Further expanding on the popular LiteMat, LiteGear introduced their LiteMat Spectrum. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows.
Litepanel’s booth was flashing this year, displaying their all new Gemini 1x1 Soft RGBWW LED panel. If you are familiar with the Gemini 2 x 1 this is the skinnier version. If not the Gemini has four operating modes; CCT, HIS, Gel, and Effects. You can operate/control the Gemini with its onboard control screen or via DMX, wireless DMX, or Bluetooth. With the Gemini 1x1, you can easily switch between AC and battery, V-Mount or Gold Mount, since the Gemini 1x1 draws just 200W.
The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel Line has seen a fair share of technical advancements in 2019 starting out with an increased range of variable white color temperatures referred to by Lumos as “Multi Kelvin”. The option now ranging from 2800 to 6500. This extended color temp range applies to the entire Lumos Hawk Fresnel line including the 50MK, 100MK, 150MK and 200MK.
The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel line has a new addition, the Hawk 400. This high-powered LED Fresnel generates the tungsten equivalent light output as a 3000w Fresnel but only draws 400w. The Beam angle ranges from 15 to 50 degrees. It too is available in Daylight, Tungsten or Multi Kelvin with a CRI of +97 and comes with a 2-year factory warranty. Just like the rest of the Hawk Fresnel line, the Hawk 400 can be power by a 12 to 24VDC battery for any location shooting.
popular Lumos Glow Panel is now available in a 1x1 size (Glow Panel 200c)
added to the already extensive selection of RGBW LED Panel sizes.
Mega Systems' Mosaic LED Video Wall Series consists of a modular display system designed for use indoors. It is composed of 3 different pixel pitch sizes, 2.5, 3.1 and 4mm.
A unique feature of this product is its mounting capabilities. The Mosaic Panel can be mounted directly on the wall, this is attained by its ability to be completely front and back serviceable. By removing the modules you gain access to all of its components as well as key mounting positions making the system easy to affix to most wall surfaces.
Among its capabilities, this panel is also suitable for most low pitch production needs like corporate rooms, TV studios, or church events.
Mega also has a wide range of products that include, lighting, moving lights, cases and other products all of which are supported here in the US.
Miller came out with a new tripod with two options, Sprinter II - 2-stage in Carbon fiber tubing and alloy, Making the tripod extremely lightweight and easy to work with. The Sprinter II also comes with compatible accessories such as pan handles, studio dolly, sliding plate assembly, mini euro, and camera plates (long). The tripod is suited for a ground spreader and comes with integrated stainless steels spikes. The sprinter II 2-stage is ready for some action and this product is a must see!!
stop by the Mole-Richardson booth and not notice their newest fixture, the 24”
20k LED was front and center. This 3000
Watt LED will be shipping soon and comes in either 3200 or 5600K with a 95+
CRI. Gone are the days of a separate power supply for this giant. Simply use
the two included / detachable 20 ft.
PowerCON TRUE1 to Edison cables with inline Toggle Switch. Control is possible either by DMX or
Co. also expanded their already impressive line of variable white fixtures this
year with the addition of the Vari-Soft Panel LED. The Vari-Soft Panel is 400
Watts, has a CCT range of 2700 – 6500k with +/- green, and a 95+ CRI. When considering which panel light will be
best for you, consider Mole-Richardson’s Vari-Soft Panel LED.
The Varsa has taken a new shape, and it's round! With an output comparable to that of a 400 watt HMI fixture, the Varsa 2 uses only 75 watts and weighs a meager 10 pounds. It's ready to go when you are with instant-on, AC/DC power options, and beautiful, flicker-free light. It’s also IP65 rated allowing you to use in any condition rain or shine.
New features also include Nila Net control software upgrades and a limited lifetime warranty.
Point Source Audio has expanded its already reliable dual element microphones. The expanded collection now includes headset, lavalier or EMBRACE Earmount options in an ultra-petite form factor.
The one-of-a-kind design pairs two microphone elements into
a single housing to create a form factor that is ultra low profile. The paired
elements are factory matched in frequency and sensitivity so that when vital
backup is initiated any difference in audio performance is nearly undetectable.
Each microphone features…
Dual Petite Elements Only 3mm Each
Sonically Matched Elements ± .05 dB
Second Element Practically Disappears...
