Dedolight introduced it’s brand new 1200w daylight system which includes several new concepts that further improve performance, high efficiency convection cooling, rainproof construction, extremely low UV values, simple hinging open for easy serviceability and the unique optical system Dedolight is so well known for. The 25lb ballast includes a selectable 120w or 800w output power, selectable 50/60Hz silent mode, 75Hz Flicker free mode, DMX control interface, hot restrike and an automated sensing 90-260v input voltage. To top it all off the new Series 1200 light can be outfitted with a special 3-lens condenser module to adapt all other DP400 imager elements and project super sharp images.
New to the PanAura soft light line is the PanAura 7 Octodome. This 7’ giant is only 60cm deep and features several different lamping modules including 2x575w, 2x1000w, 4x1000w and each option capable of two different lamps, daylight or tungsten with no color variation.
For those of you that like the Dedolight 4 fixture backpacks (DBP) soft case light kits, there is a new 3 fixture backpack (DBPS) for smaller lighter loads.
The 400 series now features a wide angle lens attachment with barn door rotating on all access. The focusing range translates into an unprecedented change of angle from 60 to 4 degree (DLWA) and the new wide angle lens attachment widens the angle to an additional 84 degrees (DLWAR400) with perfectly even light distribution, minimal light loss, all while maintaining focus.
Dedolight now offers a high tech dimmer to operate lights up to 1000w at 120v. With this elegant in-line dimmer with integrated DMX control, we can not only control many of the Dedolight tungsten soft lights but also lights of other manufacturers. Since these DMX controlled dimmer are noiseless, they can be mounted next to the lights or with an optional c-clamp.
The new Fillini Plus on camera lighting fixtures looks very similar to the original Fillini but provides more than three times the LED lighting intensity. It no longer works with (4)AA internal batteries but instead the battery shoes hooks onto the back of the Fillini Plus in versions for Sony, Panasonic or Cannon mini DV batteries. Additionally the fixture can be powered from the DC output of professional video cameras or Anton Bauer Gold Mount plates. The LED’s output daylight color and the fixture includes a tungsten color correction flip down filter designed to withstand a heavy beating.
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DeSisti jumped into the LED fray with their Set Light DE LED. It is available in various configurations.
The Set Light DE LED system was designed for use in production lighting for either key, fill or backlight. It can also be used as stage wash and down light. The FRE-LED combines high efficiency LED technology by Philips, with an efficient optical system that optimizes light output and control of the light beam. These color changing fixtures are DMX controllable as white sources with tunable color temperature from 2500°K to 6500°K, that it kept true over the life of the unit by utilizing a patented internal optical measurement system developed by Philips.
Also in the booth was the Leonardo Multi-Power. It's a compact, highly efficient 10" Fresnel, capable of accepting a wide range of tungsten halogen lamps. It has a G22 socket accepts lamps available are 650W, 1kW, 1,2kW, 2kW and 2.5 kW. This allows the lighting staff to use one fresnel for a wide range of applications. What's neat about the lamp housing is that the locking G22 lamp holder has an adjustable height mechanism that allows the use of a wide range of tungsten halogen lamps ensuring the are correctly centered in the reflector.
CamAlign F3-D – 3-D Alignment (16:9/4:3)
DSC’s major technological breakthrough over typical test charts is precision and increased dynamic range. In addition do DSC’s patented grayscale and color elements, this chart provides many unique features specific to 3-D. DSC charts are designed to produce familiar electronic displays that are easily interpreted using standard waveform monitors and vectorscopes. In production, a few frames shot on set provide invaluable information in post. DSC Labs believes you will find this chart invaluable in aligning your 3-D camera systems.
ETC demonstrated their Selador line of 7 color led lighting fixtures on camera using the new Arri Alexa in a broadcast or film environment. The Selador LED line emits bold colors, lush pastels, luminous whites. Seven discrete colors of LED allow for spectacular gel-like saturation for color washes or for flattering flesh tones--with astounding light output and energy-savings. http://www.etcconnect.com/products.ledfixtures.aspx
ETC was also showing for the first time at NAB the new rigging Quick Touch controllers from their line of motorized rigging Prodigy. QuickTouch controllers all feature: LCD display of position, load anderror messages, load learning and load profiling, 3rd-position preset, Self-Test Safety Check at turn-on, annual inspection alert message, E-Stop Circuit, with optional multiple E-Stop locations and Optional handheld remote control. http://www.etcrigging.com/products_quickTouch.html
LTM is a part of the Groupe Fokia family. LTM has a long history of manufacturing high quality lighting fixtures for the television and film industries. From it’s popular “Pepper” line to it’s legendary HMI line of fixtures, LTM is well known throughout the world. In keeping with that enviable tradition dating back to the early 1970s, they were showing their 18kW/12kW Cinepar HMI at NAB this year. This new fixture combines performance and sturdiness while being powered by either a magnetic or electronic w/pfc ballast that have been the hallmark of this France based company. With there offices in Sun Valley, California and Paris, France, they are ready to provide support to their extensive distribution network. Look for a new 24kW Cinepar and also pre-made Gel Tubes for fluorescents in the near future.
