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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. ”


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Rosco Laboratories

Rosco had some new things to unveil at NAB this year. ROSCO Silk 205First, there was theRosco Silk 205 and 305 LED soft light provides uncompromising light output for film and broadcast professionals. Designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning filmmaker, the Silk 205 LED light fixture has been specifically developed for film and video applications that demand extremely color-accurate, high-quality light. Utilizing proprietary, state-of-the-art, tungsten & daylight balanced LEDs, Silk 205 and 305 LED fixtures to produce a high volume of broad-spectrum white light. With TLCI, CRI and R9 metrics in the high 90's, the fixture is capable of producing a high volume of light output at color temperatures ranging from 2800K - 6500K. Next there was theBest Of ShowAward fromDigitalVideomag. the MIX from Rosco and their new acquisition DMG Lumière. MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color. The MIX has no menus. Simply choose between three different modes (Gel, White and Color Mode) then choose the color temperature, color or Rosco gel color you desire from there. Rosco DMG also showed their new myMIX App. It will allow filmmakers to easily control their MIX LED fixtures from their mobile device – and so much more! Whether you’re mixing your own colors from scratch, or modifying a Rosco gel color you’ve chosen – you can mix the color you need using the myMIX App. From there, you can save those colors into your own personal library of colors in the cloud to call up whenever you need them in the future. The myMIX App allows you to capture a color and then send it to your MIX LED lights. If the color isn’t quite right – no worries. Just like any other MIX color, you can adjust the hue, intensity, and saturation of your captured color until it’s exactly what you need – then save it to your library. Introducing MIX from Rosco and DMG Lumière. MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color. Amazing color control and preset setting will also be coming soon via the new myMIX App. http://us.rosco.com/en

Rotolight

Rotolight AEOSThe Rotolight Anova PRO 2 is making its North American debut at NABShow 2018. The LED is a pioneering continuous light and High-Speed Sync (HSS) flash that redefines the standard for professional studio and location lighting. The Anova PRO 2 is one of the brightest LED lights ever launched in its class, delivering 10,700 lux at three feet. The light also provides the best power to consumption ratio in the industry, and with a mere 72W consumption, reduces operating costs for TV studios, while providing unrivaled battery performance on location. The Rotolight AEOS, now features a High-Speed Sync (HSS) Flash and continuous LED light that’s now integrated with the Elinchrom Skyport 2.4Ghz HHS wireless flash receiver. The addition of the wireless flash receiver eliminates the need for a standalone flash receiver and ensures rock-solid reliability and flexibility for controlling multiple off-camera lighting setups. It also enables users to wirelessly control the color temperature and brightness of every light in the setup, saving time on shoot. AEOS provides the ‘shoot what you see’ benefits of continuous light, and the flexibility of HSS flash (1/8000th sec.) with 200% flash output, whenever users need more power or to freeze action. Unlike traditional strobe, AEOS has no recycle time, which ensures users never miss a shot, making it the perfect light choice for today’s modern high-frame-rate-capable cameras. Skyport enables users to wirelessly control up to 10 lights, in four groups at up to 650ft with the new Rotolight HSS transmitter. This feature will also enable mixed light setups, for example with the AEOS as a key-light and the award-winning NEO 2 as a backlight, from a single transmitter.

Sachtler

Sachtler's new tripod travels fast, from deadlines to wedding lines. Flowtech 75 is a versatile, lightweight tripod that is easier and faster to deploy and adjust than just about any other tripod. It has a 75mm ball, two-stage carbon fiber legs with quick release brakes, a mid-level spreader, rubber feet and a capacity of 44 lb. and is only 10.4 lbs. The quick release brakes allow the legs to be deployed simultaneously and can quickly adjust to the height that you need. The hinge locks allow the Flowtech 75 to be deployed as high as 5 ft. and low as 10" when used without a spreader. It’s specifically designed to allow the tripod to comfortably rest on the camera operator’s shoulder when collapsed. The Flowtech 75 is branded as Sachtler and Vinten and works with heads and accessories of each product family. https://www.sachtler.com

SoftPanels

SoftPanels was at NAB showing theirnew approach to LED lighting. What makes their soft-source LED fixtures different from others on the market is their built-in color meter and intelligent color management technology designed to provide color precision and smart control over the emitted light. Each fixture undergoes a two-hour color temperature calibration process in the factory to +\- 80°K. By doing this the displayed color temperature matches the actual light output. Many LED lights do not match their color preset buttons, and they are often off by more than 1000°K. Each fixture also has an integrated digital color meter, with proprietary Autocolor™ matching technology. This process can instantly read the current ambient color conditions, and then exactly color-balance their LED color output to match that of the scene’s ambient conditions for far more color consistency in a variety of studio and location applications and saving time correcting in post-production. https://www.softpanels.video/