Both Elements IP 57 Waterproof (as always)
Convenient Single Cable Splits to Two Packs
Point-Source also showed in-ear audio headsets for intercom and camera.
he CM-i3 and CM-i5 are part of a radically new in-ear headset series featuring an unparalleled combination of ambiance-isolation, lightweight comfort, and earphone modularity. Its in ear design offers precise capabilities for left, right, or left/right audio monitoring. Weighing between 1 to 2oz., the headsets’ patented design offers an elegant alternative over traditional bulky headsets — no more compromising comfort for quality.
Do you work with more than one comms system? Don't get stuck with the guess work. This line of headsets has adapters for nearly any intercom system, including iPhones and iPads with easily changeable plugs!
Thank you to Point-Source Audio as their mics were used in the Barbizon Lighting #NABshow booth for our presentations.
The Vermont based team at Portabrace continues to show that their artistry and hard-working nature sets them apart in the video and audio industry. It’s this work ethic that gives them the ability to create high quality, innovative products that are used by professionals all around the world.Portabrace brings a variety of new products to the table, including the M0-703. The M0-703 is a protective carrying case that transforms into a protective viewing stand and anti-glare visor. This is made custom to fit the small HD 703 ultrabright monitor. The M0-703 is abrasion resistant and coated with an extra layer of water-resistant protection.
They also featured the new Ultra-Light Cordura camera case for shoot ready cinema camera rigs. This case is designed with the Canon C300 in mind, however, any similar sized compact cine camera will fit. This case features ballistic grade Cordura nylon, an interior frame, and a waterproof layer on the bottom. Their innovative products aren’t the only reason Porta Brace is so well recognized across the globe… it’s also their commitment to hand inspect every case to ensure they never miss a stitch or cut a corner. This attention to detail proves that the folks over at Portabrace are experts at designing and manufacturing the highest-quality cases and covers.
This year was all about accessories. The Q-LED series has been expanded to include configurable cases, and more custom built harnesses for various battery and power supplies to make the already flexible line better.
Quasar is also making a push on their S-LED Line Light Bulbs as a solution to both your personal and professional lighting needs. Quasar Science has developed the industry’s first line of motion picture ready LED Light Bulbs offering our beautiful color spectrum, as well as Flicker Free electronics combining all the advantages of consumer, LED Light Bulbs with Quasar's advanced color methodology, providing an environment that is as pleasurable as it is efficient. For use in the home, office, factory and on camera.
RGB Link Founded in 2009 on what seemed to be a simple need - RGBlink has grown rapidly to become a leading manufacturer of specialized video processing equipment, providing a range of hardware-based solutions that continues to revolutionize and democratize video for displays everywhere and anywhere, releasing displays from conventions of format and presentation. Whether it be an AV converter, video router, switcher, or video wall processors and scalers RGB Link has a solution for you.
The patent-pending MIX technology features a proprietary blend of six LEDs: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables the MAXI MIX fixture to generate a wide gamut of colors and create accurate Rosco gel matches that have been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts.
The largest and the brightest member of the MIX range of LED fixtures, the MAXI MIX is capable of producing up to 7550 Lux (@1M @5500K) – making it the perfect choice for washing your scene in bold colors, luscious tints or flattering, full-spectrum white light. MAXI MIX fixtures can also be tiled together, enabling filmmakers and studio lighting technicians to create large walls of LED light.
On the filter side, Rosco Laboratories are seeing some increase in their sales for the Opti-Sculpt, which is a product they released last year. Opti-sculpt is a 10mil polycarbonate light-shaping material available in sheets only of 24”x 20” and 24”x 40”. It comes in 11 different degree patterns—circular and linear--and is heat-resistant and flame retardant.
With easy one-touch pairing between transmitter and receiver, Sennheiser showed their new XS Wireless Digital Series broadcast microphones and instrument interfaces at NAB. Utilizing automatic frequency-hopping 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity, the XS components offer one-touch “instant connections” for connecting microphones or musical instruments to cameras, mixers, recorders, and amplifiers.
