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CATEGORY: NAB 2017

“ Reports from Barbizon on new and interesting lighting and production equipment for content acquisition and at the National Association of Broadcasters Show held April 24-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ”


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Kinotehnik

Kinotehnik brought 3 cool new compact LED fixtures to NAB this year. The Practilite 600, 602, and 604 are all 80w bi-color Fresnel lens fixtures which can serve applications in the field, and small studio setups.

All three are made of durable CNC machined aluminum, with a 3.5” fresnel lens. The 604 is capable of DMX controlled dimming and all share color temperature adjustment from 3000k to 6000k. The 600 and 602 have onboard controls and share Bluetooth connectivity with any Apple IOS or Android smartphone. The remote control app is available for free download, and can be used to control multiple fixtures at the same time.

The 600 is the most compact of the three, and has a fixed focal length beam that is perfect for a small snap-on softbox. The 602 and 604 have onboard flood and spot control. They can be either camera or stand mounted, and take either AC or battery power with available power supplies and adapters. Output is equivalent to a 300w incandescent compact fresnel, with a CRI rating in the high 90’s. All are available with durable, snap-on 4-leaf barndoors. Mix and match 2 and 3 piece kits are also available with hard cases and lightweight reverse light stands.

http://www.kinotehnik.com/

LiteGear, Inc

LiteGear CINEMITTERBetter, Stronger, Brighter. LiteGear has found a great niche with highly modular solutions and has improved them this year with brighter emitters, wider Kelvin range, hybrid power supplies (AC or battery with one unit), and locking connectors.

LiteGear officially unveiled the new CineMitter series of applied phosphor LEDs. Exclusive to LiteGear, these new emitters set the standard for cinematic, color-correct LED lighting. Efficient, and full spectrum, these LED chips offer state-of-the-art output with a 40% increase in brightness over VHO Pro. Another distinct feature of the CineMitter is the extended Kelvin range. LiteGear pushed the lower CCT to 2600 degrees Kelvin (K) allowing for candlelight or deep-tungsten output while increasing the CRI to a staggering 95+ — that’s nearly indistinguishable from traditional incandescent sources! On the cool side, the CCT was pushed up to 6000K to better balance for overcast sky or cool white fluorescents. This increase in CCT still achieves a CRI of 95+ and provides beautiful, full-spectrum daylight. CineMitter is now standard on LiteMat S2, LiteMat+ Plus, LiteTile — and coming soon to LiteRibbon.

LiteGear LiteTile+Perhaps the most anticipated though, is the LiteTile Plus – which, if you appreciate the small spaces you can get the LiteMat, you’ll really appreciate how little room the LiteTile takes up. LiteTile is a flexible, foldable fabric that makes setting up a lightweight large soft source a snap.

http://www.litegear.com/

Lumos - DMLite USA

Lumos introduces the Glow Panel 400C to the NAB show floor this year. Utilizing the same form factor as the Glow Panel 400F, this new fixture introduces full RGBW LED capability, allowing a color temperature range from 2800K to 10,000K as well as full-color mixing. Constructed with an all metal body, the fixture features flicker-free operation, and can be controlled via on-board controls, or remotely via DMX and RDM protocols. Drawing 400 watts under nominal operation conditions (450 watts maximum), the fixture features a bracket which allows for mounting the remote power supply to the fixture itself if desired. The fixture boasts an output equivalent to a 2.5 kw tungsten fixture, and a CRI of 95+. Various mounting options and diffusion accessories are available.

http://www.lumosusa.com/

Matthews Studio Equipment

Matthews Grip introduced the MyWay Grip system, the world first interchangeable rigging system. Currently, MyWay offers thirteen mounting options, ranging from a baby plate to a twelve-inch c-clamp and offers attachments to meet every need, including a variety of baby pin and junior pin options, as well as threaded adapters.



This system is designed with utility and efficiency in mind. Barbizon customers will find this system frees up valuable milk crate space and adds a level of flexibility not found with standard grip gear. With the pull of a pin, a wall plate can be changed from baby pin to a junior receiver is seconds, all while already mounted on scene.

In the world of camera support, Matthews does not disappoint. They showcased the Elevator system, a counterbalanced elevation tower designed to give camera operators 25.5” of smooth vertical movement, as well as a complete 360 degrees of rotation. It is designed to work with a variety of camera platforms including the Matthews Slider, Doorway Dollies, and The Dutti Dolly.

The system gives the ability to create compelling vertical camera moves without having to rely on conventional dollies or cranes. The 25.5” of travel will cover the range between sitting and standing positions.

The Elevator features a simple 1:1 counterweight using Olympic barbells, infinite 360-degree panning, multiple 3/8-16 threaded holes for mounting accessories and or triangulating. Its will support any camera/ fluid head combo up to fifty pounds.

