Lowel proudly introduced three new distinctive lighting systems, each designed with today’s professional imaging needs in mind. Blender mixes daylight & tungsten LED's to quickly match the light quality of your location. SoftCore brings constant source, high C.R.I, fluorescent versatility to your soft box. And TRIO, a lightweight 3 lamp fluorescent fixture, let's you take your studio on the road.
Lowel Blender is a quick, easy to use, LED fixture for location lighting. 2 sets of LED’s in Tungsten & Daylight color are quickly & easily blended. Perfectly match the mixed light sources of your real world location, or create a contrasting color blend to make your subject stand out. The Blender can be powered by AC or battery for maximum flexibility.
Twin sets of 5000k Daylight and 3000k Tungsten LED's, with rotary dimmer controls for each on the back of the fixture.Blender packs more punch than you've come to expect from compact LED lights. The lamphead's compact size (4 x 3 x 3") makes it small enough to fit on a pistol grip or compact light stand. Powered by AC, Camcorder Battery Sleds, or conventional 12v connections. Supplied with a set of front diffusers for variable softening & diffusing of the blended output.
Lowel SoftCore™, a compact light fixture that adds versatility and control to fluorescent softbox lighting setups. This multi-patented modular system uses the fluorescent lampheads of the Rifa eXchange System to light with up to 5 lamps, using most standard softboxes. The SoftCore folds down small for storage or travel. Add there 80 Watt daylight fluorescent lamps for high output with accurate color. Its high frequency ballast is designed for flicker-free hi-res digital still, video, and slow-motion cinema use.
The Lowel Trio is for thatsmall studio that you need to occasionally pack up & take on the road? Lowel's new TRIOTM 3 lamp fluorescent fixture folds down slim, & carries easily. As comfortable in the studio as it is on location, TM delivers a beautiful soft source of high CRI daylight or tungsten color. Its 3 lamps are individually switched, to control light output. Designed with Lowel's legendary attention to detail, TRIO's mounting system keeps the light balanced over the stand while allowing a full range of tilting positions.
CATEGORY: NAB 2010
Introduced this year was Manfrotto’s new 504 HD head which is a crossover between Photo and Video. This head features a four stop counterbalance with a continuous variable spring which allows you to set for different weight loads ranging from a Video camera or a DSLR camera on a rig. Also included is an easy to use adjustable Pan which not only controls the speed of your pan, but enhances the fluid motions over some previous models.
Here's a recap of the new and exiting gear @ the Matthews' booth:
HOT FLAGS - a new line of heat resistant flags for use with high temperature lighting fixtures. Manufactured from a patented, thermal resistant fabric, Matthews HOT Flags will allow precise cutting of the light at relatively close distance to large, heat-producing HMI or Tungsten fixtures. HOT Flags will withstand a continuous heat of 1800F/972C. They weigh approximately one-half the weight of metal Hi Temp Flags and will dissipate heat rapidly allowing for easier handling and faster tear down of the lighting set up.
EXTENDELLINI - Matthews has made gripping capabilities even greater with this new tool. By simply removing the movable jaw, spin handle and bushing from the Matthellini Clamp and securing the new EXTENDELLINI to the thread of the clamp, users can increase the gripping rangeby almost a foot. Replace the jaw, spin handle and bushing and the extended clamp and fixture can be safely secured to a wide variety of objects. Like the Matthellini Clamp, EXTENDELLINI is a precision machined, chromed product for durability and ease of operation.
MICROgrip - a broad range of mounting and grip products developed around the MICRO-griphead. Great in the studio for table top and product imaging as well as in miniature work, the micro gripheads allow all the moves and features of its bigger 2.50" brother but in a smaller package. A further development by Matthews form the MICROgrip series is the MICROmount - a highly maneuverable and versatile on-camera light/monitor mount. It's a highly flexible mount that will allow the photographer to get the on-camera light up from the camera body and off to either side to create dimensional instead of flat lighting. It will also serve as an on-camera monitor mount.
BALLHead Camera Mounts - Unlike most other ball head mounts which are manufactured from die cast components, Matthews Ball Head camera mounts are individually CNC machined from solid bar stock to ensure precise control over all critical dimensions and elements. A precision machined camera quick release plate with a balancing feature offers quick, safe and positive-locking of the camera to the Ball Head Mount. The mounting plate can stay permanently attached to the camera thus avoiding the hassle of trying to screw the camera onto the ball or screwing the ball onto the camera. All heads mount either to the suction cup or other devices. Matthews Ball Head Camera Mount is available in three different sizes to accommodate particular camera weights.
CT Overheads - Cool it up or Warm it Down. These new color-balanced, color-temperature grid cloth overheads will adjust ambient or overhead lighting up and down the Kelvin scale. Available in 1/4 CT and 1/2CT values in both straw and blue to compensate for varying daylight conditions or shifting artificial lighting sources, CT Overheads are manufactured form rugged grid cloth and accurately matched from lot to lot to ensure consistency of color and transmission.
