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“ Reports from Barbizon staffers about the latest products and releases featured at the LDI 2016 Show held October 21-23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”


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Interactive Technology

Interactive Technologies, Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, introduced the Cue Server 2 this year. This update to an already powerful show control system sets it apart from other lighting control systems. CueServer 2 is offered in a rack mounted and DIN rail mounted form factor. Offering control of up to 32 DMX universes via DMX or Ethernet protocols (sACN, Art-Net, Kinet) the CueServer 2 can run complex shows, and execute thousands of commands from hundreds of triggers and external devices.


The new specs are as follows :




































































































Cues 1,000,000 per Cue Stack
Cue Stacks Unlimited
Groups, Macros 100,000
Global Rules, Timer Events 1,000
Buttons 1,000
Audio Clips, Web Content Unlimited
Ethernet UDP, TCP, HTTP, Telnet, SNTP, sACN, KiNET v1/v2, CueScript, CueStation
RS-232, RS-485 ASCII, CueScript (available on Terminal Blocks)
Contact Closures 8 (available on Terminal Blocks)
Digital Outputs 8 (available on Terminal Blocks)
Audio 3.5mm (1.4") Jacks for stereo input/output
Ethernet Ports 2
USB 1x Type-A USB Host Port, 1x Micro-B USB Device Port
Power 30V DC (12V DC Nominal), 12 Watts, 2.1mm Input Jack
Real-Time Clock Battery-backed, 1 second resolution
LCD Display 40 Character x 2 Line
Function Buttons 8 RGB LED Function Buttons, 5-Way Joystick Nav. Switch
Programming Interface Desktop application (Mac OS X, Windows)
Offline Programming Yes
Remote Programming Yes
Memory MicroSD Card (up to 32GB)
Form Factor 1U Rack Mount
Power Supply Included Yes
Mounting Brackets Included Rack Ears

http://interactive-online.com/

Kinotehnik

kinotehnik PractiliteKinotehnik has introduced the Practilite 602. The 602 is a versatile bright LED Fresnel lighting fixture that comes with an app for smartphones and is Bluetooth capable. This remote function is cost-effective and useful for single-person shooters or small crews when a gaffer is not available. The Practilite 602 makes event lighting, documentary shooting and field interviews more efficient as managing the lighting setup and adjustments are made with greater ease.

The 602's unique fresnel lens design provides greater light range than conventional LED fixtures and enables superior color mixing. The lensing also allows wider shot angles and precise light-shaping without losing the LED output power/throw which is typically the case with barndoor controlled fixtures. This compact and powerful fresnel light is designed to gather and throw as much light as possible through its 3.2" 80mm fresnel lens, providing you with unprecedented size to light output ratio.

The variable color temperature allows operators to adjust to a variety of color temperatures that each shooting location requires. From tungsten to daylight or any lighting situation in between, you just dial in the matching color balance and required brightness from your smartphone.

https://www.kinotehnik.com/

Le Maitre

Le Maitre has been designing and manufacturing stage pyrotechnics and fog, smoke and haze machines since 1977 so needless to say, they are an industry staple for these solutions. One might ask how can a manufacturer who has been around so long could possibly “re-invent the wheel” for fog and haze machines. Well, you make them more efficient and you make them SMART!

Le Maitre MVS SmartLe Maitre revealed their new MVS SMART Haze Machine at LDI retaining all of the features of the highly popular MVS hazer but adding smart control and monitoring features. This allows the user to set up and control the hazer from a mobile device, tablet or computer. Once connected via Wi-Fi, the MVS SMART can be monitored and controlled over the internet through Le Maitre’s evolving Machine Portal Interface.

Also on display was the G300-SMART smoke machine that features Internet of Things technology. Rugged, versatile and durable, with a massive output of dense white smoke, it supports both WiFi and LAN connectivity for set-up, monitoring, and diagnostics. As with the MVS SMART, the user can set up and change the configuration of the machine via a mobile phone or tablet.

