anton Bauer, another brand in The Vitec Group was featuring their Titon Lithium-ion batteries, and faster, higher, stronger seems to be their motto. Anton/Bauer Titon is available in two versions, a 90Wh and a 150Wh Battery. These batteries deliver power in temperatures from -4F to 140F. Titon batteries feature an LCD screen that shows you exactly how much runtime remains, down to the minute as well as a Smart USB port that supplies 5v / 2A to charge all your mobile devices too.
Arri’s booth was packed this year with the introduction of
the Alexa Mini LF. Equipped with a
larger than full frame sensor, the LF records 4.5K natively. This compact new
camera will enable filmmakers to explore the large format aesthetic with ARRI’s
legendary color science and further benefit from huge dynamic range.
On the lighting side Arri expanded the control of the new
L-Series & Sky-Panel Lighting Fixtures with the introduction of the
Stellar. Stellar is an App (available for
Android & iOS) that offers wireless
control of many of the features built into the flagship LED products. Controls include:
BB&S Lighting introduced the Area 48 Color a full-featured panel with Red, Green, Blue, 2700K & 5600K LEDs. Do not be fooled by its small form factor. The Color 48 boasts 13,000 lumens of precision color mixing with high CRI across the range. Its features include :
BLUESHAPE is a product brand emerging from broad experience in the fields of rechargeable battery technologies like NICD, NIMH, LI-ION, and LI-Polymer. They are battery pack designers and manufacturers and in fact, supply complete solutions in the design and manufacture of rechargeable battery products and accessories.
BLUESHAPE is native European brand
with its base in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Following an encouragingly good international
acclamation, the BLUESHAPE management ventured in further investments to
produce other useful broadcast products ranging from chargers to accessories
such as camera mounting plates and innovative software systems for battery
monitoring and testing. Today, BLUESHAPE manufactures some of the best
performing V-lock batteries and some of the fastest chargers available on the
BLUESHAPE’s obsession is to pack higher value
and innovative features within its products. The product range is steadily on
the increase with new cutting-edge products introduced on a regular basis.
Some highlights during NAB 2019 were their Granite Series batteries compatible with all the major brands such as Arri. These batteries differ from the competition by charging and discharging each cell at the same time rather than one by one. This allows for a much evener cycle and longer life. Additional technology on these include the innovative GRANITE LINK Wi-Fi connectivity features that allow remote battery monitoring and control, further enhancing convenience to users.
Brightline this year was featuring their new cMe2, Huddle Room Light. This new Credenza or Wall-mount fixture is heading to production and will be available soon. The fixture utilizes 3500°K CCT LEDs with a high-quality output of greater than 97 CRI, perfect for video conferencing applications. Power consumption per fixture is 32 watts. With a quick setup, available pan and tilt, and an onboard dimmer wheel Brightline is targeting this fixture at all those permanent or impromptu huddle rooms throughout your facilities. These spaces are often hard-to-light yet perfect-to-collaborate in. Standard black finish and comes with hardware for wall or Credenza mount.
featured at their booth was their line of entirely POE fixtures; BL.16, Flex-T,
Strealth-T, LVCI, and VideoPlus. These fixtures
offer simple power runs, are easy to setup, and reduce power consumption. Power
and control are carried over Cat5 or Cat6 network cable.
Chauvet several new items which they released at Prolight + Sound (they, unfortunately, were unable to bring the fixture with them to NAB)—the new Chauvet MK3 profile and spot units.
The MK3 Profile has almost 4 times the amount of lumens as the MK2—51,000 source lumens to be exact. CT is 7,441K with a CRI of 91.2 with filter (CRI is 73 without). It has a large zoom range of 6 to 54 degrees. Similar to the MK2 it has an advanced shutter system however, with a 120-degree rotation. Color mixing includes CMY and CTO, along with a 6 color flag wheel. For gobos, there are 7 rotating glass and 9 static. Other features include an effects wheel, two frost flags, fast 9:1 iris, 3 facet and 5 facet prisms. The MK3 Spot is similar to the Profile with a couple of exceptions. They replace the framing shutters with a 3rd gobo wheel (rotating) and the Spot includes a 5 facet linear and 5 facet round prism wheel.
For highlights on-set or for the control/edit rooms, Chauvet Professional's Ovation FTD-55WW is a track mounted, warm white LED (3-inch) "inkie" Fresnel-style fixture. This fixture projects a bright, beautifully soft field of light within a 30º – 69º field angle controlled by a manual zoom allowing you to add light where needed. A barn door for the fixture is included to help shape the light and direct the light.