Matthews is also showed a line of furniture and lamps made from stands - more information on that coming soon!

Matthews Website Link.

Miller Camera Support

Miller in collaboration with the Ronford Baker Engineering Company, known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry, announces the Skyline 90 Fluid Head, made its debut at NAB 2017. Designed to meet the stringent and rigorous standards presented by challenging environments and condition of Outside Broadcast (OB), the Skyline 90 supports payloads of up to 165 lbs. (75 kg.) and features robust, heavy duty construction.

The Skyline 90 has continuous counterbalance control that ranges from zero to 165 lbs. (75 kg.) at 12 in. (30 cm.) above the center tilt axis and 15+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions to ensure the optimum drag for any lens focal length. With a sliding platform featuring 300mm of sliding range that glides smoothly and effortlessly with a full payload, the Skyline 90 easily balances heavy camera loads. It also comes with an auto safety lock to ensure a secure horizontal position when loading or dismantling heavy box lenses. The floating caliper pan and tilt locks with large metal levers can be operated simultaneously with one hand without causing picture disturbance. Two bubble levels located at either side of the head allow for convenient leveling.

https://www.millertripods.com/

Mole Richardson

Mole Richardson’s stand was abuzz with excitement about the new line of MoleLED Variable Color Fresnels and Vari-Panel Softlights.

Fresnels are available in a 200W Baby (6” Lens – shown below), 300W Junior (8” Lens) and 400W Studio Junior (10” Lens). Each features a 2700-6500K variable color temperature range with +/- green, and provide a 10-55 degree variable spot to flood. A robust control package is built in: dual local controls via knob or touchscreen, DMX addressable, RDM, Lumen Radio for wireless DMX, and Bluetooth capability. Firmware is updated via USB ports and Mole will be releasing an app for direct Bluetooth control of the luminaires later this year.

Vari-Panels are available in 120W with an aperture of 9.5” x 15” or the larger 200W XL unit boasting an impressive 17.5” x 25” luminous surface. These softlights enjoy a high CRI through a 2800-6500K Color Temperature range and are provided with local controls including CT presets, and DMXfor remote controls. V-Mount and Gold Mount Battery adapters are available for use in portable applications

http://mole.com/

MYT Works

MyT Works Skater DolliesMYT Works continues to bring customizability and versatility to the slider and portable dolly market. Featured this year were their Skater Dolly and Glide Slider models, as well as their innovative tripod head systems. Glide Sliders are available in three sizes, supporting anything from a small DSLR to a full broadcast camera rig. The unique bearing design ensures a smooth move every time, and removable high-hats allowfor fast setups and efficient re-configuring of dolly systems. Skater Dollies come in full kits with Mitchell, 100mm, and 75mm bowl adapters, and stand mounts for the track ends. The Skater systems interface with standard speed rail for custom runs of track as long as the shot requires - MYT's internal splicer keeps the pipes together with no disruption to the camera's smooth movement.

http://www.mytworks.com/

Neutrik USA, Inc

Neutric 8+2Neutrik showed improved features of both the opticalCON MTP 24 and CAT6a line of products staying ahead in entertainment connectivity. However, it was the 8 + 2 data connector that stoked the OEM-imagination. Of particular interest in the lighting industry where today’s low-wattage draw of LED’s and intelligent fixtures requiring both power and data, expect to see this platform expanded and these connectors on some new products soon.

http://www.neutrik.us/

Nila

Nila, well known for their LED daylight source HMI replacements has introduced an IP65 rated Varsa capable of operation in exterior weather conditions, including rain or snow. The Varsa, with similar output to a 400W HMI runs AC or DC (using available battery mounts), while still offering DMX control

Further improvements have been made to the Zaila, a 200W HMI comparable unit, to provide an enhanced spectral output, and the introduction of RDM and DMX. As always, NILA luminaires are provided with built in Chimera softbox mounts, eliminating the need for a speedring.

http://www.nila.com/

Outsight

Creamsource was honored with the NAB Best of Show for Digital Video products with the introduction of the Creamsource Micro. The high CRI (90+) Variable Color Temperature fixture deserves the attention it is receiving. The Micro is half the size of the Mini measuring only 8.7” x 8.1” x 4.1” and weighing only 5.5 lbs. The Micro is fully IP65 rated and ready to go anywhere! The Micro delivers constant power output across the range of Color Temperature adjustment (2700K – 6500K) so you do not sacrifice output for variable color temperature. The 10V – 32V operating range allows the fixture to be powered from the power supply (included), V-lock or Gold Mount portable batteries, or even from a 12V car battery. The native 13° beam created by the LED emitters can be softended using one of the available accessories: 30° drop in lens, 60° drop in lens, or Snap-Bag Softbox. Add this fixture to your portable kit for a go anywhere fixture for any application.

Outsight / Creamsource website



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