Today's cine and video equipment have spread the range of voltage and power needs like never before. And the loads for high powered LED's and HMI's have had no battery solutions until now. Block Battery products provide battery solutions for an ever-evolving portable world. The 2F1 Battery, which can change voltages or mounting options and comes in either the Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion and is the most versatile battery available. From a V-Lock, to a three-stud camera battery to a 28v power source for an LED light, any power needs under 200 watts, regardless of the output voltage. The SLi-600, 14 and 28 VDC Dual or Switchable Block, is a 550 Watt-hour block designed cinematic camera applications. The compact SLi-600 weighs in at only 16 lbs. and is available in a series "D" or "S," to be compatible with your power needs. Charge time is 4 hours with 1500 to 2000 recharge cycles. The SLi-600 uses the "safe lithium chemistry" of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFeP04). It has a modular design which allows the 10 battery blocks to be easily removed and replaced, making transporting the SLi-600 much safer and easier. Replacement cells and be replaced easily as well making service much simpler. Each SLi Series block contains an active balancing circuit that will monitor and balance the individual cells with every charge cycle. http://www.blockbattery.com/
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 Brightline has announced that they are adding Lumen Radio wireless DMX to all of their SeriesONE LED fixtures. They are also developing a wireless interface box to control the original SeriesONE fluorescent fixtures. Integrating this wireless control will enable the SeriesONE line to easily be controlled from any LumenRadio transmitter or controller, allowing for quick setups and less cable. http://brightlines.com/
Chauvet’s latest showstopper remains the Ovation series, now in available in variable white—the OvationE-930VW (ellipsoidal) and Ovation F-915VW (Fresnel). This proprietary LED engine works differently than one might expect. Chauvet uses a 6-color system to create exceptional color consistency in a flat and even field from 2800K to 8000K, as opposed to the more traditional method of mixing warm white and cool white LED’s. The independent color control also creates the ability to add a dash of color when desired. With the ability to change color temperature at 100K increments without losing intensity, it is all about consistency. Other functions include onboard manual control or DMX control, +/- green adjustment, 16-bit dimming, near silent operation, and adjustable Pulse Width Modulation to avoid on-camera flicker. As an added bonus, the Fresnel also features a motorized zoom. Overall, these fixtures provide simplicity and power at once, an ideal solution for studios and theaters alike. Most importantly, they are now shipping! https://www.chauvetprofessional.com
Chimera Lighting in partnership with LiteGear is excited to launch its newest product; the Panel Lantern, Powered by LiteGear. The LiteGear LED engine will feature 95+ CRI and TLCI ratings and the ability to achieve color temperatures anywhere from 2600 to 6000 degrees Kelvin. The panel lantern will be available in a kit which will include the LED head unit, a 24x24” collapsible Chimera Panel Frame, Lantern Fabric, dimmer, 12ft. head power cable and power supply. The entire kit fits conveniently in a ballistic bag and tips the scale at a TSA friendly 6lbs. The panel can be mounted any number of ways using a specially designed Matthews/Chimera Grip Head or panel clamp kits for use on a lighting stand or boom. It’s versatility and compact size make it perfect for both studio and on location shoots. Chimera fully expects to be able to ship Panels around June of this year. Chimera also makes durable, rugged, diffusers and softbanksdesigned and sized for most all the lighting fixtures on the market today. http://chimeralighting.com/
Cineo has added yet another powerful creative tool to the lighting professional’s arsenal – the Standard 410. This fixture won theTV Technology “Best in Show,” adding to their already award-winning white-light quality with their innovative saturated color technology. The Standard 410 delivers up to 25,000 lumens of beautiful, easily controllable, full-gamut light. The Standard 410 boasts a substantial 2’ x 1’ diffused illuminating surface, weighing less than 29 lbs., with a maximum power of 410 watts. Creating beautiful light within an extended color gamut is only part of the story. Cineo has developed an intuitive control strategy that allows predictable, repeatable results, either using the graphical control panel or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control. The strategy is simple: four controls or four DMX channels control the entire fixture in a single mode of operation: Dim - Cineo’s Photo-Accurate Dimming™ maps the 0-100% dimming curve to actual camera stops for precise output control using the MASTER control locally or on the first DMX channel. CCT – For color-accurate white light, choose the CCT as you would with any Cineo fixture using the CCT rotary control or the second DMX channel. Saturation - controls the amount of saturated color to be added to the white light, from full white to fully saturated color, managed on the third DMX channel. Hue - To optionally add saturated color, the HUE control adjusts the hue, the color of which is displayed on the control panel, or managed on the fourth DMX channel. With the Standard 410, the same color shading can be achieved regardless of the CCT used for photography. For example, +2 Green added to 3200K CCT will look the same as +2 Green at 5600K to the correctly white-balanced camera.