Balcar is also a part of the Groupe Fokia family of product lines. Balcar was one of the early manufacturers of fluorescent lighting fixtures for use in television production. This France based company has, over the decades, made substantial improvements to the design of their fixtures. There fluorescent fixture line is known for their surprising high light output. Their new “Super Lite” is no exception. This new light weight fluorescent fixture was primarily designed for use on location. It is solidly built to prevent twisting during transport, which protects the tubes. They can be attached together to create a run of up to 75 feet all being powered by a single ballast unit, creating a “wall of light”. The fixture has individual On/Off control for each tube at either 110v or 230v. The Super Lite fixture uses a 55 watt T8 fluorescent tube that can also be fitted with T12, if desired. There are also removable barn doors available for light control. All in all this is a very nice addition to their already impressive line of fluorescent fixtures.
IDX brought out a new high output lithium-ion camera battery in the HL-9 Series. It has an 88 Wh. Capacity and can run the newer HD cameras up to 3 hrs. The new Power link feature allows you to piggyback two batteries together, using the built in V-mount for a total of 176 Wh. It also has a 5 – LED power status displays that shows remaining power in 20% increments. The E-HL9 also supports Digi-View for reading battery status in most camera viewfinders.
The new Focal Spot 200/400 gives joker bugs projection capability, at less than 10 inches in length and under 1.5lbs. Includes 20 and 40 degree objective lenses, includes four blade cutter and m size gobo holder. Attaches to Joker Bug with no additional parts, assembly or disassembly.
Also new from Joker the weatherproof 200/400 and 800 ballasts. Weatherproof, fanless 200/400 auto-sensing weatherproof ballasts with input voltage range of 90-132 180-265 vac with automatic line voltage selection. Amber power ready indicator, easy on/off push button. Grounded US type 120vac power plug.
At this years NAB, Kata-Bag introduced a new Ultra-light weight backpack called “Bumblebee 222-UL”. This Ultra Light DSLR backpack features a combination of Lightweight technology, materials and Lightweight protection without compromises.
The Bumblebee 222-UL has additional storage space for 17" laptops and other personal effects. When needed the lower compartment can be emptied of the padded dividers and pouches and the zippered partition between the two compartments can be opened to create one large storage space.
Also in the Kata area was the Pro-Light FlyBy-76 is a sleek, low profile on board* professional organizer designed to provide the best traveling, storage and working solutions. Lightweight and Protective it will cater to the smallest detail of a professional's working needs.
Specially formed foam encased spring steel Spine Guard for ultimate structural protection, TST reinforced corners, light yet durable RipStop fabrics & meshes, Aeriform foams, Honeycomb panels and Spider Webbing straps all join together to create an extremely protective but light case. The modularity allows you to make it even lighter by simply removing components that are not necessary for your everyday work.
* Due to constantly changing airline regulations, please check with your carrier prior to departure.
Kino Flo Introduced New Pole Operated VistaBeams, ParaBeams, ParaZips and Image fixtures. The new Pole-Op Mount lets you hang the KinoFlo lights from a pipe grid and adjust it from the floor. This is common in TV studios,and rare on film sets. The fixture includes a yoke with an attachedjunior pin. It's also available with a Pole-Op option with two adjustments. The bluecup controls PAN (left or right) and the white cup controls the Tilt (Up and Down).
Kino also introduced the New KF32 Twin lamps for its Vista Beamand Vista Single line of cool lights. The new KF32 displays a smooth beam which responds especially well to the new generation of HD cameras.
Litepanels introduced a new series of Sola fresnels. The daylight-balanced Sola series offers beam control of 70° to 10° and single-shadow properties inherent in a Fresnel light, but with an LED light source, use just a fraction of the power of conventional fixtures. Sola Fresnels are said to dim from 100% to 0 with no noticeable color shift, and the Sola ENG provides manual focus and dimming control via camera lens-style ergonomic controls.
The Sola6 and Sola12 provide on-fixture motorized control of focus and local dimming via a touch screen, and are also remote-controllable via their integrated DMX interface. Output is flicker free, remaining consistent even as the battery voltage goes down.
The Sola 6 draws only 75 watts, but is stated to produce a light output equivalent to a 650W tungsten unit, and weighs 6 lbs. (2.7kg).
The Sola 12 inherits the same efficiency drawing only 250 watts, but is also said to produce a light output equivalent to a 2000W tungsten and weighs only 14 lbs. (6.4kg).
The Sola ENG is only 4" x 4" x 5" (102mm x 102mm x 127mm) and weighs just 10 ounces (.28kg). Employing a 3" (7.62cm) lens, it draws 30 watts yet produces output equivalent to a 250W tungsten. The SolaENG runs on 10-20VDC sources such as camera batteries, or via an AC power adapter. It is designed for both on-camera and off-camera mounting.
Also new from Litepanels is MicroPro Hybrid light, the world’s first Continuous LED light combined with a “Flash” feature. This 9W fixture is the perfect complement for the motion-enabled DSLR cameras that are becoming increasingly popular. Use the “Continuous Mode” for the camera’s video capability and get beautiful wrap-around soft light. Or choose the “Flash” feature to produce a 400% brighter burst--just the ticket for a variety of still images.