Chimera is the premier designer and manufacturer of quality lighting products for film, video and still photography. Their lighting products consistently deliver award-winning imagery and are probably the most sought-after accessory for any lighting fixture. At NAB 2019, Chimera continued their product development with Litegear to create larger overheads with new F3. The F3 not only provides bright, even distribution of light, it also packs up into a convenient carrying case. If portability is, even more, your thing, then check out the Panel Lantern; small, portable, bright overhead lighting.
continues to add accessories like soft boxes, diffusers, barn doors, scrims and
speed rings for almost every major lighting manufacturer on the market. If you
need assistance figuring out which accessory goes with which fixture, check out
their handy website: https://chimeralighting.com/speed-ring-finder/
Dedo was back at NAB with a series of fan-less LED focusable fixtures like the LEDZilla and their 20/40/and 90-watt units. However, none were newly released since 2018. Dedo is looking to update their line of non-LED fixtures but are working hard trying to make the efficiency to be equivalent as their halogen predecessors.
At 5.5 lb, the LED1000 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate from Dracast is an ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where color accuracy, control, and flicker-free output are of major importance. The 95 CRI variable color temperature from 3200-5600K or anywhere in between means that you can quickly match the prevailing ambient or artificial light balance with a simple twist of a knob while others are still applying filters. Dimming is equally convenient via another knob that adjusts the light intensity from 100-0% with negligible color shift. The low electrical draw of just 60W means a timely return on your investment. The durable aluminum frame is supported by a sturdy, U-shaped yoke with locking knobs on each side and a standard 5/8″ receiver. The LED1000 can be used worldwide, powered by the included 100-240 VAC adapter or by optional V-Mount 14.8V batteries. Accessories include optional 4-way barn doors for contouring and control of the LED1000’s 45-degree beam angle. A carry case is included.
New from Fluotec at NAB was the CineLight 120 Quad. This Tunable Softlight square format quad LED panel is white light tunable in color temperatures from 2700k to 6600k and sports a reported 97 CRI. The lightweight 24.25 lb fixture packs a power punch at only 266w. Quad measures 21” high by 24” wide creating a very large and even source of light. Quad is the largest light source in Flouotec's Cinelight line of fixtures complementing its 1x4 brother, the Cinelight 60 1x2, and the Cinelight 30 1x1. All can be controlled locally by the digital display or via industry standard DMX-512 control protocol.
Hive showed the new BUMBLE BEE 25-C. At 2.5” long and weighing just 1lb, the BUMBLE BEE 25-C is Hive Lighting's most portable fixture. It has multiple mounting points to allow for easy rigging to cameras, drones, practicals, stages, and sets.
Like all Hive LEDs, the BUMBLE BEE 25-C features Hive’s Perfect S.H.O.T. system and Omni-color LED technology, runs off a battery or universal wall power and is compatible with hundreds of accessories.
Bee 25-C FEATURES:
150W incandescent equivalent
Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
360° Hue Control
0 - 100% Dimming Control
0 – 100% Saturation Control
1,650K – 8,000K Color Temperature
DMX and Smartphone control
100 – 240 V input via Universal Wall/Battery
12V input via XLR
2.5” / 63mm Length
4” / 100mm Diameter
1 lbs. / 0.5 kg. Weight
The Hive Honey Mirror is a tunable LED light mirror that can reproduce any color in high fidelity. Easily tune color temperature using the manual knob, or use the Hive S.H.O.T App to recreate any saturated or white light environment. Full spectrum, and a wide gamut, the Honey Mirror is perfect for double-checking a look in any situation. Equally useful for completing a morning touch-up at home, or to perfecting FX make-up big-budget shoot.
The tunable color of the Honey
Mirror replicates the color and beauty of full spectrum sunlight. Look your
best in any light, ahead of time.
Multiple mounting options
available including a road case mount option.
K5600 introduced a new family of lighting. After looking for
a solution that met the K5600 exacting engineering standards, K5600 found a way
to manufacture LEDs without compromising on their promise of quality and
reliability. At NAB 2019 K5600 introduced the Joker 300 LED and the Alpha 300
The Joker 300 is the same familiar form factor and compatible with Joker 400 accessories and is available in four configurations; Parabolic Beamer, Lenses, Soft Box, or Ellipsoid Spot. The lumen output in some configurations is comparable to the Joker 400.
The Alpha 300 is based on the Alpha 800 HMI and delivers
crisp highlight/shadow quality comparable to traditional tungsten or HMI
Lights. It is adjustable from five to 55 degrees of beam spread, had a 6.9” PlanoConvex
stepped lens, giving bright and even light.
Both LED units feature :
K5600’s unique bi-color matrix LED chip
High lumen/watt output and 95+ color rendering
300-watt max output from 2700 to 6500 K.
Wired and wireless DMX compatibility, using
Lumen Radio protocol
9’ K5600 standard head cable.
Ballasts are available for either a single unit or one that can drive up to four heads.