Miller had their new version of the Compass system including the Solo, a 75mm head on three-stage spreadless legs.
Also in the booth was the Combination Pedestal for lightweight mobile camera support. The adjustable air-column system provides quick and easy height adjustment for payload configurations up to 60 lbs. You can readily adjust the camera to a suitable height and then lock off with the quick action clamp.
The Combination Pedestal hasa 100mm bowl to suit a Miller Arrow fluid head. The Combination Pedestal systems are also supplied with the #481 Miller Studio Dolly with cable guards and provide an ultra-smooth rolling action.
Mole Richardson introduced the Mole LED 12-Pack fixtures consists of 12 OSRAM KREIOS LED circuit boards. Each of those 12 boards contain 20 high output LEDs, for a total of 240 individual sources. Unlike existing LED fixtures, the MoleLED blends these multiple sources into one, soft, single light source. This single source approach renders the light more attractive to the talent and more familiar to the technicians.
12 pack features:
- Available in 3200K or 5600K
- 0.65 Amps is the maximum Draw at 110 volts A.C.
- Universal 100-240 volts, 50/60Hz A.C. power supply
- The fixture will operate on 12 volt car battery, 14.4 volt Anton Bauer/IDX V-Mount Battery, 24 volt camera battery or a 30 volt Battery Belt.
- Local and remote dimming with built in DMX 512
- Dimmable without color temperature shift
12 pack accessories:
Barn door,Gel frame,Battery mount bracket,2-pin battery belt cable
The MoleLED Single puts the power and quality of light from the 12-Pack in the palm of your hand. The Single is a go-anywhere, rig-anywhere lighting solution designed for use in interviews or on news desks; perfect for car rigs or as an Obie Light; and a great solution for lecterns or podiums. The Single will be packaged in kits of Tungsten or Daylight or a combination of both and powered remotely from the 6-Pack Controller. Unlike any other DC powered fixture today, The Single can be daisy-chained up to three in a row, and remain individually dimmed and switched from the controller.
Nila is manufacturing some of the most technically advanced LED lighting fixtures in the television and film industry. Just spending a few minutes looking over their product offering will convince you that they are among the best built and well thought out LED fixtures on the market today. They are impressive. From their 65 watt high light output and lens system to their modular “brick” configuration, they say quality. The fixtures utilize a single-color, high brightness LED light source that boasts a 20,000 hour lamp life. They are available in either “tungsten” or “daylight”. The fixtures have quick change lenses that give 10, 25, 45 and 90 degree spreads. An on-board dimmer with built-in backlit LCD display can control individually per fixture or be networked via DMX or their own Nila NET to control numerous fixtures from one controller with RJ-45 in and out. Input power voltage can range from 90-240VAC, 50-60Hz via an auto-switching power pack. The Model JNH is designed to attach to other same fixtures to create a larger multiple light source in a bank arrangement. With a throw distance of over 100 feet, this bright source can accept a Chimera Light bank with an optional bracket. This light does wonders on location with only a 65 watt power draw. It can also be powered by an optional battery (juice) pack. Other control devices include barn doors, gels and 2 types of eggcrates. They are also incredibly durable as you can see below.
For all you space light fans, Nila also makes it’s own version of this popular fixture style with LEDs. It is configured as a LED “bank” of about 30” x 30”. It has an 850 watt output and has similar control as the smaller 65 watt fixtures. It comes with a 36” diameter x 36” high diffusion bag and a variety of targets options.
All Nila products are manufactured and assembled in the US.
New from PAG was the snap on L95e battery. It is a high-quality Li-Ion budget broadcast battery that can replace the Anton-Bauer Dionic 90 and it charges on Anton-Bauer Li-Ion chargers, compatible with Anton-Bauer mounts. It is 14.8V 6.5Ah 95Wh, with 7A maximum continuous output, 5 LED Run-Time, Capacity Indicator, Electronic protection system Circuit protected against damage, Compact and lightweight and has no air transport restrictions with a 18 month warranty
Pelican extends their line of 51 cases with the introduction of the 1170 case. Designed as watertight/crush-resistant armor for handheld electronics and any small, delicate items, the case sports a high-impact, heat and chemical resistant polymer shell that will stand up to some of the harshest conditions known to man. As additional protection, the case features stainless steel hardware and double-throw latches that can stand up to 400 pounds of pull force, yet open with a light pull. The case’s tongue-and-groove lid construction and polymer o-ring creates a watertight seal and its built-in, automatic pressure equalization valve keeps moisture out and makes it easier to open the case at any altitude.