On hand was the Eco Hazer which is an incredibly efficient water-based hazer that is environmentally friendly, producing pure and long-lasting haze using just 100-150W. The Neutron hazer, with its high-powered quiet fan and low fluid consumption, is a simple, popular hazer, ideal for small to medium sized venues, whilst the robust and powerful Haze Master has a tremendous output capacity and is designed for the road.

http://www.lemaitreltd.com

Lee Filters

Lee Filters releases Diffusion Comparator and Stopper Exposure Guide App (Android & IOS)

lee-diff-appDiffusion Comparator App

The Official LEE Filters Diffusion Comparator enables lighting designers to directly compare different diffusions lighting a model. As the video plays simply tap to switch the diffusion in real time. It's a great way to select the perfect diffusion for your next project. The comparator is built from video clips of a real world lighting setup using a single M8 source and every diffusion in the LEE range. By switching between them you'll immediately see how each molds the shadow in subtle but distinct ways. You'll also notice any color balance changes.


  • Switch diffusions in real-time as the video plays

  • Pause to compare similar frames, for instance, a long shot or profile view

  • A commentary track by DOP Don McVey is also available


The app includes various design refinements so you can get the most from this tool:

  • This is a universal app designed for both iPhone and iPad

  • On either device switch between portrait and landscape views and retract or expand the menu to get the best possible view

  • Collapse the diffusion list so you can quickly jump between any filters


It's a great tool to learn more about lighting with diffusion and for creative experimentation before getting on set.

stopperStopper Exposure Guide App

This is the official exposure guide for photographers using LEE Filters range of Stopper long exposure camera filters. It's designed to help you get the most from your Big, Little and Super Stopper filters - accurately calculating the precise exposure you require and offering a flexible timer for very long shutter speeds.

Tap the menu at the top to select your Stopper:

  • 6 Stops = Little Stopper

  • 10 Stops = Big Stopper

  • 15 Stops = Super Stopper


Turn the left-hand wheel to dial in your metered shutter speed (before you insert any filters) and read the adjusted exposure on the right-hand wheel. The app converts a full range of shutter speeds in 1/3 stop increments.

Use the built-in countdown timer for any exposure over 5 seconds and see in a glance how long you have left. For very long exposures you’ll also get a reminder notification plus all countdowns finish with an alarm and a timestamp.

There’s also a handy User Guide and links to a variety of informative and inspirational web resources to support your Stopper photography.

http://www.leefilters.com/

Lex Products

Lex Products PowerFLEX™ PowerData CableWhile there was a lot to see at Lex's booth this year the highlight was their being awarded the ESTA Member's Choice award for their Lex Products PowerFLEX™ PowerData Cable. By combining power and data within a common jacket, Lex reduced cable tangling and clutter without the need for banding. A Cat 5e stranded cable supports RS-485 or Ethernet-based protocols while 12 guage power cable supports up to 20 Amps at 120 volts. A molded ‘Y’ reinforces the cable at the point of the split, preventing separation of individual cables that won’t deteriorate over the service life of the extension.

Other new cable assemblies include Cat 6 Touring Shielded Cable, EverGrip® powerCON® Coupler Extension and Adapter, and the EverGrip® Soft Connector Strip.

cineboxLex Products has added a 300 Amp and 600 Amp box to their CineBox™ line as well. These additions utilize heavy duty rubber enclosures that are electrically insulated and resistant to shock, impact and corrosion. Hydraulic magnetic breakers, duplex receptacles with USB ports and rugged enclosure protection round out a feature-laden series of products so important to the Studio market.

Lex PCS TrioAttendees also few additions to Lex's flagship PCS Trio dimming line (now also available in a touring rack version.) Lex now has their own Digital to analog Demultiplexer that converts digital signals (DMX) into (16) channels of analog control voltage. It works in concert with PCS TRIO relays for the control of fixtures requiring mains switching as well as direct current control.

For rack safety and noise Lex now has a Weight Transfer Stand that sits beneath an 8- or 16-Module Chamber and is used to transfer the system weight to the floor while maintaining proper air flow clearance. Where noise dampening is needed a sound-diminishing device called the Decibel Dampener. Requiring no tools for installation, this cowling dramatically reduces the operating sound generated by the Module Chamber.