The Light Source

Based in Charlotte, NC, The Light Source has been creating innovative solutions for hanging and lighting theatres, studios, churches and other places where people gather. Their line of LED lighting is made in-house and can illuminatemost any space. The exciting release for NAB 2018 though is their newMEGABATTEN product that combines power and data in a pipe you hang the fixtures on. The patent-pendingMEGABATTENdispenses with the traditional connector strip square or rectangular electrical enclosures by placing all of the wirings inside the pipe. Fixtures and scenery may be located over the entire length of theMEGABATTEN, and even directly over unused outlets. This is accomplished by milling pockets in the wall of extra strong schedule 80 aluminum pipe to recess the power and data receptacles inside the circumference of the pipe. 20-amp Edison receptacles are spaced every 16” with a 5 pinXLRreceptacle right next to it for data. TheMEGABATTENisETLlisted to the UL 1573 Stage and Studio standard as a connector strip. TheMEGABATTENis listed to support a load of 30 pounds per linear foot when supported on a maximum of 8-foot centers. Power andDMXare available anywhere a light is placed on theMEGABATTEN. The product can also be special ordered to be bent on a radius for circular hanging positions with included power and data. http://www.thelightsource.com/

Tiffen- Steadicam

Tiffen- Steadicam, a division of the Tiffen Company have teamed up with Master Cinematographers to introduce the Steadicam Air. The Steadicam Air is a carbon fiber lightweight monopod. The most remarkable feature lies in its spring activated gas lift system. Through the use of a rubberized foot pedal, the operator is able to raise the camera up to 62.5 inches hands-free. The Air comes complete with deluxe carry bag and ergonomic shoulder strap and weighing in at only 3.5lbs makes it a perfect accessory for the videographer/photographer on the go. https://tiffen.com/steadicam/

Velvet Light

Velvet Light EVO 2 ColorVELVET LIGHT is a high-power LED lighting technology developer and manufacturer of professional high output LED fixtures specially designed for the broadcasting industry. With manufacturing in Barcelona, Spain since 2008, they offer the Velvet Light line. New to the Velvet line of waterproof fixtures is the EVO 2 Color. EVO full-color spectrum is an exclusive technology developed by VELVET Light for the film industry. The combination of 5 LEDs, (red, green, blue, warm white, cool white) extends the color possibilities over traditional RGBW technology, producing more natural white light and richer colors. Color filters can also be applied over any color temperatures with more output. The ultra-white inner reflector focuses the light from each LED onto the front diffuser resulting in a super soft uniform natural light at any color or white light setting. EVO’s ergonomic design makes it easy to work with. The two large, soft padded side handles make it easy to grab, even with gloves on. It has a robust 100% aluminum body and offers a weatherproof IP54 rating. The STUDIO versions offer an IP51 dustproof rating. The EVO offers several control opportunities:

  • The onboard control with color display and shock resistant buttons is easy to navigate.
  • DMX with RDM - both wired via 5 pin XLR and wireless (Lumen Radio)
  • LAN ethernet through the RJ45 connector
Control is also available through the Color Master APP, allowing quick and easy wireless control from your smartphone. The EVO 2 Color is currently in Beta and is expected to be available by September 2018. https://www.velvetlight.tv

Wenger Corporation

Wenger Corp showed their new LietoLED light fixture specifically designed for use in full-stage acoustical shells. With a 12,000-lumen output, the Lieto fixture design utilizes lightweight aluminum and a “snag-free” curved ABS design for acoustical shell integration. The exceptionally shallow mechanical design fully encloses components and precludes interaction with people or nearby stage equipment to enhance safety. The fixture includes a powder-coat steel bezel that complements the aesthetics of your acoustical shell. Lieto is now available for order with Diva®and Maestro®shells. performance.wengercorp.com

Westcott

Westcott's widely popular Flex product has led to a new full-color version the incorporates RGBW chips and will also include the new Cine DMX Dimmer. These will have all the previous features including water resistance and are pliable and can be placed almost anywhere. This new product will be launching later this year (end Q3). Here's Newsshooter.com's video. https://www.fjwestcott.com/

Zylight

Zylight has recently introduced the Aladdin Fabric-Lite—a malleable and variable fabric system (2900K to 6200K) with a CRI/TLCI rating of 97. While similar to the Bi-Flex, it provides greater flexibility and even fold-ability in a larger size of 3’x3’. Users can use the panels individually or combine them for an expansive surface area. In addition, the Fabric-Lite allows for versatile mounting options through the built-in grommets and Velcro. Ideal for overhead studio applications, this lightweight fixture is rated IP 20 so it would require protection if used outdoors. The Fabric-Lite is operable with both AC and DC as well as wired or wireless DMX. It is available in two power options and three dimmer options to meet a variety of needs. http://www.zylight.com/



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