Coemar Lighting

Otello 8 Full Spectrum

The Otello 8 Full Spectrum is a fully motorized zoom Fresnel. It has 20-bit color mixing through 6 colors: red, green, blue, cyan, lime, and amber. Color temperature control from 27K to 65K and an average CRI of 95. The fixture boasts 16-bit dimming with 4 dim curves that can be selected digitally. The motorized zoom capabilities allow for a range from 14 to 84 degrees. Green-Magenta adjustment, flicker-free operation, and 4 different fan settings, (low, auto, studio and DMX control) round out the key features of this versatile lighting fixture.  Also available in Tungsten, Daylight and Variable White.

Otello 6 VariWhite

Available in Tungsten, Daylight or Full Spectrum, The Otello 6 VW will have a color temperature range of 2800K to 6500K with an average CRI of > 94.  The motorized zoom will allow beam control from 14 to 81 degrees. Thanks to HD electronics, the smooth 16-bit dimmer is processed at 20-bit. It will also have the same guaranteed flicker-free operation and fan settings, (low, auto, studio, DMX control) as the Otello 8.

ReLite LED HD

The ReLite LED HD is a replacement LED, designed to retrofit 1K and 2K traditional incandescent fixtures. It has an internal microprocessor and HD electronics that allow for customization. The ReLite comes in fixed white at either 3200K or 5600K with a CRI of 90. Smooth dimming from 10% to 100% using traditional triac AC or IGBT dimmers. You can utilize your existing incandescent fixtures and reduce power consumption by over 90% with almost no heat generated. And longer lamp life means no relamping issues. It is also flicker free for TV and Broadcast installations.

ReLite Kit

Designed to retrofit every old halogen fixture, the ReLite Kit is an LED source that can be controlled not only from traditional triac AC or IGBT dimmers but also by DMX. Comprised of an external power supply and LED source, the ReLite kit will have improved light output compared to the standard ReLite versions, will be available in tungsten, daylight or variable white, from 2700K to 6500K and a CRI of 90 to >95. The kit boasts smooth 16 bit dimming with no color shift when dimming and the same power savings and flicker-free operation as the original ReLite LED.  

http://www.coemar.com

DeSisti Lighting

Desisti VW Line of fixtures

Desisti will be adding plus/minus green to their VariWhite line of Fresnels. The addition of Lime and Magenta Led’s will allow users to better control color balance. This feature will be available in all fixtures in their VW line. DeSisti has also added the  F7 & F10HP to the VW Fresnel range.

DeSisti SoftLED

DeSisti also was showing their popular led Softlight series. The newly designed DeSisti SOFT LED are available in color-tunable variable white and fixed white with Remote Phosphor. These fixtures have a controlled beam and soft white source, ideal for multiple camera use in the studio, with more effective control of the beam projection with their effective honeycomb grids in various beam angles. Fixtures are available in various sizes based on your needs and ceiling heights.

Desisti Space Light Prototype

Desisti showed a Prototype Space Light they hope to release later this year. The fixture will use the same driver found in their Soft Series, will have variable White capabilities, and at 340 Watts, boast a 6K equivalent. 

https://www.desisti.it/

RGB Link

RGB Link Founded in 2009 on what seemed to be a simple need – RGBlink has grown rapidly to become a leading manufacturer of specialized video processing equipment, providing a range of hardware-based solutions that continues to revolutionize and democratize video for displays everywhere and anywhere, releasing displays from conventions of format and presentation. Whether it be an AV converter, video router, switcher, or video wall processors and scalers RGB Link has a solution for you.

https://rgblink.com

Mega Systems

Mega Systems’ Mosaic LED Video Wall Series consists of a modular display system designed for use indoors. It is composed of 3 different pixel pitch sizes, 2.5, 3.1 and 4mm.

A unique feature of this product is its mounting capabilities. The Mosaic Panel can be mounted directly on the wall, this is attained by its ability to be completely front and back serviceable. By removing the modules you gain access to all of its components as well as key mounting positions making the system easy to affix to most wall surfaces.

Among its capabilities, this panel is also suitable for most low pitch production needs like corporate rooms, TV studios, or church events.

Mega also has a wide range of products that include, lighting, moving lights, cases and other products all of which are supported here in the US.

https://megasystemsinc.com

The Light Source

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.

The Light Source | MEGAFRESNEL

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.

https://www.thelightsource.com

Frezzi

Frezzi Energy Systems is making it easy to work smarter, not harder. This is apparent with the addition of their 3-point LED Light Kit “EyLight”. Not only does this 3 head kit make working in the field a breeze, but getting to and from your destination as well. This LED kit is carry on friendly, with everything needed fitting directly into the weatherproof Portabrace hardcase. In addition, the travel kit is cordless and provides a quick and easy set up with professional results. Even better, the EyLight features a high output (80W Equivalent), 4 hours of run time, a quick- swap rechargeable battery, and dimmer control without color shift. The addition of the EyLight to Frezzi Energy System’s lineup proves that they are still committed to providing high quality and unique products that are unique to the industry.