Celebrating 50 years of providing communication to all kinds of productions Clear Comhad some neat new items at NAB this year. The all-newFreeSpeak IIIP Transceiver (IPT) based on Clear-Com’s new IP Platform solution allowsFreeSpeak II wirelessbeltpacksto be addressed across a user’s LAN. Additional enhancements support a higher density of users per transceiver as well. Existing FreeSpeak II beltpacks may be upgraded to work with the IPT through a simple firmware update. Transceivers are connected to an AES67 IP-router and to the Eclipse HX system fitted with Clear-Com’sE-IPAhigh density audio-and-intercom-over IP system card. Each E-IPA card—also native AES67 based-- provides up to 64 ports of IP connections which effectively supports 64 IPTs. The IPT Transceiver can be powered from a PoE switch or local power source. Direct fiber connection is also available on each IPT. http://www.clearcom.com/
At this year’s NAB, Coemar debuted their new 6-color LEDko FS6 LED light engine and it is a winner. The new LED chip on board includes Red, Green, Blue, White (5600K), and now Lime & Phosphor Corrected Amber. Their goal was to create an all-in-one fixture that could address both Studio and Theatrical markets with the capability of producing intensely saturated colors without sacrificing the output punch of the whites. The purpose behind adding the Lime and PC Amber is to help “beef up” the Red, Green and Yellow parts of the color spectrum as well as adding the ability to produce a high CRI (above 94) throughout the range of whites. Depending on the mode you select, the new LEDko FS6 can be used as a variable white (2700K - 6500K) or an all-in-one, color changing fixture. All LEDkos can be controlled via DMX, RDM or locally at the head. Also new to the Coemar product line are an LED Spot and Fresnel moving heads. The LEDko TM F6 uses the same 6-color LED light engine as in the LEDko FS6 in addition to all the characteristics you would expect in an intelligent profile fixture: Zoom (13-38 degrees), Internal Framing Shutters, Iris, Frost Filter, and Pan/ Tilt. For the Fresnel crowd, the LEDko TM Fresnel is available in either Tunable Tungsten (2700K - 4100K) or Tunable Daylight (4100K - 6500K), both of which include RGBW LED chips, Green/Magenta manipulation, Proportional Zoom (13-65 degrees), an Internal Barndoor Framing System, and Pan/Tilt. These will be available for sale shortly. http://www.coemar.com/
Featured this year was the CreamSource Micro. The Creamsource Micro is less than half the size of the Creamsource Mini+, at just 8.66” x 8.7” x 3.94” (W x H x D), and weighing in at approximately 5.5 lbs. It features a rugged and waterproof design, with an IP65 rating which means it can be used in all weather. Light output is the same excellent quality as the rest of the Creamsource range, with color temperature adjustable from 2700 to 6500K and a CRI/TLCI of greater than 90. Drawing only 80W, it rivals the light output and punch typical of some 200W HMI Luminaires. Unlike most bi-color fixtures, the Micro maintains constant power output across the whole CCT range, so users always get the unit’s full potential, and there is no reason to have to choose between a bi-color or daylight system. Another key innovation of the Micro is its wide 10-32V operating voltage, allowing users to power the fixture from a single 90WH battery, or directly from a car. Shown here surviving the toughest conditions.
Dana Dolly has added a few upgrades to their dolly options. The Dana Dolly now is available in an extreme machined version. This dolly has every bit of metal removed yet maintains its total structural integrity. They are also available in neon colors! The Stand & Wheel Kit now comes in a durable shipping case with wheelsets for the stands. The Dana Dolly Drop Down Kit, which also now available with a durable case, allows your dolly tracks to be lowered right down to ground level from your stands. There is also a video that illustrated perfectly the advantages of this addition to your Dana Dolly kit! Here's a great vid of it by the team over at GripRigs. http://www.danadolly.com/
Dedolight brought their range of studio and field LED fixtures to NAB this year. Their focusing fixtures include the stand or camera mounted Turbo series in tungsten, daylight or bicolor, the DLED2, and the DLED4. If you need LED panel lights, they have the Felloni panel and the DLEDRama in different sizes and configurations. The larger fixtures are DMX controlled and are at home in the studio or in the field. Most of their fixtures are available in multi-head kits with all the accessories you could possibly need. http://www.dedolight.com/