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.
Photon Beard is committed to keeping things simple and the Highlight LED does just that. They have taken their best remote phosphor technology and unique optical approach to providing a punchy full spectrum LED luminaire that has an excellent Color temperature and output rating that is guaranteed for 5 years. Adding a cyc hood to these fixtures makes them an excellent choice for lighting your green screen.
The fixtures can be operated locally or through DMX and this year they have added a USB port to the rear of the fixture, so firmware updates are simple as well. The fixtures can dim from 100%-5% while maintaining a constant color temp. Cooling is passive so there is no issue with fan noise.
Rosco had some new things to unveil at NAB this year.
First, there was theRosco Silk 205 and 305 LED soft light provides uncompromising light output for film and broadcast professionals. Designed to meet the requirements of the most discerning filmmaker, the Silk 205 LED light fixture has been specifically developed for film and video applications that demand extremely color-accurate, high-quality light.
Utilizing proprietary, state-of-the-art, tungsten & daylight balanced LEDs, Silk 205 and 305 LED fixtures to produce a high volume of broad-spectrum white light. With TLCI, CRI and R9 metrics in the high 90's, the fixture is capable of producing a high volume of light output at color temperatures ranging from 2800K - 6500K.
Next there was theBest Of ShowAward fromDigitalVideomag. the MIX from Rosco and their new acquisition DMG Lumière.
MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.
The MIX has no menus. Simply choose between three different modes (Gel, White and Color Mode) then choose the color temperature, color or Rosco gel color you desire from there.
Rosco DMG also showed their new myMIX App. It will allow filmmakers to easily control their MIX LED fixtures from their mobile device – and so much more! Whether you’re mixing your own colors from scratch, or modifying a Rosco gel color you’ve chosen – you can mix the color you need using the myMIX App. From there, you can save those colors into your own personal library of colors in the cloud to call up whenever you need them in the future. The myMIX App allows you to capture a color and then send it to your MIX LED lights. If the color isn’t quite right – no worries. Just like any other MIX color, you can adjust the hue, intensity, and saturation of your captured color until it’s exactly what you need – then save it to your library.
Introducing MIX from Rosco and DMG Lumière. MIX features 6-LED color mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colors than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colors, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light. Every Rosco gel color in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base color temperature of the light before adding color.
Amazing color control and preset setting will also be coming soon via the new myMIX App.
SoftPanels was at NAB showing theirnew approach to LED lighting.
What makes their soft-source LED fixtures different from others on the market is their built-in color meter and intelligent color management technology designed to provide color precision and smart control over the emitted light.
Each fixture undergoes a two-hour color temperature calibration process in the factory to +\- 80°K. By doing this the displayed color temperature matches the actual light output. Many LED lights do not match their color preset buttons, and they are often off by more than 1000°K.
Each fixture also has an integrated digital color meter, with proprietary Autocolor™ matching technology. This process can instantly read the current ambient color conditions, and then exactly color-balance their LED color output to match that of the scene’s ambient conditions for far more color consistency in a variety of studio and location applications and saving time correcting in post-production.
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.
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.