Westcott (FJ Westcott)

Westcott is known for manufacturing durable, high-end lighting equipment for professional filmmakers and photographers, but it’s their commitment to design innovative, high-end products that set them apart from the rest. Adding to their impressive collection of innovation, Westcott showed off their new “Flex Cine Mats” at NAB. These versatile mats are backed by a lifetime warranty, a wireless DMX dimmer, and V-Mount power. They are available in RGBW, bi-color or daylight, with sizes ranging from 1’ X 1’ to 2’ X 2’. These compact LED mats offer powerful and pristine, flicker-free lighting for any situation. The pliable surface of these LED mats makes them easy to conceal in tight spaces, mount virtually anywhere and offer up to a 360-degree beam angle. At less than 3lbs, these flexible mats are constructed with durable materials that are water-resistant, quiet on set, and backed for life. Westcott’s Flex Cine Mats are the ideal solution for lighting in compact spaces, concealing on set, travel, and storage. As an added bonus, these pliable mats are equipped with built-in mounting options, including hook- and- loop edging, powerful magnetic corners that support the weight of the mat, and metal grommets for hanging.

https://www.fjwestcott.com/

Portabrace

The Vermont based team at Portabrace continues to show that their artistry and hard-working nature sets them apart in the video and audio industry. It’s this work ethic that gives them the ability to create high quality, innovative products that are used by professionals all around the world.  Portabrace brings a variety of new products to the table, including the M0-703. The M0-703 is a protective carrying case that transforms into a protective viewing stand and anti-glare visor. This is made custom to fit the small HD 703 ultrabright monitor. The M0-703 is abrasion resistant and coated with an extra layer of water-resistant protection.

They also featured the new Ultra-Light Cordura camera case for shoot ready cinema camera rigs. This case is designed with the Canon C300 in mind, however, any similar sized compact cine camera will fit. This case features ballistic grade Cordura nylon, an interior frame, and a waterproof layer on the bottom. Their innovative products aren’t the only reason Porta Brace is so well recognized across the globe… it’s also their commitment to hand inspect every case to ensure they never miss a stitch or cut a corner. This attention to detail proves that the folks over at Portabrace are experts at designing and manufacturing the highest-quality cases and covers.

https://www.portabrace.com/

Fiilex

Fiilex’s Matrix II RGBW brings full-color control to Fiilex’s Matrix line of soft-source LED punch lights. The Dense Matrix LEDs in the Matrix II RGBW boast multi-wavelength color groups. Other manufacturers have single chips in their array representing a hue range. Fiilex has designed its array with multiple custom chips covering a specific hue. Each chip outputs a specific portion of the hue wavelength and when combined produces a broader and deeper range of hue than other fixtures can produce.

RGBW fixture draws 320W of power and produces an output greater than a 1K tungsten soft light. This output is generated by the four Dense Matrix LED clusters that are set into a custom-designed reflecting chamber and enclosed by a layer of diffusion. With its four LED sources, the Matrix supports additional optics and accessories that can easily reshape the fixture’s illumination. The fixture is compatible with light banks from Chimera as well as DoP Choice when using the speed ring accessory. It can also be used as a front-focused light with the optional Quad-Fresnel, which increases beam intensity by 3x.  The Matrix is also available in an alternate Tunable White model.

The interesting aspect is that Fiilex was showing a frame that takes 4 of the Matrix II fixture and makes a quad large format fixture. More on that below from No Film School.

https://www.fiilex.com

ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC, a leading manufacturer of lighting and rigging equipment for studios, live entertainment, and architectural installations, will be in booth C4441 at NAB 2019. ETC will have a range of lighting-control solutions in booth for attendees to demo. With the sophisticated line of Eos consoles, budget-friendly ColorSource desks, and High End Systems’ latest Hog 4-18 console, ETC has a product for any level of control needs.  

For high-quality lighting that looks stunning in person and on camera, attendees can explore a range of luminaire offerings. Top-of-the-line ETC fixtures include the Source Four LED Series 2 range with a Daylight HD array designed specifically for studio use. For users on a budget, ColorSource products will be available for demo, including the Pearl variable white-light LED array. The booth will also feature automated fixtures such as ETC’s new Relevé Spot and High End Systems’ Sola Series of moving fixtures. 

http://www.etcconnect.com

Erector Sets

Established in 2003, Erector Sets has become a leading broadcast and specialty set design and construction company, with projects delivered across the United States and around the world.  Based in Philadelphia, Erector Sets provides a complete range of services in-house including, graphic design, fabrication, engineering, video and lighting technology integration.

Erector Sets is focused on merging clean, thoughtful design, with each project thoughtfully tailored to the customer’s requirements.

https://erectorsetsinc.com

American Grip

American Grip continues to increase their internal manufacturing capabilities, with new CNC machines turning out parts for products across the catalog, including solid billet aluminum components for their popular BOA 220 Low Crank stand, which were previously of cast construction. 

American was showing their new 40” 2-Riser C-Stand with black zinc and anodized finishes, guaranteeing unmatched durability.  Legs are industry-standard, non-spring-load, with Rocky Mountain leg for use on uneven surfaces.

In addition to their own full range of lighting and grip equipment, American Grip provides thoughtfully-designed support equipment for use with the popular Dana Dolly system, including proprietary curved track options.

https://americangrip.com/

Sennheiser

With easy one-touch pairing between transmitter and receiver, Sennheiser showed their new XS Wireless Digital Series broadcast microphones and instrument interfaces at NAB.  Utilizing automatic frequency-hopping 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity, the XS components offer one-touch “instant connections” for connecting microphones or musical instruments to cameras, mixers, recorders, and amplifiers.

Sennheiser’s Wireless Digital transmitters and receivers are made to mount directly to equipment, with a range of included and optional adapters.  As with their existing Evolution Wireless Systems, the XS Series is available in a number of handy configurations, including Portable Interview Set; Presentation Set; and Pedalboard Set.

