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“ Reports from Barbizon on new and interesting lighting and production equipment for content acquisition and at the National Association of Broadcasters Show held April 18-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”


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Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC-NAB-2016With a colorful cast of new gear to show off, ETC lit up this year's NAB tradeshow with the ETC-MP Rolling Rack, Source 4WRD™ LED, mobile lighting controls, the ColorSource™ family.

ETC now offers a version of the 96-way Sensor® touring rack that's made with television and film studios in mind. The ETC-MP Rolling Rack packs 96 circuits into a compact footprint the size of a typical 48-way rack, and boasts a simplified circuit configuration. A CEM3 controller and ThruPower modules let you switch from a dimmer to a constant circuit at the touch of a button.

Save time and gain efficiency with the Source 4WRD™ LED. You can transform your tungsten Source Four® fixtures into white-light LEDs in just seconds by swapping out the burner assembly with a Source 4WRD. Its power draw is only 155 watts, but it's just as bright as a 575-watt extended-life HPL lamp. You can save 70 percent of the power and still get the same superior optics and camera-worthy light as a traditional Source Four.

ColorSource family

Industry leaders ETC recognized the need for an economical feature rich front end to address the multi-parameter lighting fixtures found in most modern day production environments and the ColorSource family of controllers was born.

ColorSource consoles streamline the patching process by doing most of the work. The consoles offer comprehensive RDM (remote device management) support , not found in most lighting controllers at this price point. When a console powers on, it immediately identifies any intelligent lights in the rig and populates their profiles in Patch. The fixtures can then be assigned to channels using the touchscreen and dragged into position on the onscreen stage map for easy direct-selection and programming. ColorSource desks support the color-mixing systems of all mainstream fixtures, including the extended gamut of ETC's seven-colorSource Four LEDandDesire luminaires. ColorSource consoles touchscreen interfaces include swatches of preprogrammed, attractive colors and a color wheel for quick, full-spectrum selection.

An AV version of the console is offered with HDMI and audio output, so that you can run sound cues, images, interactive Video Toy effects, sound-to-light effects and lighting cues from the same device.

S4 Series 2ETC Source 4 Series 2 LED introduces a whole new level of LED lighting that can be used across a wide range of production applications.

ETC's x7 Color System uses an array seven colors to create evocative color mixes. The Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr array is provided with a lime-green LED emitter, an evolution from the Series1 with the 7th color being white. Lime green increases lumen output in open white and lighter tints to make them brighter and livelier. The lime also enriches color-rendering by addressing the spectrum between the red and blue extremes to fills the gaps found in a standard RGBA array.

Daylight HD & Tungsten HD arraysSeries 2 is also available in Daylight HD and Tungsten HD were designed for the studio and other applications where quality lighting is a must. The Daylight HD array provides 4000k to 6500K variable-white light , and the Tungsten HD array creates warm (2700 to 4500K), adjustable-white light that mimics the performance of tungsten fixtures. CT and Tint can be adjusted to illuminate individual skin tones without the use of filters. Both arrays offer flicker-free operation - even at high shutter speeds and high lumen output for the brightest light in their respective color-temperature ranges.

Series 2 LED can be used with existing S4 lens barrels, but also with the exciting compliment of additional fittings including Fresnel lens adapter, (Asymmetrical) cyc adapter, or the EDLT (Enhanced Definition) range of Lens tubes with more precise optics, increased efficiency and crystal clear projection

S4 MiniSource4 Mini offers superior optics, precise image projection, shutter cuts and a bright, even field - in a fixture that's just one-third the size of a traditional Source Four. Only nine inches long, and available in both tungsten (3000K) and LED (3000K, Gallery high CRI 3000K, 4000K or 5000K) and in four field angles: 19°, 26°, 36° and 50.

The Source Four Mini is perfect for set dressing, image projection and highlighting in the studio or in the field. Available in track, canopy or portable hanging mounts. The portable unit typically comes with a mini-clamp, but Barbizon has developed a c-clamp form mounting on a standard studio grid – please inquire!