The new FreeStyle 4 LED DMX fixture and controller was the newest offering from Kino Flo at NAB this year. It is an addition to their FreeStyle T44 fixture line. The LED tubes used display Kino Flo’s True Match white light and RGBWW color management system.
As the name suggests, there are 4 True Match tubes attached in the fixture housing. They are RDM capable. The controller for the fixture has four menu options; one white, two color and FX. With the white menu, the color temperature range is from 2700K to 6500K with dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels. In the first color menu, the color temp range is from 2500K to 9900K, with three additional channels; Gel, Hue Angle and Saturation. The Gel channel includes presets such as blue and green screen and over 100 well-known lighting gels colors. The second color menu provides individual RGB control. The FX menu has custom presets like Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. The controller comes with standard DMX, wireless DMX (Lumen Radio), universal input of 100-240VAC and 24VDC. This is a very versatile fixture and is made to Kino Flo’s exacting standards.
Litepanel’s booth was flashing this year, displaying their all new Gemini 1x1 Soft RGBWW LED panel. If you are familiar with the Gemini 2 x 1 this is the skinnier version. If not the Gemini has four operating modes; CCT, HIS, Gel, and Effects. You can operate/control the Gemini with its onboard control screen or via DMX, wireless DMX, or Bluetooth. With the Gemini 1x1, you can easily switch between AC and battery, V-Mount or Gold Mount, since the Gemini 1x1 draws just 200W.
The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel Line has seen a fair share of technical advancements in 2019 starting out with an increased range of variable white color temperatures referred to by Lumos as “Multi Kelvin”. The option now ranging from 2800 to 6500. This extended color temp range applies to the entire Lumos Hawk Fresnel line including the 50MK, 100MK, 150MK and 200MK.
The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel line has a new addition, the Hawk 400. This high-powered LED Fresnel generates the tungsten equivalent light output as a 3000w Fresnel but only draws 400w. The Beam angle ranges from 15 to 50 degrees. It too is available in Daylight, Tungsten or Multi Kelvin with a CRI of +97 and comes with a 2-year factory warranty. Just like the rest of the Hawk Fresnel line, the Hawk 400 can be power by a 12 to 24VDC battery for any location shooting.
popular Lumos Glow Panel is now available in a 1x1 size (Glow Panel 200c)
added to the already extensive selection of RGBW LED Panel sizes.
stop by the Mole-Richardson booth and not notice their newest fixture, the 24”
20k LED was front and center. This 3000
Watt LED will be shipping soon and comes in either 3200 or 5600K with a 95+
CRI. Gone are the days of a separate power supply for this giant. Simply use
the two included / detachable 20 ft.
PowerCON TRUE1 to Edison cables with inline Toggle Switch. Control is possible either by DMX or
Co. also expanded their already impressive line of variable white fixtures this
year with the addition of the Vari-Soft Panel LED. The Vari-Soft Panel is 400
Watts, has a CCT range of 2700 – 6500k with +/- green, and a 95+ CRI. When considering which panel light will be
best for you, consider Mole-Richardson’s Vari-Soft Panel LED.
The Varsa has taken a new shape, and it's round! With an output comparable to that of a 400 watt HMI fixture, the Varsa 2 uses only 75 watts and weighs a meager 10 pounds. It's ready to go when you are with instant-on, AC/DC power options, and beautiful, flicker-free light. It’s also IP65 rated allowing you to use in any condition rain or shine.
New features also include Nila Net control software upgrades and a limited lifetime warranty.
Point Source Audio has expanded its already reliable dual element microphones. The expanded collection now includes headset, lavalier or EMBRACE Earmount options in an ultra-petite form factor.
The one-of-a-kind design pairs two microphone elements into
a single housing to create a form factor that is ultra low profile. The paired
elements are factory matched in frequency and sensitivity so that when vital
backup is initiated any difference in audio performance is nearly undetectable.
Each microphone features…
Dual Petite Elements Only 3mm Each
Sonically Matched Elements ± .05 dB
Second Element Practically Disappears...
Both Elements IP 57 Waterproof (as always)
Convenient Single Cable Splits to Two Packs
Point-Source also showed in-ear audio headsets for intercom and camera.
he CM-i3 and CM-i5 are part of a radically new in-ear headset series featuring an unparalleled combination of ambiance-isolation, lightweight comfort, and earphone modularity. Its in ear design offers precise capabilities for left, right, or left/right audio monitoring. Weighing between 1 to 2oz., the headsets’ patented design offers an elegant alternative over traditional bulky headsets — no more compromising comfort for quality.
Do you work with more than one comms system? Don't get stuck with the guess work. This line of headsets has adapters for nearly any intercom system, including iPhones and iPads with easily changeable plugs!
Thank you to Point-Source Audio as their mics were used in the Barbizon Lighting #NABshow booth for our presentations.