SumoLight

SUMOLIGHT presents SUMOSPACE, the next evolution of the SUMOLIGHT system. Building on their years of experience with the SUMO100, the SUMOSPACE incorporates the suggestions, comments, and criticisms of gaffers and Directors of Photography the world over. Many have asked for a bi-color fixture with the output of a 6k spacelight and the power consumption of an LED, for vibrant color rendition that needs no adjustment or filtering, for entirely passive cooling without fans, for interchangeable optics, and for a light and durable construction under 5.5 kg including all the power components. You asked for a light without a bulky external power supply, and without a heavy bag of fabric and steel.

The SUMOSPACE is the ideal solution for studio overhead lighting. Their collapsible ring construction folds into a tiny bag. There high efficacy diffusion panels can be combined with optics for incredible output and beam control. Come experience the future of lighting with SUMOLIGHT.

http://sumolight.com

Tiffen

Update your lighting kit with the bright, compact TotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight from Lowel. A modernization of the old Lowel Tota light, the TotaLED retains its powerful 750W tungsten equivalent brightness, but this model is updated to a daylight LED panel with sturdy metal construction and a large heatsink to keep it cool when operated for long periods. Its fanless design also keeps it quiet on set.

The light’s 160 5600K LEDs have a long, 50,000-hour lifespan, so you won’t have to change any burned-out bulbs. Its 65° beam angle covers large areas with ambient light, and you can slide in the removable diffuser panel to broaden the beam angle to 100°.

The light is powered by a controller box that connects to the light with a 4-pin XLR; connect either an AC adapter or use the built-in V-mount plate with a separately available battery. The box also features a knob for 100-10% stepless dimming – which can then be brought down to totally 0%, a mounting slot, and a hanger loop for hanging on a stand.

The TotaLED is supported by a built-in tilting yoke with a 5/8″ mount, which is tightened by a large locking knob. The yoke also features a shoe-style mount to attach your controller box by its mounting slot. Further up the yoke, there’s a 1/4″-20 accessory mount for adding gobos or flags. There’s also a separate umbrella mount with a small locking knob that can support umbrellas up to 45″. Its built-in two-way barndoors help you shape the light, and there are two integrated gel clips on the outside of each barndoor. The barndoors fold down to protect the light panel when not in use.

The included AC adapter can be used worldwide with optional plug adapters, and it all comes in a carry case to protect and transport the light.

The TotaLED is a portable flood light that emits 4275 lux of flicker-free continuous light. It operates on AC or battery power, and it draws only 70 W to deliver the equivalent output of a 750 W tungsten bulb. The TotaLED is daylight balanced (5600 K) and with a CRI of 96.3, it delivers excellent color accuracy. Its power output is controlled by a stepless dimmer knob that ranges from 100% to 0% brightness.T

NEVER MISS A MOMENT with the Steadicam Air – Setting a new standard; the Steadicam Air brings versatility back to the monopod. With its gas lift spring, the Air makes it easy for professional photographers and cinematographers to raise their heights and never miss a moment. Available in two different configurations, a 25 lb. and soon after a 15 lb. weight capacity, the Air is the perfect complement for professional image-makers looking to stabilize and support their equipment.

  • 100% gas lift, spring activated height adjustable monopod activated by adjustable foot pedal
  • Made of Lightweight Carbon Fiber
  • 3 Section Monopod with 1 twist leg lock
  • Allows for full 360 degree rotation without compromise
  • Ergonomic foam padded grip point with debossed Steadicam branding on the handle
  • Removable aluminum top plate with reversible screw thread allowing for 1/4€³-20 and 3/8€³-16
  • Oversized rubber foot giving you extra stability connected to ball point
  • Quick twist rubberized leg grips
  • Non-slip, rubberized foot pedal allows for easy grip operation. Pedal also folds up with travel purposes and quick transport
  • Collapsed Height = 28€³ // Fully Extended Height = 62.5€³
  • Sleek red accents

https://tiffen.com

IKAN

Ikan’s Lyra RGBW 1×2 soft panel RGB Digital Color lights have high CRI chip LEDs paired with a soft panel, giving you a very soft wrapping light. Its variable color adjustability from 2700K-10000K is great for any light setup. The RGBW also, give the professional a variety of colors to play and create with. The beam angle of the light is a wide 110 degrees, making it possible to light a large area with a single fixture. The best thing about a Lyra soft light is the nice clean shadow you get from the light itself. The HSI color mode allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, and intensity,

The heavy-duty yoke and baby 5/8″ or 1 1/8″ Junior combo pin allow you to attach to any stand or use in any studio configurations. The quick set disk locking system allows professionals to lock the light in place when aiming the fixture.