 

Erector Sets

Erector Sets | Set Contruction | Set DesignAfter many year of successful projects, Erector Sets continues to provide full service set design and fabrication from their facility in Philadelphia, PA. They provide top quality sets for the television, corporate exhibit and events industries. They have designed and provided numerous broadcast news sets with demanding criteria. Always on time and on budget, you can count on them for results. Always easy to work with and creative, Erector Sets demonstrates a willingness to go above and beyond expectations. Their designs are never “cookie cutter”. Their fabrication never cuts corners while their service is among the best in their field. Staffed by experienced design professionals and craftsmen, Erector Sets is an ideal choice for the exacting needs of the broadcast industry. With a diverse and extensive portfolio, including work with national network affiliates, cable networks, educational institutions and national sports teams, they have the expertise broadcast demands.

Fiilex

Fiilex M1Fiilex released the M1 Intelligent Matrix Light to this year’s NAB, and it is versatile enough to handle many lighting tasks. With its 320w power draw, it is advertised to be the equivalent to a 1500w incandescent fixture. Its approximate 7” square face comes with a diffusion panel creates a 110 deg. soft beam of light. The optional fresnel panel narrows the beam down to 30 degs., and can be controlled with optional 4-leaf barndoors. The M1 has built in softbox mounting holes, so no speed ring is required for the optional softbox.

It is fully dimmable, either manually or via DMX control, and color temperature can be adjusted from 2800K to 6500K, in addition to hue control. It also has a CRI rating higher than 92 at any color temperature, and has an IP-24 water resistant rating.

The dimensions are 6.7” L x 11.7” W x 16.5” H and the weight is 9.5 lbs.

FluoTec - Lowel

studioled_450_r1_c1New this year at NAB, FluoTec release it new BiColor StudioLED 450, 250 and 650 model lighting fixtures. This new variable white capability allows studio operators to selects any color temperature ranging between 2800k and 6200k via a DMX console.

VegaLux Studio Fresnels are now also available in BiColor (3000k to 5800k) and features a motorized zoom ranging from 10 to 40 degrees via DMX control.

Fluotec is being distributed in the US by Tiffen / Lowel.

Frezzi

SunLight-by-FrezziFrezzi introduced at NAB this year the all new SunLight. It is bright, with a similar output of a 575W HMI, and has an all new proprietary directional focus. The SunLight focuses from a 20 degree spot through a full spread flood by adjusting the beam pattern without the use of lenses or filters maintaining 90+ CRI at 5600K. It draws only 1.8 Amps and can be run off AC or DC.

Gantom

Gantom Storm SeriesNew to the Gantom booth this year was Gantom’s new line of outdoor rated fixtures and outdoor rated cable. For those who are not familiar with the Gantom line, they carry a line of tiny fixtures with big output. There are flood and spot fixtures and also a gobo projector fixture. Both indoor and outdoor fixtures come in a variety of color options including fixed white, variable white or RGBW.

Gantom also has a line of controllers. Most are designed to work with their fixtures some of their products however their apps and the GPlex Micro console can be used with any DMX units. We use the GPlex constantly for small demos or testing new fixtures when a full lighting console is not necessary.

http://www.gantom.com

Hive Lighting

Hive Lighting continued to proudly exhibit its high quality line of plasma based lighting fixtures. Known for outstanding light output from low power consumption, the Hive Lighting fixtures are extremely efficient and deserve serious consideration.

Barbizon NAB 2016 - Hive-WaspOne such light that is particularly impressive is the WASP 1000 Plasma Par/Kit. With its 12” parabolic reflector, 4 HDP Lens Set and 1,000W plasma bulb, the WASP cranks out a ton of light. That is to say, equivalent to a 10,000W tungsten or a 2,500W HMI at a cost ~40% less to buy and 50% to operate, all with a small 9.5 amp draw. Claimed to be the highest quality artificial daylight ever produced, with a 98 CRI, you can understand why there is plenty of excitement surrounding this light. It is 100% flicker free, as are all of the Hive Lighting products, which makes it ideal for high frame rate imaging. Being a single point source bulb it produces a single shadow, not a multi-shadow nightmare that can often occur with other technologies. The plasma bulb for the WASP has an expected life of 50,000 hours and has adjustable color temperature between 4,600K and 6,500K. Get ready to compete with the sun.

