NILA Lighting's presentation for NAB was enlightening as they continue to make it "hip to be a square!" Their powerful line of LED fixtures continue to impress lighting designers across the industry and are making their way on to more and more blockbuster films such as Batman vs Superman. NILA's Boxer, Zaila and Varsa line deliver high output LED lighting for Film and TV, ENG, High Speed and Sporting applications. These fixtures offer a high CRM and maintain a low power draw while staying flicker free at speeds up to 5000 FPS. Their new Arina fixture is the fixture of choice when you need lots of light without the hassles of heavy cabling, external dimmers, or lamp replacement chores. The Arina was designed to replace 2500W HMIs and 6000W tungsten fixtures. With a power draw of only 800W, flicker-free operation, and the most light output in its class, the Arina is an indispensable part of any lighting package. NILA offers many standard lighting kits as well as gives you the option to customize for your application.
CATEGORY: NAB 2016
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PAG launched its new PL150 Series of PAGlink Intelligent Linking Batteries at NAB in April 2016. The new Li-Ion batteries offer an increased capacity of 150Wh - 50% more than PL96 batteries - with no increase in size. PAG has used the latest high-capacity Li-Ion cells to create a 150Wh battery that is housed in the same case as the established 96Wh models, ensuring that PL150 batteries have the highest energy density of any Li-Ion battery of equivalent capacity brought to market.
Pelican made a great announcement at NAB with the release of their new Pelican™ Air cases. At up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases this new line of cases will lighten the loads of Pelican users. Pelican™ Air cases have been designed to cut weight without compromising durability. The best news about this announcement - this new line of cases also comes with Pelican's lifetime warranty! With inventive features that anticipate the needs of pros from every line of work, the new Pelican Air models offer innovation with an equal balance of toughness and lightness.
• Super-light Proprietary HPX2 Polymer • Proven Tough Double-Throw Latches • Automatic Purge Valve Balances Air Pressure • Watertight O-Ring Gasket • New Style “Conic Curve” Lid Shape • Crushproof and Dustproof • Stainless Steel Hasp Protectors • Rubber Overmolded Handles • New Removable Polycarbonate Card Holder With Front or Side Placement
Portabrace may not have reinvented the wheel but they have introduced it to their case line! Showcasing a diverse line of case solutions at the NAB show, the folks from Portabrace continue to inspire their customers with design, functionality and now easier portability by adding wheels to many of their already popular bags and cases. Opting not to use just any wheels but wheels found on professional inline skates makes these new cases ready for the extreme locations they are destined to go. New at NAB was a holster for the popular DJI OSMO
Rip-Tie, makers of the original Cable Wrap, introduced a new twist on the industry-standard in cable management. New for NAB 2016 they introduced the Rip-Lock. Gone are the days of cable wraps vanishing when the cable is uncoiled. The Rip-Lock is a semi-permanent wrap that stays on the cable until removed with a special “key”. One end of the hook and loop wrap has a slotted buckle with teeth that grip the loops, attaching to the cable. Once secured, the Rip-Lock can only be removed with a Rip-Lock key, a small piece of flat plastic with a hole for attaching to you keyring. A key is provided with every Rip-Lock. This small innovation has large implications in an industry that relies on cabling for a broad spectrum of applications. The Rip-Lock will benefit any user, one cable at a time.
Rosco is continuing to invest in developing new fixtures and hardware for the industry. The Silk 110 is the new fixture in Rosco’s Silk series of LED fixtures for film and broadcast. Measuring just under 13” square, the Silk 110 delivers 2000 lumens of output with a power consumption of only 110W. The color temperature range is 2800k to 6500 with a CRI, TLCI, and R9 of greater than 96 at both ends of the range. Color temperature and output level can be controlled via onboard controls or via DMX. The beam can be controlled with barndoors as well as 45 or 60-degree egg crate louvers. The Silk 110 can be powered from AC or optionally with a battery plate that enables the use of a V-lock or Anton/ Bauer battery. At last year’s NAB, Rosco showed their RoscoLED LED tape. This year they showed a new line of power supplies to simplify the installation of RoscoLED. There are three models of RoscoLED Control Boxes which work with their Static Color, VariWhite, and VariColor tape products respectively. These 400W power supplies are assigned a DMX start address with dip-switches and then auto-address their output ports based on the type of tape they are designed to drive. The Static Color unit will drive up to (4) 5m sections of tape, and the VariWhite and VariColor will each drive up to (2) 5m sections of tape. Rosco rounds out the system with connectorized cables in 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5m lengths and “Y” splitters. Power in and through are Neutrik PowerCON connectors, DMX-In is a 5-pin XLR or RJ45, and DMX-Out is RJ45 for easy daisy-chaining to other Control Boxes.
RTS’s new KP-Series brings together a complete solution that allows unlimited possibilities. From the minute you see this new system you feel right at home, from custom display interfaces to visuals that re-create the classic look you are sure to be impressed. Depending on the scale you need for your production the system will support up to 10,000 cooperating devices!
Sachtler announces a new ENG Video tripod to their stable of video products, the The 18 S2 is capable of supporting a full size ENG rig, up to 44.1 lbs. which is 8.8 lbs over its predecessor. It offers an extremely smooth drag adjust via a stepped mechanism that is repeatable and fast! Sitting on a 100 mm bowl, the 18 S2's head operates from -40 degree to +60 and is the only one in its class to do so.Sachtler's Speedbalance counterbalance is accurate and quick to setup with a wide payload range.
It starts with the Glass! Diamond cut from crystal-clear water white optical glass, Schneider Optics filters are ground and polished to precise measurements, creating superior quality products! They manufacture a wide variety of color correction, neutral density, polarizer, and effects filters, as well as, a variety of lenses for cameras. Showcased at this year’s show was their new XENON FF-PRIME. This lens has an excellent close focus from image plane of .4m/16” which hasn’t been done before. Some additional key features are their ability to cover full frame sensors (36 x 24 mm), are light weight, and have interchangeable mounts that can fit on Canon EF-, Nikon F or PL mounts, and Sony E Mount! Schneider Optics is also the US distributor of Chrosziel camera mounts, fluid heads, matteboxes, and other accessories
SKB Cases introduced their New internal Fly Rack frames which are built of high strength, lightweight aluminum alloy and 11 gauge hot rolled carbon steel rack rails – the same shock rack cages found in SKB Military-Grade Shock racks. Each internal rack contains front and rear rack rails with a 13” rack depth. ABS plastic covers the top and bottom of the removable shock rack for added protection when the rack is out of the case. The rack frame will easily fit into SKB’s iSeries case that is protected by high quality PE foam that provides space for protruding knobs and buttons as well. iSeries Watertight cases are lightweight and under 62 linear inches keeping them from being oversized – the perfect solution when flying or shipping delicate equipment. The Fly Racks are less than half the weight of standard shock racks.