The Ikan Onyx Digital Color Light is designed for color creation.  It has a RGBWA LED panel that has five color modes to satisfy the needs of the professional.   The RGBWA Mode allows you to control Red, Green, Blue, LEDs independently.   This allows the user to make literally millions of colors.   The Amber and White LED’s allow for a more accurate color temperature when reproducing daylight or tungsten lighting.  While CCT Mode offers color temperature control from 2800K to 10,000K.  The Hue shift of Magenta/Green gives the user better matching control when using this light with other LED fixtures. Saturation control on all the gels.  With a CRI/TLCI rating of 95, this light has all the color the camera can see. The Onyx digital color light has 33 different gels to choose from and 8 different built-in special effects.

https://ikancorp.com

Miller Tripods

Miller came out with a new tripod with two options, Sprinter II – 2-stage in Carbon fiber tubing and alloy, Making the tripod extremely lightweight and easy to work with. The Sprinter II also comes with compatible accessories such as pan handles, studio dolly, sliding plate assembly, mini euro, and camera plates (long). The tripod is suited for a ground spreader and comes with integrated stainless steels spikes. The sprinter II 2-stage is ready for some action and this product is a must see!!

https://www.millertripods.com/

Backstage Equipment

Backstage Equipment hit NAB this year with an incredibly useful cart. The SkyPanel 360 cart comes in a single and double cart, making it perfect equipment for the film and television industry. The SkyPanel 360 carts also come with a lot of accessories to fit your needs. Extremely well built and ready to hit the streets! These carts feature all-steel construction and house all SkyPanel 360 with power supplies and cables making it easy to move around with all your needs. The SkyPanel 360 dual/single cart comes in a black texture, weighing 435lbs with a max capacity of 1000lbs / 454.6 kgs. Backstage equipment also has them in stock and ready to be purchased.

http://backstageweb.com

Velvet Light

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.

https://www.velvetlight.tv

Astera Lighting

Astera’s Titan Tube was specially designed for the Film, Broadcasting and Cinema industries. Optimized for an ultra-high TLCI, a very high CRI and peak brightness, colors as well as Hue, Saturation and Intensity can be set directly on the tube. The Titan Tube accepts both wireless and wired DMX via a special power/data combination cable. Each Titan Tube has 16 individually controllable pixels. LED emitters offer a range of Tunable White from 1,750K to 20,000K. Within that range, users will find Ultra High Color Rendering with a TLCI =96, CRI =96, CRI Re=90 from 3200K to 6500K. A display on the back provides access to DMX setup, colors, hue, saturation, and intensity control. Here’s No Film School’s profile

The Astera App offers intuitive and fast control of complex lighting setups with fully customizable programs and effects. It is designed to work seamlessly with other control methods. It can set up DMX addresses and footprints for CRMX control and Astera’s IR remote can be used to send App commands to single lights. The heart of Astera`s control system is a smart control system where Infrared remote, Wireless DMX and App work together to enable big setups that can be set up, monitored and adjusted in a fast and convenient way.

https://astera-led.com

Cineo

Lightblade LB Edge Series

NBCUniversal, in partnership with Cineo, has re-designed the ultimate creative lighting tools for Motion Picture and Broadcast:  the LightBlade Edge modular fixtures.

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures.  At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control.  Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw.  Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.

The LightBlade Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design.  LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens.  The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects.

The LightBlade Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.

Lightblade LB800

Introducing the Lightblade LB800™, the latest professional lighting tool from NBCUniversal® and Cineo Lighting™.  The LB800 represents the latest technological advances within the Lightblade product line, with new features and even greater flexibility.

Like all LightBlade fixtures, the LB800 uses proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, as well as phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs. These work together to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum. The saturated color LEDs use the exact same dies as the white LEDs, so all light emitting elements of the LightBlade products carry identical thermal stability and perform over time with consistent color quality.

Additional features include support of both 8-bit and 16-bit DMX data, as well as multiple color space personalities.

Controlling the color space for each zone can be accomplished in either HSI + CCT mode, or RGB + CCT. The LB800 can store and recall multiple fixture settings for quick access to frequently used lighting parameters.

For dynamic lighting effects, the LB800 can be configured in 10 independent zones, with complete DMX/RDM control over each zone. For advanced use, all parameters for each zone are completely configurable via RDM.

The LB800 includes the same intuitive graphical user interface as the LB1K and Cineo Standard 410 delivering predictable, repeatable results. The fixture can be controlled locally or remotely with wired or built-in wireless CRMX control.

https://www.cineolighting.com

Fluotec

New from Fluotec at NAB was the CineLight 120 Quad. This Tunable Softlight square format quad LED panel is white light tunable in color temperatures from 2700k to 6600k and sports a reported 97 CRI.  The lightweight 24.25 lb fixture packs a power punch at only 266w.  Quad measures 21” high by 24” wide creating a very large and even source of light.  Quad is the largest light source in Flouotec’s Cinelight line of fixtures complementing its 1×4 brother, the Cinelight 60 1×2, and the Cinelight 30 1×1.  All can be controlled locally by the digital display or via industry standard DMX-512 control protocol. 

http://www.fluotec.net

Lumos Lighting

The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel Line has seen a fair share of technical advancements in 2019 starting out with an increased range of variable white color temperatures referred to by Lumos as “Multi Kelvin”.  The option now ranging from 2800 to 6500.  This extended color temp range applies to the entire Lumos Hawk Fresnel line including the 50MK, 100MK, 150MK and 200MK. 

The Lumos Hawk LED Fresnel line has a new addition, the Hawk 400.  This high-powered LED Fresnel generates the tungsten equivalent light output as a 3000w Fresnel but only draws 400w.  The Beam angle ranges from 15 to 50 degrees.  It too is available in Daylight, Tungsten or Multi Kelvin with a CRI of +97 and comes with a 2-year factory warranty.  Just like the rest of the Hawk Fresnel line, the Hawk 400 can be power by a 12 to 24VDC battery for any location shooting. 