Sennheiser’s Wireless Digital transmitters and receivers are made to mount directly to equipment, with a range of included and optional adapters. As with their existing Evolution Wireless Systems, the XS Series is available in a number of handy configurations, including Portable Interview Set; Presentation Set; and Pedalboard Set.
SUMOLIGHT presents SUMOSPACE, the next evolution of the SUMOLIGHT system. Building on their years of experience with the SUMO100, the SUMOSPACE incorporates the suggestions, comments, and criticisms of gaffers and Directors of Photography the world over. Many have asked for a bi-color fixture with the output of a 6k spacelight and the power consumption of an LED, for vibrant color rendition that needs no adjustment or filtering, for entirely passive cooling without fans, for interchangeable optics, and for a light and durable construction under 5.5 kg including all the power components. You asked for a light without a bulky external power supply, and without a heavy bag of fabric and steel.
The SUMOSPACE is the ideal solution for studio overhead lighting. Their collapsible ring construction folds into a tiny bag. There high efficacy diffusion panels can be combined with optics for incredible output and beam control. Come experience the future of lighting with SUMOLIGHT.
The Light Source is a North Carolina-based manufacturer of equipment for stage and studio. Known originally for their clamps, couplers and other handy hardware for mounting / hanging things, they have developed a robust LED lighting line.
New to the NAB Show this year were their MEGAFresnel and MEGASoft lights. Based on their original engine these new lights have a high CRI and great light output at for a good value.
We used to think of rabbit ears as an antenna atop older tv sets, but brand new to NAB 2019 was The Rag Place’s Rabbit-Ears! These new Rabbit-Ears mount quickly sets up the same SNAPBAGs on powerful LED fixtures including Arri Skypanel S60, Cineo HS Series, Creamsource Doppio, and even 2x BB&S Area 48s!
The SPOTS Gaffers Control is the essential tool for complete wireless control of DMX devices, with an intuitive touch screen interface. This is an “All-In-One" DMX console in StormCase™ casing. It comes with a 7” capacitive touch screen 800x480 pixels, Integrated CRMX LumenRadio™ transmitter, and Integrated Lithium-ion 70 W/h battery.14 addressable banks/512 DMX addresses. It’s also integrated with a DMX library including Arri, BB&S, Creamsource, Cineo, DMG, Astera, Quasar Science, Carpetlight, Litegear, Kino Flo, Litepanels, Dedolight, Aladdin, Exalux and more. You can update your DMX library via USB. Master setting via linear potentiometer.
Update your lighting kit with the bright, compact TotaLED
Daylight LED Floodlight from Lowel. A modernization of the old Lowel Tota
light, the TotaLED retains its powerful 750W tungsten equivalent brightness,
but this model is updated to a daylight LED panel with sturdy metal
construction and a large heatsink to keep it cool when operated for long
periods. Its fanless design also keeps it quiet on set.
The light's 160 5600K LEDs have a long,
50,000-hour lifespan, so you won't have to change any burned-out bulbs. Its 65°
beam angle covers large areas with ambient light, and you can slide in the
removable diffuser panel to broaden the beam angle to 100°.
The light is powered by a controller
box that connects to the light with a 4-pin XLR; connect either an AC adapter
or use the built-in V-mount plate with a separately available battery. The box
also features a knob for 100-10% stepless dimming - which can then be brought
down to totally 0%, a mounting slot, and a hanger loop for hanging on a stand.
The TotaLED is supported by a built-in
tilting yoke with a 5/8" mount, which is tightened by a large locking
knob. The yoke also features a shoe-style mount to attach your controller box
by its mounting slot. Further up the yoke, there's a 1/4"-20 accessory
mount for adding gobos or flags. There's also a separate umbrella mount with a
small locking knob that can support umbrellas up to 45". Its built-in
two-way barndoors help you shape the light, and there are two integrated gel
clips on the outside of each barndoor. The barndoors fold down to protect the
light panel when not in use.
The included AC adapter can be used
worldwide with optional plug adapters, and it all comes in a carry case to
protect and transport the light.
