Quad & Hex further expand on the Uno and Shapeshifter technology by combining the two! The quad uses 4 Uno LED engines (RGBW) to create aerial effects. All 4 cells offer the ability to be individually controlled as well as X,Y controls of each cell. The Hex also uses the LED engines from the Uno but has six mounted in a linear fashion. Both units contain and Indigo Backlighter, while the Hex has a zoom range of 3.5 Degrees to 40 Degrees the Hex is 3.5 degrees to 70 degrees. Also on the floor was new software for the Hog lineup that allows integration with Lightware allowing for communications between both product lines, making for simpler setup of AV and lighting integration. https://www.highend.com/
TAG: Moving Lights
The SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire fromHigh End Systemsoffers many of the effects capabilities of the company’s flagship white light LED products, making it suitable for theaters, houses of worship, nightclubs and other medium-sized venues. Delivering 11,300 lumens, the fixture includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO- linear color mixing, replaceable fixed color wheel systems, rotating gobo wheel plus rotating animation, frost, iris, 6º to 50º zoom, and a three-facet rotating prism. In other fixture news, the SolaFrame Theatre fixture received the 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Light For Theater. On the console side, High End showcased thenew release of Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 software running on their desks at the show.Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 contains major new features including plot icons, fixture color-coding, plot images, support for additional touchscreens, effects synchronization, MIDI note macros, many smaller enhancements. High End also held their2017 HOG Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition at LDI. Of the three finalists, the Long BeachThree from California State University, Long Beach won the competition with their show. https://www.highend.com
High End Systems, recently acquiredby ETC, had some their LED-powered fixtures on display within the Electronic Theatre Controls booth at NAB. First of note as silence is golden, the SolaFrame Theatre is the industry’s first automated LED luminaire to deliver completely silent operation. Engineered with no fans, SolaFrame Theatre features a special high-CRI Bright White LED engine. The fixture delivers 15,000 field lumens and features our full-frame shuttering system. SolaFrame Theatre is a natural fit for designers that work in theatres and other venues where fixture noise is simply not acceptable. Lightweight and compact, the SolaSpot Pro 1000 offers high intensity and a full feature set for complete creative freedom. A 440-watt Bright White LED engine and specially designed optics allow the SolaSpot 1000 to boldly shine through the crowd, while the cutting edge rotating Animation wheel, fixed gobo and color wheels, CMY/CTO system, iris, frost, prism, and zoom create a cornucopia of lighting effects. https://www.highend.com
- Osram SIRUS HRI 4440w Lamp
- 16,000 Lumens
- CYM Color Mixing
- Variable CTO
- 16 slot Color Wheel
- 2 - 44 degree zoom range
- 9 Rotating Gobos
- 16 Static Gobos
- 3- and 8-facet prisms
- 55 lbs
- Bright flicker-free video output
- Consistent calibration allowing cross-renting between different batches
- Easy setup, mapping and configuration, and easy mix with other Martin LED Video Products
- All-in-one solution with integrated processing
- Folding capacitive multi-touchscreen with 4 encoders
- 34 playbacks, 8 encoders for fast user access
- Complete console with integrated processing in a small footprint
- Folding capacitive multi-touchscreen with 4 encoders
- 10 playbacks, 8 encoders for fast user access
VDO Fatron - 20 is a 20 mm pixel pitch outdoor-rated LED video batten with an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks that allows you to play with creativity in 3D stage designs. Easy video-mapping and creative mix ‘n’ match with other Martin LED video products via the P3 System Controller. It uses the same integrated power and data cabling as VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron. It is supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and a simple cabling system. It uses P3/DMX/RDM controllable (automatic protocol detection) and has an extensive range of built-in effects. Fully brightness and color calibrated for optimal consistency between products (colors matched with VDO Sceptron and VDO Dotron). The unit has 8 different diffuser options plus 1lens option(all field-exchangeable) and isIP65 rated for outdoor use and available in two lengths: 1000 mm and 320 mm. Mac Encore Wash - Designed to produce rich color and premium white light in a wide variety of applications where light quality is critical. The feature-packed soft edge moving head comes in two separate color temperatures 3000 K and a 6000 K crisp, neutral daylight. Both have a fully electronic dimmer/shutter control with various dimming curves and tungsten red-shift emulation. Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from rich, saturated primary colors to light and smooth pastel shades. Variable CTB and CTO filters and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open. Fresnel lens: 1:4 zoom precise, silent and fast zoom. Internal barndoor system with two shutter blades and iris. Shutter blades can overlap for full blackout and the entire system rotates +/- 100°. Repeats cues with great precision. Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects. Animotion™ FX System, internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects. Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring. Mac Encore Performance - moving head offers 6000 K neutral daylight. It contains a full color mixing system as well as a fully variable CTO/CTB depending on the model selected. Both include a flat field without color temperature variation during zoom and dimming. Their flicker-free operation is based on an LED driver frequency suitable for all camera applications. Both fixtures create minimal noise by combining convection and forced air cooling with user-selectable output vs. sound level control. Vibrant CMY color mixing with a superior palette of colors ranging from light and smooth pastel shades to rich, saturated primaries can be found on board. Variable CTO, CTB, and 6 interchangeable dichroic filters + open come as standard. 1:4 zoom—precise and fast, silent zoom with auto-linked focus. Four framing shutter blades with individual +/- 30° adjustment and entire system rotation of +/- 55° allow for high-precision cues. Five rotating glass gobos with next to zero focal separation from the framing system. Animation wheel with continuous multi-directional rotation and indexing with a variable angle, speed, and direction. Animotion™ FX System—internal dimming effect macros for stunning 3D mid-air and projection effects. Precise and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects. A soft frost is included that leaves gobo artwork and framed images visible with a beautiful soft edge. Super precise and silent pan/tilt movement and positioning due to 3-phase stepper motor technology and absolute position monitoring. http://www.martin.com/
The Philips Entertainment Group booth was brimming with new offerings. The Philips Showline LEDSPOT 300 is a high-performance moving head luminaire that delivers a powerful output, with fast and quiet movement. The fixed 270w white LED engine delivers exceptional output and the versatile and effective precision optical design makes the SL LEDSPOT 300 an ideal replacement for aging automated luminaires using older discharge sources.
- 7 slot color wheel
- CMY mixing
- CTO color filter
- 7 fixed gobos
- 6 indexing / rotating gobos
- Four framing shutter blades
- 3 Facet round prism
- 10 - 45° degree zoom
- 270w White LED Engine 6500°k
- 11,500 lumens
- Pan 540° / Tilt 260°
- Philips Platinum 17R Lamp
- 10 Slot Fixed color wheel
- 12 Fixed gobos
- 8 slot indexable/rotating gobo wheel
- Animation wheel with Fire Breakup effect
- Four facet linear prism
- Eight facet circular prism
- Frost filter
- Beam Mode: 2 -21 Degrees
- Spot Mode: 2-25 Degrees
- Wash Mode: 9-37 Degrees
- Auto focus mode
New to the Philips Entertainment stand this year were some additions to the Vari*Lite line that included the VL 1100 LED delivers high-quality light and consistent color reproduction, making it a true alternative to the traditional tungsten source in a moving head fixture.
- The 127 LED array and engine delivers a CRI of over 91 and has a 25% greater output than a traditional tungsten fixture.
- An improved lower-end diffusion allows for gentle edge diffusion
- The fixture has a tungsten red shift emulation during dimming, allowing it to work and feel just like a standard VL 1000 series fixture
- Hybrid liquid / forced air cooling system
- It has a 4 blade framing system
- CMY color mixing
- Continuously variable zoom of 19 – 36 degree and superzoom angle to 70 degrees
- Color reproduction consistent with the traditional VL1100 Arc source fixture
- Hybrid liquid / forced air cooling system
- Superzoom angle to 70 degrees
- Continuous variable zoom range from 19 – 36 degrees.