The very popular Lumos Glow Panel is now available in a 1×1 size (Glow Panel 200c) added to the already extensive selection of RGBW LED Panel sizes.

http://www.lumos.co.kr

Ushio / Zylight

Named as one of the 2019 Lighting Products of the Year at NAB Ushio released its new 100w bicolor broadcast LED panel called the Zylight Go Panel and it features an IP65 rating for use in the rain and a +/- green adjustment.  The color temperature ranges from 3100k to 6200k and has a built-in mechanically controlled diffuser to spread a narrow 26-degree native beam spread.  The fixture can be controlled locally, Zylink, Bluetooth, LumeRadio or with DMX via RJ45 in and out jack.  No yoke needed for the Go Panel, instead of this all aluminum fixtures comes with a unique friction mount at the bottom.  This fixture is made in the USA and comes with a 2 years factory warranty.  This new addition to the Zylight line will be delivering in August 2019. 

The Zylight F8-200 and F8-100 flat Fresnel is now available in bicolor ranging from 2800k to 6000k.

Ushio Zylight is now the exclusive distributer of LDDE in north America.  Manufactured in Austria, LDDE lighting instruments are known for high output and pinpoint control. LDDE’s diverse LED product line is used extensively for live theater throughout Europe, and its LED backlight solutions provide rear projection solutions for TV, film, and live events. 

Ushio’s Zylight USA is now the exclusive distributor for FXLION professional Li-ion Battery Manufacturer.  Since 1997, FXLion has been manufacturing lithium Ion battery technology for the broadcast industry. With its research and development teams, they are dedicated to delivering robust, rugged, high-quality portable power solutions. Known throughout Asia and Europe for producing a wide variety of quality power related products, FXLion is committed to delivering for the demanding needs of mobile production throughout the Americas. FXLion lithium-ion batteries chargers and high-power lithium packs are designed with advanced circuitry to safeguard against failures, manufactured with the highest quality sourced powe cells, and are ISO:2008 and CE certified.

Ushio brings you the Zylight USA Rayzr MC (Multicolor) Series, advanced RGB, WW, CW LED Soft panels that give you the right light in any situation. Source Matching enables you to mimic any light source for consistent results.  The fixtures series is available in three-panel sizes, MC 100 16”x9”, MC 120 12”x12” and the MC 200 20”x14”.  Each model features a +/- Green / Magenta adjustment and is completely fan-less for silent operation.  Each Rayzr MC panel is loaded with a fixture library of 300+ Gel Colors and special effects including Party, Candle, Club, Cop Car, Fire, Fireworks, Light Strobe, Lightning and Television.  The base frequency of the MC series can be adjusted to provide flawless high-speed performance at any setting.  All models come with a battery plate and run with standard 14.4V V-Mount batteries. Gold Mount option coming soon.  The fixture can be controlled locally, WiFi (via the WR1 wireless router) or DMX via an internal 3-Pin XLR in and out. The Rayzr MC is a powerful, lightweight affordable s solution for any television studio.  To top it off the Eayzr MC won the cinema5D Award for Best of Show and Product of the Year Award in the Lighting Category at the 2019 NAB Show.

The Ushio Fabric-Lite is now available with a 350w model which delivers over 1 f-stop of additional lumen output.  The original 200w model is still available and can run off a 12v to 30v batter but the new 350w model can be powered by a 48VDC or (2) 26v batteries.

https://www.ushio.com/products/entertainment/

Nila Lighting

The Varsa has taken a new shape, and it’s round! With an output comparable to that of a 400 watt HMI fixture, the Varsa 2 uses only 75 watts and weighs a meager 10 pounds. It’s ready to go when you are with instant-on, AC/DC power options, and beautiful, flicker-free light. It’s also IP65 rated allowing you to use in any condition rain or shine.

New features also include Nila Net control software upgrades and a limited lifetime warranty.

http://www.nila.com

Quasar Science

This year was all about accessories. The Q-LED series has been expanded to include configurable cases, and more custom built harnesses for various battery and power supplies to make the already flexible line better.

Quasar is also making a push on their S-LED Line Light Bulbs as a solution to both your personal and professional lighting needs. Quasar Science has developed the industry’s first line of motion picture ready LED Light Bulbs offering our beautiful color spectrum, as well as Flicker Free electronics combining all the advantages of consumer, LED Light Bulbs with Quasar’s advanced color methodology, providing an environment that is as pleasurable as it is efficient. For use in the home, office, factory and on camera.

https://www.quasarscience.com

LiteGear

Further expanding on the popular LiteMat, LiteGear introduced their LiteMat Spectrum. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows.

https://www.litegear.com

Anton Bauer

Anton Bauer, another brand in The Vitec Group was featuring their Titon Lithium-ion batteries, and faster, higher, stronger seems to be their motto.  Anton/Bauer Titon is available in two versions, a 90Wh and a 150Wh Battery. These batteries deliver power in temperatures from -4F to 140F. Titon batteries feature an LCD screen that shows you exactly how much runtime remains, down to the minute as well as a Smart USB port that supplies 5v / 2A to charge all your mobile devices too. 

https://www.antonbauer.com/en/

Litepanels – Vitec Group

Litepanel’s booth was flashing this year, displaying their all new Gemini 1×1 Soft RGBWW LED panel. If you are familiar with the Gemini 2 x 1 this is the skinnier version. If not the Gemini has four operating modes; CCT, HIS, Gel, and Effects.  You can operate/control the Gemini with its onboard control screen or via DMX, wireless DMX, or Bluetooth. With the Gemini 1×1, you can easily switch between AC and battery, V-Mount or Gold Mount, since the Gemini 1×1 draws just 200W. 

https://www.litepanels.com/en/

Mole-Richardson Co.