IKAN

Known for their durable and economical products, IKAN offers more than a thousand products tailored to the needs of those engaged in motion picture production, broadcast endeavors, and still photography at all levels of proficiency - from beginners to aspiring practitioners to industry pros. In addition to high-quality video monitors, the company has a full range of lighting equipment, camera support and stabilization systems, teleprompters, and accessories for both studio and field production.

Ikan-LyraIKAN – Was offering 3 new LED Soft lights, The Lyra, The Mylo and the Rayden at NAB.

The Lyra is offered in 4 models. The LW10 is a 1x1 fixed, 5600K daylight color temperature panel. It has a beam angle of 110 degrees and boasts a clean single shadow. It has a high CRI chop array with ½ stop soft diffusion. The LB10 is a bi-color version of the LW with a color temperature range of 3200-5600K. The LW5 and LB5 are half x 1 studio LED lights. They also come in a fixed daylight color of 5600K or a bi-color with a range of 3200-5600K. All models offered with ikan barn doors with intensifiers for shaping the light and a 30 degree angled yoke for unobstructed movement.

The Rayden has a tighter beam angle than the Lyra for a brighter, longer throw. It is also offered in 4 models. RB 10 and RW10 are 1x1 studio and field LED fixture. Both models boast a 50 degree beam angle, high CRI array and a 30 degree angled yoke for unobstructed movement. The RW10 has a solid 5600K color temperature and the RB10 is adjustable from 3200-5600K. The RB5 and RW 5 are half x 1 studio and field LED fixtures. The offer a 40 degree beam angle with the same great color temperature as the 1x1. They also offer a 30 degree angled yoke for unobstructed movement. All models offered with ikan barn doors with intensifiers for shaping the light and a 30 degree angled yoke for unobstructed movement.

The Mylo is a 45 degree, 800 LED panel. This fixture’s smaller size will be useful for the ENG market. It has a high CRI, 45 degree LED array and a 50 degree beam angle. Accepts Sony L type batteries. The MW8 is 5600K daylight and the MB8 is bi-color at a range of 3200-5600K. Both models offered with ikan barn doors with intensifiers for shaping the light.

K5600

K5600 introduced us to several new products in their booth.

They have moved to further enK5600 Kurve - Sidehance the value of their Joker-Bug line with the Kurve series of Parabolic Umbrella Reflectors. Kurve reflectors are available in 3’, 4.5’, and 6’ diameters and can use Joker HMI’s up to 1600W as well as 2k incandescent and flash sources. Focus is adjusted from the rear of the unit and there is a crank handle for easy tilt adjustment. Output was very smooth, with no painful hotspot even looking at a reflection in a glass table top.

Bug A Beam 1600At the other end of the spectrum, for those of you who have felt limited by the 800W maximum on the previous generation Bug-A-Beam attachment for turning an ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal into an HMI, there is a new version which will allow use with a 1600W Joker. For the new version, K5600 had to come up with the own reflector assembly which replaces the standard Source Four back-end due to the intense heat of the 1600W lamp. The throw this unit achieved with 19-degree lens was truly impressive!

KinoFlo

KinoFlo Diva LEDKinoFlo showed their new Select and Diva-Lite LED lines of fixtures. Both will be available later this year in two sizes (20 and 30) and bring KinoFlo’s LED performance features to the remote ballast and Diva formats of KinoFlo’s earlier fluorescent fixtures. These fixtures will all feature a CRI of 95 plus and are variable color temperature from 2700-6500k. The Select and Diva-Lite LED also include adjustment for Green/ Magenta shift to enable better color matching with other sources. Select is the remote driver version and is available with a 25’ head cable. With the Diva-Lite LED, like with the original Diva-Lite, the driver is permanently mounted to the back of the head. The controller on both types allows the user to easily store up to four presets with color-temperature and color-shift settings for 1-button recall. In addition to the onboard controls, both can be controlled via wired DMX or wireless DMX using Lumen Radio. As with their fluorescent predecessors, the barn doors are built-in to the unit, the Flozier half diffuser can be added to further soften the output, and the beam can be shaped using 60 or 90-degree egg crate louvers.



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