Robe Lighting had a large range of their fixtures at NAB this year for broadcasters who not only need lighting for on-air personalities but for also ambient set and air effects interest. For fixed fixtures, Robe's ParFectline in its various flavors area popular fixture because of their incredibly wide zoom range of3.8°– 60°. Their PATT range of fixtures have become a must-have for visual interest on sets and tours worldwide. Moving head fixtures have always been Robe's forte, and Robe's DL7S Profile is the first DL range fixture to receive a powerful new 800W version of the LED engine with seven colors for unprecedented smooth, stable and even color mixing and a very high CRI. The Spiider and Tarrantula fixturesare superbright next generation of LED WashBeam luminaires. Spiider uses 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12.5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° while the Tarrantula is powered by 36x 30W and 1x 60W high powered emitters providing a stunning 20,000 lumen output. The versatile optical system offers an adjustable beam angle, from a tight 4° spot to a super-wide 50° wash, of the highest quality light. https://www.robe.cz
In the midst of towering booths, bright lights, and product demos, Robe Lighting transported attendees to a calm European Café to enjoy. The booth then transformed into an incredible lighting presentation featuring their latest innovations. Headlining the show was the all-new Spiider; a super bright LED WashBeam luminaire, using 18x 30 Watt and 1x 60 Watt LEDs and combining it with a very efficient 12,5:1 zoom optical system ranging from tight 4° Beam to wide 50° Wash. The Robe Spikie is a small, super-fast LED Wash/Beam, which utilizes a single 60W RGBW light source with a specially designed 110mm wide front lens producing a solid beam. The fixture quickly zooms from a soft wide 28° wash to a tight sharp-edged 4° beam or one of two new stunning air effects. A handful of creative new fixtures were on hand including the Linee linear moving head, DL7 Wash and Profile fixtures as well as the retro 750w Tungsten PATT2013.
Do you have some legacy Par64 cans lurking around your shop you want to add some splash to? Robe showed their Halo system consisting of a circle of encapsulated bright micro-pixel led’s, mounted on a standard size Parcan color frame, Halo can bring the classic fixtures back into the latest lighting designs or be used alone to add many new dimensions and effects.
Controlled via DMX, the operator can quickly and simply program the most sophisticated effects using the internal content generator or switch to display pixel mapped video content.
The system consists of 6 frames of RGB led’s and a 6-way data controller/driver in the familiar colour-scroller truss-hanging format.
The system is interconnected using the industry standard 4pin XLR scroller cables that are already part of most lighting company inventories.Let’s not forget the big and bold BMFL Family of fixtures including the Parnelli Award Winner for Indispensable Technology-Lighting, the BMFL WashBeam. This powerful new member to BMFL Family comes with extra bright output and an abundance of great features like newly developed framing shutters, super wide front lens and animation wheel.
The MEGA POINTE is a game changer for ROBE! Bright, sharp parallelbeams, excellent gobo projection, precise movement, smooth CMY color mixing, and dimming, plus a multitude of beam splitting, wash and shaping effects. The fixture uses a 470W Osram lamp that aligns perfectly with the cutting edge optical system. The design provides a brilliant, crystal clear, razor-edged beam, adjustable from a punchy 1.8 out to a wide 42-degree zoom. The newly designed effects engine can product 12 varying beam and “flower” effects. The beam can also be shaped using the innovative shutter emulation. The PARFECT 150 is a static, zoomable version of the successful LEDBeam 100 and retains all the key features including both CMY & RGBW color control, 18-bit dimming, Tungsten emulation, selectable & variable color temperatures and the powerful punchy beam ranging from 3,8° to 60°. The compact and lightweight molded composite unit includes a combined hanging bracket/floor stand. Accessories such as barn-doors and the gel frame give ParFect 150 the features required for TV and theatre. ROBE’s architectural division, ANOLIS, focuses on custom LED solutions for architectural, leisure & entertainment, retail, clubs & bars, and beyond. A large focus is offering outdoor rated lighting. One of the popular fixtures in this line is the Divine series, available in RGBW and UV. The custom options for this architectural line are endless. Here is a great video by Tim Holub of the show in their booth this year. https://www.robe.cz/