You couldn’t 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 LumenRadio.

Mole Vari-Soft

Mole-Richardson 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.

http://mole.com/

Brightline

Brightline this year was featuring their new cMe2, Huddle Room Light.  This new Credenza or Wall-mount fixture is heading to production and will be available soon.  The fixture utilizes 3500°K CCT LEDs with a high-quality output of greater than 97 CRI, perfect for video conferencing applications. Power consumption per fixture is 32 watts. With a quick setup, available pan and tilt, and an onboard dimmer wheel Brightline is targeting this fixture at all those permanent or impromptu huddle rooms throughout your facilities. These spaces are often hard-to-light yet perfect-to-collaborate in. Standard black finish and comes with hardware for wall or Credenza mount.

Also featured at their booth was their line of entirely POE fixtures; BL.16, Flex-T, Strealth-T, LVCI, and VideoPlus.  These fixtures offer simple power runs, are easy to setup, and reduce power consumption. Power and control are carried over Cat5 or Cat6 network cable.

http://brightlines.com

The Rag Place

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 800×480 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.

http://trpworldwide.com

Chimera Lighting

Chimera is the premier designer and manufacturer of quality lighting products for film, video and still photography. Their lighting products consistently deliver award-winning imagery and are probably the most sought-after accessory for any lighting fixture. At NAB 2019, Chimera continued their product development with Litegear to create larger overheads with new F3. The F3 not only provides bright, even distribution of light, it also packs up into a convenient carrying case. If portability is, even more, your thing, then check out the Panel Lantern; small, portable, bright overhead lighting.

Chimera continues to add accessories like soft boxes, diffusers, barn doors, scrims and speed rings for almost every major lighting manufacturer on the market. If you need assistance figuring out which accessory goes with which fixture, check out their handy website: https://chimeralighting.com/speed-ring-finder/

BLUESHAPE

BLUESHAPE is a product brand emerging from broad experience in the fields of rechargeable battery technologies like NICD, NIMH, LI-ION, and LI-Polymer. They are battery pack designers and manufacturers and in fact, supply complete solutions in the design and manufacture of rechargeable battery products and accessories.

BLUESHAPE is native European brand with its base in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Following an encouragingly good international acclamation, the BLUESHAPE management ventured in further investments to produce other useful broadcast products ranging from chargers to accessories such as camera mounting plates and innovative software systems for battery monitoring and testing. Today, BLUESHAPE manufactures some of the best performing V-lock batteries and some of the fastest chargers available on the market.
BLUESHAPE’s obsession is to pack higher value and innovative features within its products. The product range is steadily on the increase with new cutting-edge products introduced on a regular basis.

Some highlights during NAB 2019 were their Granite Series batteries compatible with all the major brands such as Arri. These batteries differ from the competition by charging and discharging each cell at the same time rather than one by one. This allows for a much evener cycle and longer life. Additional technology on these include the innovative GRANITE LINK Wi-Fi connectivity features that allow remote battery monitoring and control, further enhancing convenience to users.

https://blueshapeusa.com

Draco Broadcast

At 5.5 lb, the LED1000 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate from Dracast is an ideal choice for location work, interviews and small sets where color accuracy, control, and flicker-free output are of major importance. The 95 CRI variable color temperature from 3200-5600K or anywhere in between means that you can quickly match the prevailing ambient or artificial light balance with a simple twist of a knob while others are still applying filters. Dimming is equally convenient via another knob that adjusts the light intensity from 100-0% with negligible color shift. The low electrical draw of just 60W means a timely return on your investment. The durable aluminum frame is supported by a sturdy, U-shaped yoke with locking knobs on each side and a standard 5/8″ receiver. The LED1000 can be used worldwide, powered by the included 100-240 VAC adapter or by optional V-Mount 14.8V batteries. Accessories include optional 4-way barn doors for contouring and control of the LED1000’s 45-degree beam angle. A carry case is included.

https://dracobroadcast.com/dracast/

AAdynTech by Sturdy Corp

AAdyntech has expanded its line of fixtures with the new Punch and JAB Quad panels.  At 278,000 Lumens (wow!), the Punch Quad has a 36” x 24” aperture.  It has the equivalent output of four of its popular Punch fixture and is IP65 rated, all in a single soft panel configuration.  The  JAB Quad is a smaller version with a 24” x 18” aperture. Both fixtures have variable white color temperature control from 2800K to 6000K with Plus/Minus green correction.  They are also RDM and wired and wireless DMX capable.  These fixtures are excellent for slow-motion photography as they are flicker-free up to 260,000 fps along with dimming.  You can power them with 100/277VAC-50/60HZ.  These fit a wide range of production needs and are very well built.  They dominate the sports lighting category for interviews and outdoor weather temporary set-ups and compete with HMIs with one-tenth the power required.

https://www.sturdycorp.com/led-lighting

Kino Flo

The new FreeStyle 4 LED DMX fixture and controller was the newest offering from Kino Flo at NAB this year.  It is an addition to their FreeStyle T44 fixture line.  The LED tubes used display Kino Flo’s True Match white light and RGBWW color management system. 