To offer another legendarily tough, portable equipment protection solution, Pelican Products has introduced the 1460 Case. The top lid opens up 180 degrees to form a wide stable base. The lid can also act as additional storage space, offering easy access to equipment such as HD video cameras with accessories when secured within standard Pick N Pluck™ or optional custom foam. The 1460 Case is engineered with an open cell-core wall, polymer construction that protects sensitive equipment from the world’s harshest conditions. Standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer o-ring for a dustproof and watertight seal, as well as two dual action latches that have been tested to withstand nearly 400 pounds of pressure (but open with a light pull). The 1460 Case sports an integrated automatic pressure equalization valve that keeps moisture out and prevents vacuum lock, ensuring the case is easier to open at any altitude. Two over molded rubberized grips are standard on each side and a handle on top of the case is also featured. Genuine Pelican Cases are fully stackable for optimal space efficiency and can always be spotted by their distinctive, trademarked “Dual Band” design.
Available in black or desert tan, the 1460 Case is backed by the Pelican products lifetime guarantee. Other idea’s for the use of the 1460 case include video cameras, grip equipment, computer equipment, light meters, microphones or tools.
To meet the demand for long, deep and versatile shipping cases, Pelican™ Products, Inc., has introduced the 1740 and 1770 Long Cases. For easy one-person transport, the 1740 comes standard with several mobile-friendly features including two rugged double-wide handles for easy steering and team lifting. Wide-track, polyurethane wheels (for stable mobility) with ball bearings and nylon hubs ensure extended towing durability. Designed to either be moved manually or stacked on pallets, the 1740 features four extra-deep base-to-lid locking cleats that ensure maximum stacking stability. Built for longer equipment and weapons such as .50 caliber guns and survey drill kits, the 1770 Long Case is Pelican’s longest case to date with a length of 54.58”. It features the same transit friendly attributes as the 1740. With more than 6,600 (1740) and 7,300 (1770) cubic inches of usable storage space and an infinite number of internal storage possibilities, both cases feature an open cell core, polymer wall construction engineered to protect sensitive equipment from some of the harshest conditions on earth. Additional standard features include a lid equipped with a polymer o-ring for a dust and water tight seal and six dual action latches that have been tested to withstand nearly 400 pounds of pulling force (but open with a light pull). Genuine Pelican Protector™ Cases can always be spotted by their distinctive, trademarked “Dual Band” design. Due to their large internal volumes both cases feature dual integrated automatic pressure equalization valves that keep moisture out and prevent vacuum lock so they’re easy to open at any altitude.
Leveraging next-generation LED technology; Pelican Products has introduced the rugged Nemo 1960 LED as a compact and powerful back up light in its Nemo extreme submersible flashlight line. Engineered with a next-generation LED, the Nemo 1960 LED shines 24 lumens/657 candelas at peak performance (to cut through murky depths or illuminate a dark trail). Powered by 2AAA batteries the flashlight offers more than 3 hours of usable light and a beam that can be seen from 51 meters/167 feet. O-ring sealed and rated submersible to 100 meters/330 feet, the flashlight sports an incredibly tough polymer construction that will stand up to the pressures of the deep and just about anything else that will come along. It weighs in at a mere 1.9 ounces (with batteries) and features an integrated polymer pocket clip.
Pelican Products has introduced the rugged 9410 LED as their most powerful handheld flashlight ever. Engineered with an array of four next-generation LEDs, the 9410 LED shines a smoke-cutting 710 lumens/43,200 candela peak beam intensity. The 9410 LED offers three illumination modes (high, low and strobe) with a water-resistant electronic switch that toggles between modes at the push of a button. The switch also features an integrated battery level indicator that illuminates when the light is on - green (more than 75%) - amber (Between 75% and 25%) - red (25% and lower). In high mode the flashlight outputs a beam that can be seen from an ANSI FL1 Standard tested distance of 416 meters/1,512 feet. Powered by the latest in Nickel Metal Hydride rechargeable battery technology, it boasts nearly two hours of run time (4 hours and 45 minutes on low mode).
The flashlight is available in black and safety yellow. Like all Pelican flashlights, the 9410 LED is backed by the company’s Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence.
Porta Brace introduced their new line of DSLR Camera Carrying Cases. The cases are made of the 1000 denier cordura material, with the same handcrafted quality construction we are all used to. They have plenty of pockets for accessories and cables and also include a suede shoulder strap. The cases have the slip not dot anti skid bottom panel which is also water resistant. Interiors include the bendable dividers and a combination of padded pouches and fleece microbead pillows for a custom protective interior. The cases are available in the standard porta blue, black , adventure camo and also mossy oak camo.
Are you wondering what happened to Reflecmedia and want to know if you can still get your hands on their very cool chroma-key system in the US. Well, yes you can! Reflecmedia is now offering their products through Chromatic Distribution, Inc here in the US. Barbizon has recently reestablished our distributor relationship for Reflectmedia through Chromatic Distribution and our customer service folks are set up to field your questions. Welcome back Reflecmedia! If you looking for a cost efficient Chroma-key solution for a major broadcast operation, simple student shoot or worship facility, the Reflecmedia system is something worth looking at.
Reflecmedia recently added a chroma-key flooring material to their product offering called “Base Matte”.
To avoid ordering the wrong camera mounting adapter with your system, Reflectmedia is now shipped all 4 of the most common camera mounts at no additional charge.