The TotaLED is
a portable flood light that emits 4275 lux of flicker-free continuous light. It
operates on AC or battery power, and it draws only 70 W to deliver the
equivalent output of a 750 W tungsten bulb. The TotaLED is daylight balanced
(5600 K) and with a CRI of 96.3, it delivers excellent color accuracy. Its
power output is controlled by a stepless dimmer knob that ranges from 100% to
NEVER MISS A MOMENT with the Steadicam Air - Setting a new standard; the Steadicam
Air brings versatility back to the monopod. With its gas lift spring, the Air
makes it easy for professional photographers and cinematographers to raise
their heights and never miss a moment. Available in two different configurations,
a 25 lb. and soon after a 15 lb. weight capacity, the Air is the perfect
complement for professional image-makers looking to stabilize and support their
100% gas lift,
spring activated height adjustable monopod activated by adjustable foot pedal
Lightweight Carbon Fiber
Monopod with 1 twist leg lock
Allows for full
360 degree rotation without compromise
padded grip point with debossed Steadicam branding on the handle
aluminum top plate with reversible screw thread allowing for 1/4€³-20 and
rubber foot giving you extra stability connected to ball point
rubberized leg grips
rubberized foot pedal allows for easy grip operation. Pedal also folds up with
travel purposes and quick transport
Named as one of the 2019 Lighting Products of the Year at NAB Ushio released its new 100w bicolor broadcast LED panel called the Zylight Go Panel and it features an IP65 rating for use in the rain and a +/- green adjustment. The color temperature ranges from 3100k to 6200k and has a built-in mechanically controlled diffuser to spread a narrow 26-degree native beam spread. The fixture can be controlled locally, Zylink, Bluetooth, LumeRadio or with DMX via RJ45 in and out jack. No yoke needed for the Go Panel, instead of this all aluminum fixtures comes with a unique friction mount at the bottom. This fixture is made in the USA and comes with a 2 years factory warranty. This new addition to the Zylight line will be delivering in August 2019.
The Zylight F8-200
and F8-100 flat Fresnel is
now available in bicolor ranging from 2800k to 6000k.
Ushio Zylight is now the exclusive distributer of LDDE in
north America. Manufactured in
lighting instruments are known for high output and pinpoint control. LDDE’s
diverse LED product line is used extensively for live theater throughout
Europe, and its LED backlight solutions provide rear projection solutions for
TV, film, and live events.
Ushio’s Zylight USA is now the exclusive distributor for FXLION professional Li-ion Battery Manufacturer. Since 1997, FXLion has been manufacturing lithium Ion battery technology for the broadcast industry. With its research and development teams, they are dedicated to delivering robust, rugged, high-quality portable power solutions. Known throughout Asia and Europe for producing a wide variety of quality power related products, FXLion is committed to delivering for the demanding needs of mobile production throughout the Americas. FXLion lithium-ion batteries chargers and high-power lithium packs are designed with advanced circuitry to safeguard against failures, manufactured with the highest quality sourced powe cells, and are ISO:2008 and CE certified.
Ushio brings you the Zylight USA Rayzr MC (Multicolor) Series, advanced RGB, WW, CW LED Soft panels that give you the right light in any situation. Source Matching enables you to mimic any light source for consistent results. The fixtures series is available in three-panel sizes, MC 100 16”x9”, MC 120 12”x12” and the MC 200 20”x14”. Each model features a +/- Green / Magenta adjustment and is completely fan-less for silent operation. Each Rayzr MC panel is loaded with a fixture library of 300+ Gel Colors and special effects including Party, Candle, Club, Cop Car, Fire, Fireworks, Light Strobe, Lightning and Television. The base frequency of the MC series can be adjusted to provide flawless high-speed performance at any setting. All models come with a battery plate and run with standard 14.4V V-Mount batteries. Gold Mount option coming soon. The fixture can be controlled locally, WiFi (via the WR1 wireless router) or DMX via an internal 3-Pin XLR in and out. The Rayzr MC is a powerful, lightweight affordable s solution for any television studio. To top it off the Eayzr MC won the cinema5D Award for Best of Show and Product of the Year Award in the Lighting Category at the 2019 NAB Show.
The Ushio Fabric-Lite is now available with a 350w model which delivers over 1 f-stop of additional lumen output. The original 200w model is still available and can run off a 12v to 30v batter but the new 350w model can be powered by a 48VDC or (2) 26v batteries.
VELVET 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.
Teased at last year's NAB now shipping is the line of waterproof fixtures called 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.