This year was all about accessories. The Q-LED series has been expanded to include configurable cases, and more custom built harnesses for various battery and power supplies to make the already flexible line better.
Quasar is also making a push on their S-LED Line Light Bulbs as a solution to both your personal and professional lighting needs. Quasar Science has developed the industry’s first line of motion picture ready LED Light Bulbs offering our beautiful color spectrum, as well as Flicker Free electronics combining all the advantages of consumer, LED Light Bulbs with Quasar's advanced color methodology, providing an environment that is as pleasurable as it is efficient. For use in the home, office, factory and on camera.
The patent-pending MIX technology features a proprietary blend of six LEDs: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables the MAXI MIX fixture to generate a wide gamut of colors and create accurate Rosco gel matches that have been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts.
The largest and the brightest member of the MIX range of LED fixtures, the MAXI MIX is capable of producing up to 7550 Lux (@1M @5500K) – making it the perfect choice for washing your scene in bold colors, luscious tints or flattering, full-spectrum white light. MAXI MIX fixtures can also be tiled together, enabling filmmakers and studio lighting technicians to create large walls of LED light.
On the filter side, Rosco Laboratories are seeing some increase in their sales for the Opti-Sculpt, which is a product they released last year. Opti-sculpt is a 10mil polycarbonate light-shaping material available in sheets only of 24”x 20” and 24”x 40”. It comes in 11 different degree patterns—circular and linear--and is heat-resistant and flame retardant.
We used to think of rabbit ears as an antenna atop older tv sets, but brand new to NAB 2019 was The Rag Place’s Rabbit-Ears! These new Rabbit-Ears mount quickly sets up the same SNAPBAGs on powerful LED fixtures including Arri Skypanel S60, Cineo HS Series, Creamsource Doppio, and even 2x BB&S Area 48s!
Ushio released its new 100w bicolor broadcast LED panel called the Zylight Go Panel and it features an IP65 rating for use in the rain and a +/- green adjustment. The color temperature ranges from 3100k to 6200k and has a built-in mechanically controlled diffuser to spread a narrow 26-degree native beam spread. The fixture can be controlled locally, Zylink, Bluetooth, LumeRadio or with DMX via RJ45 in and out jack. No yoke needed for the Go Panel, instead of this all aluminum fixtures comes with a unique friction mount at the bottom. This fixture is made in the USA and comes with a 2 years factory warranty. This new addition to the Zylight line will be delivering in August 2019.
The Zylight F8-200
and F8-100 flat Fresnel is
now available in bicolor ranging from 2800k to 6000k.
Ushio Zylight is now the exclusive distributer of LDDE in
north America. Manufactured in
lighting instruments are known for high output and pinpoint control. LDDE’s
diverse LED product line is used extensively for live theater throughout
Europe, and its LED backlight solutions provide rear projection solutions for
TV, film, and live events.
Ushio’s Zylight USA is now the exclusive distributor for FXLION professional Li-ion Battery Manufacturer. Since 1997, FXLion has been manufacturing lithium Ion battery technology for the broadcast industry. With its research and development teams, they are dedicated to delivering robust, rugged, high-quality portable power solutions. Known throughout Asia and Europe for producing a wide variety of quality power related products, FXLion is committed to delivering for the demanding needs of mobile production throughout the Americas. FXLion lithium-ion batteries chargers and high-power lithium packs are designed with advanced circuitry to safeguard against failures, manufactured with the highest quality sourced powe cells, and are ISO:2008 and CE certified.
Ushio brings you the Zylight USA Rayzr MC (Multicolor) Series, advanced RGB, WW, CW LED Soft panels that give you the right light in any situation. Source Matching enables you to mimic any light source for consistent results. The fixtures series is available in three-panel sizes, MC 100 16”x9”, MC 120 12”x12” and the MC 200 20”x14”. Each model features a +/- Green / Magenta adjustment and is completely fan-less for silent operation. Each Rayzr MC panel is loaded with a fixture library of 300+ Gel Colors and special effects including Party, Candle, Club, Cop Car, Fire, Fireworks, Light Strobe, Lightning and Television. The base frequency of the MC series can be adjusted to provide flawless high-speed performance at any setting. All models come with a battery plate and run with standard 14.4V V-Mount batteries. Gold Mount option coming soon. The fixture can be controlled locally, WiFi (via the WR1 wireless router) or DMX via an internal 3-Pin XLR in and out. The Rayzr MC is a powerful, lightweight affordable s solution for any television studio. To top it off the Eayzr MC won the cinema5D Award for Best of Show and Product of the Year Award in the Lighting Category at the 2019 NAB Show.
The Ushio Fabric-Lite is now available with a 350w model which delivers over 1 f-stop of additional lumen output. The original 200w model is still available and can run off a 12v to 30v batter but the new 350w model can be powered by a 48VDC or (2) 26v batteries.