As the name suggests, there are 4 True Match tubes attached in the fixture housing. They are RDM capable.  The controller for the fixture has four menu options; one white, two color and FX.  With the white menu, the color temperature range is from 2700K to 6500K with dimming, Kelvin and Green/Magenta control channels.  In the first color menu, the color temp range is from 2500K to 9900K, with three additional channels; Gel, Hue Angle and Saturation.  The Gel channel includes presets such as blue and green screen and over 100 well-known lighting gels colors.  The second color menu provides individual RGB control.  The FX menu has custom presets like Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll.  The controller comes with standard DMX, wireless DMX (Lumen Radio), universal input of 100-240VAC and 24VDC.  This is a very versatile fixture and is made to Kino Flo’s exacting standards.

https://www.kinoflo.com

Dedolight USA

Dedo was back at NAB with a series of fan-less LED focusable fixtures like the LEDZilla and their 20/40/and 90-watt units. However, none were newly released since 2018. Dedo is looking to update their line of non-LED fixtures but are working hard trying to make the efficiency to be equivalent as their halogen predecessors.

http://www.dedolight.com

Rosco / DMG Lumiere

MAXI MIX®

The patent-pending MIX technology features a proprietary blend of six LEDs: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables the MAXI MIX fixture to generate a wide gamut of colors and create accurate Rosco gel matches that have been authenticated by Rosco’s color experts.

The largest and the brightest member of the MIX range of LED fixtures, the MAXI MIX is capable of producing up to 7550 Lux (@1M @5500K) – making it the perfect choice for washing your scene in bold colors, luscious tints or flattering, full-spectrum white light. MAXI MIX fixtures can also be tiled together, enabling filmmakers and studio lighting technicians to create large walls of LED light.

On the filter side, Rosco Laboratories are seeing some increase in their sales for the Opti-Sculpt, which is a product they released last year. Opti-sculpt is a 10mil polycarbonate light-shaping material available in sheets only of 24”x 20” and 24”x 40”. It comes in 11 different degree patterns—circular and linear–and is heat-resistant and flame retardant.

https://us.rosco.com/en

Chauvet Professional

Chauvet several new items which they released at Prolight + Sound (they, unfortunately, were unable to bring the fixture with them to NAB)—the new Chauvet MK3 profile and spot units.

The MK3 Profile has almost 4 times the amount of lumens as the MK2—51,000 source lumens to be exact. CT is 7,441K with a CRI of 91.2 with filter (CRI is 73 without). It has a large zoom range of 6 to 54 degrees. Similar to the MK2 it has an advanced shutter system however, with a 120-degree rotation. Color mixing includes CMY and CTO, along with a 6 color flag wheel. For gobos, there are 7 rotating glass and 9 static. Other features include an effects wheel, two frost flags, fast 9:1 iris, 3 facet and 5 facet prisms. The MK3 Spot is similar to the Profile with a couple of exceptions. They replace the framing shutters with a 3rd gobo wheel (rotating) and the Spot includes a 5 facet linear and 5 facet round prism wheel.

For highlights on-set or for the control/edit rooms, Chauvet Professional’s Ovation FTD-55WW is a track mounted, warm white LED (3-inch) “inkie” Fresnel-style fixture. This fixture projects a bright, beautifully soft field of light within a 30º – 69º field angle controlled by a manual zoom allowing you to add light where needed. A barn door for the fixture is included to help shape the light and direct the light.

https://www.chauvetprofessional.com

Hive Lighting

Hive showed the new BUMBLE BEE 25-C. At 2.5” long and weighing just 1lb, the BUMBLE BEE 25-C is Hive Lighting’s most portable fixture. It has multiple mounting points to allow for easy rigging to cameras, drones, practicals, stages, and sets.

Like all Hive LEDs, the BUMBLE BEE 25-C features Hive’s Perfect S.H.O.T. system and Omni-color LED technology, runs off a battery or universal wall power and is compatible with hundreds of accessories.

Bumble Bee 25-C FEATURES:

  • Omni-Color LED
  • 25W draw
  • 150W incandescent equivalent
  • Up to 98 CRI / 97 TLCI
  • 360° Hue Control
  • 0 – 100% Dimming Control
  • 0 – 100% Saturation Control
  • 1,650K – 8,000K Color Temperature
  • DMX and Smartphone control
  • 100 – 240 V input via Universal Wall/Battery
  • 12V input via XLR
  • 2.5” / 63mm Length
  • 4” / 100mm Diameter
  • 1 lbs. / 0.5 kg. Weight

The Hive Honey Mirror is a tunable LED light mirror that can reproduce any color in high fidelity. Easily tune color temperature using the manual knob, or use the Hive S.H.O.T App to recreate any saturated or white light environment. Full spectrum, and a wide gamut, the Honey Mirror is perfect for double-checking a look in any situation. Equally useful for completing a morning touch-up at home, or to perfecting FX make-up big-budget shoot.

The tunable color of the Honey Mirror replicates the color and beauty of full spectrum sunlight. Look your best in any light, ahead of time.

Multiple mounting options available including a road case mount option. 