 

Lightronics

Lightronics fxle1232wLightronics introduced the new FXLE1232W Warm WhiteDimmable LEDEllipsoidal Lighting Fixture, an addition to their existing FXLE1260W Daylight unit. The FXLE1232W is a 3200K LED ellipsoidal fixture that operates in either automatic standalone control or DMX-512 modes. The unit is constructed with a High Impact Plastic Housing, draws 150W and is available in 19°, 26°, 36° and 50° Beam Spreads.

fxle1260wb_1webLooking for something more colorful? The FXLD2512B5I6 LED Wash Lighting Fixture Bar with 12x25W LED in linear form or the FXLD1018FRP5I LED PAR with 18 x 10W provide RGBW 5 in 1 color LEDS to put a creative splash of color on your stage or set.

http://www.lightronics.com

Lite Gear, Inc

Lite GearThe LiteGear LiteTile product line is a blend of LiteMat LED engines in an engineered textile housing. This unique form factor allows a user to install thin, soft, Hybrid light into previously unavailable areas. The LiteTile uses the new CineMitter LED which has 95+ CRI, and an extended CCT range from 2600K to 6000K . Each individual LiteTile (2‘x4‘ or 2‘x8‘) is finished with hook and loop Velcro® and can attach, or “tile” together to form any number of shapes and sizes. LiteTile can easily rig into existing grip or butterfly frames, or as an alternative, they can be used separately to attach to anything like a drop-ceiling or directly to a set wall. The unique shape of LiteTile allows the fixture to fold like a paper map into the size of a LiteMat 1. This unique folding method makes storage and transportation a breeze.

Lite Gear Website

LitePanels

lp-astra-softLitepanels showed their new Astra 1X1 Soft Bi-Color. This fixture is available exclusively in Bi-Color and gives you the output of a soft light but in a flat panel form factor. It has a higher intensity, and with this soft light, you get a much wider area than what you usually get from a single fixture - output is comparable to a 2K Tungsten or 575W HMI.

Litepanels also showed their new product, ‘Manfrotto, Powered by Litepanels’. This is a series of on-camera (Spectra 2, MicroPro 2 and Croma 2) and half-panel LED lights (Lykos). The Croma 2 is a bi-color light that takes the potential of the original Croma and doubles the output, achieving twice the brightness of the original using Sony manfrotto-on-camL-Series Batteries. The Micropro 2 is a daylight LED solution that also manages to achieve twice the brightness of the original Micropro whilst powered by a Sony L-Series Battery. The Spectra 2 doubles the performance and brightness of its predecessor, making it a fantastic value for photo and video professionals seeking an efficient, portable lighting solution. The Lykos Bi-Color and Daylight fixtures are the flagship product of the series and have the ergonomics to be operated with one hand. This unit is as bright as the original Litepanel 1x1 and half the size.

http://www.litepanels.com

Lycian

lycian-superstarThe Superstar line has been given a power boost! They have upped the lamp sizes in both units as well as adding a fan to keep the unit cooler. The new units are shipping now!

http://lycian.com/

LynTec

LynTecLyntech was showing enhancements to their RPC platform at LDI.

The panels make it possible for LynTec customers to add more circuits in the same horizontal wall space to control a greater number of components, as needed. Taking advantage of a change in the National Electrical Code, the RPC panels support 48, 66, and 84 circuit breaker positions. Previously, RPC panels were available only with 30 or 42 circuit breaker slots. Customers have incremental options between the 30- and 84-position panels with no increase in width. All RPC panels leverage the RPC controller’s ability to address up to 168 motorized circuit breakers. The new panels are also available as main lug only (MLO) and main circuit breaker (MCB) in 225, 400, and 600-amp interiors.








Also new to the RPC family of control panels is the capability to add dimming control. This new feature is being demonstrated for the first time at LDI 2016. LynTec has combined breaker/relay switching with 0-10VDC dimming in a single RPC panel for DMX512 or streaming ACN (E1.31, sACN). This now allows analog low-voltage dimming and power on/off switching for each controlled individual DMX or sACN channel and line voltage circuit. Up to 64 0-10VDC dimming positions can be combined in a breaker or relay panel. The new feature and hardware seamlessly work together through LynTec’s popular and easy-to-use built-in web server.

http://lyntec.com








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