VOLTAGE: 120V
WATTAGE: 70W
LUMENS: 6,000 Lm
CRI: 90+
LENGTH: 32.25”
WIDTH: 31”
DEPTH: 8”
WEIGHT: 50 lbs

https://hivelighting.com

BB&S Lighting

BB&S Lighting introduced the Area 48 Color a full-featured panel with Red, Green, Blue, 2700K & 5600K LEDs.  Do not be fooled by its small form factor.  The Color 48 boasts 13,000 lumens of precision color mixing with high CRI across the range.  Its features include :

  • No Color Shift During Dimming
  • Touchscreen for DMX/RDM tweaking
  • 97.5 TLCI throughout the white range
  • Full output at 5600°K & 2700°K
  • Extreme binning ensures the best LEDs
  • White light range: 2500°K to 10,000°K
  • Plus/minus green, plus/minus magenta settings
  • Full range dimming: 8/16 Bit 0% to 100%                      
  • 48V
  • Flicker-free at any frame rate
  • Super-fast synced strobe ability

https://www.bbslighting.com

AC Lighting

AC Lighting was awarded the 2019 NAB Product of the Year for their new Space Force onebytwo™, a cost-effective, bright, high-quality variable white LED soft light panel.  The onebytwo™ is a modern replacement for traditional soft sources used in TV studios, live broadcast, film, and photographic applications.

Highly efficient and natively single-source, the onebytwo™ offers variable Color Temperature between 2,800K and 6,000K, and has an output of up to 13,900 lumens. The extremely high quality, diffused light is matched by a superbly smooth dimming intensity gradation. Convection cooling provides quiet operation for studio applications.

https://www.aclighting.com/

Arri

Arri’s booth was packed this year with the introduction of the Alexa Mini LF.  Equipped with a larger than full frame sensor, the LF records 4.5K natively. This compact new camera will enable filmmakers to explore the large format aesthetic with ARRI’s legendary color science and further benefit from huge dynamic range.

On the lighting side Arri expanded the control of the new L-Series & Sky-Panel Lighting Fixtures with the introduction of the Stellar.  Stellar is an App (available for Android & iOS)  that offers wireless control of many of the features built into the flagship LED products.  Controls include:

  • Auto Discovery of Fixtures
  • Color Selection
  • Gel Library
  • Ability to Save favorite colors
  • Ability to store lighting looks

You can also download the latest version of the Arri Lighting Handbook in several languages at https://www.arri.com/service/search/en/49664?query=arri+lighting+handbook

https://www.arri.com/en/

Point-Source Audio

Point Source Audio has expanded its already reliable dual element microphones. The expanded collection now includes headset, lavalier or EMBRACE Earmount options in an ultra-petite form factor.

The one-of-a-kind design pairs two microphone elements into a single housing to create a form factor that is ultra low profile. The paired elements are factory matched in frequency and sensitivity so that when vital backup is initiated any difference in audio performance is nearly undetectable.

Each microphone features…

  • Dual Petite Elements Only 3mm Each
  • Sonically Matched Elements ± .05 dB
  • Second Element Practically Disappears…
  • Both Elements IP 57 Waterproof (as always)
  • Convenient Single Cable Splits to Two Packs

Point-Source also showed in-ear audio headsets for intercom and camera.

he CM-i3 and CM-i5 are part of a radically new in-ear headset series featuring an unparalleled combination of ambiance-isolation, lightweight comfort, and earphone modularity. Its in ear design offers precise capabilities for left, right, or left/right audio monitoring. Weighing between 1 to 2oz., the headsets’ patented design offers an elegant alternative over traditional bulky headsets — no more compromising comfort for quality.

Do you work with more than one comms system? Don’t get stuck with the guess work. This line of headsets has adapters for nearly any intercom system, including iPhones and iPads with easily changeable plugs!

Thank you to Point-Source Audio as their mics were used in the Barbizon Lighting #NABshow booth for our presentations.

https://www.point-sourceaudio.com

K5600

K5600 introduced a new family of lighting. After looking for a solution that met the K5600 exacting engineering standards, K5600 found a way to manufacture LEDs without compromising on their promise of quality and reliability. At NAB 2019 K5600 introduced the Joker 300 LED and the Alpha 300 LED fixtures.

The Joker 300 is the same familiar form factor and compatible with Joker 400 accessories and is available in four configurations; Parabolic Beamer, Lenses, Soft Box, or Ellipsoid Spot. The lumen output in some configurations is comparable to the Joker 400.

The Alpha 300 is based on the Alpha 800 HMI and delivers crisp highlight/shadow quality comparable to traditional tungsten or HMI Lights. It is adjustable from five to 55 degrees of beam spread, had a 6.9” PlanoConvex stepped lens, giving bright and even light.

Both LED units feature :

  • K5600’s unique bi-color matrix LED chip
  • High lumen/watt output and 95+ color rendering
  • 300-watt max output from 2700 to 6500 K.
  • Wired and wireless DMX compatibility, using Lumen Radio protocol
  • 9’ K5600 standard head cable.

Ballasts are available for either a single unit or one that can drive up to four heads.

http://k5600.com/

A NAB 2019 Show Report

Barbizon Lighting | NAB 2019 | Show Report

We’re back from the 2019 NAB Show. Barbizon Lighting’s staff was busy exploring the show floor and even getting some sneak peeks of new products coming soon. We’ve sorted through all the notes and pictures and compiled our annual Show Report.

If you feel we missed something, email us at more@barbizon.com to let us know. Enjoy!

Antari

At this year’s show, in addition to their standard line of foggers and hazers, Antari displayed their new low fog generator –the DNG-250. Compared to its previous version (DNG-200), the DNG-250 has been upgraded to a more powerful heating element and more efficient refrigeration systems. This helps it to produce a higher volume of fog and achieve even better low fog effects.

http://www.antari.com/

Lyntec

LynTec was showing their new line of Xtend Power Control (XPC) remote relay modules and standalone controller.

LynTec’s new XPC remote relay modules extend beyond the traditional reach of the company’s relay panels and motorized circuit breakers. Enclosed in a metal cube, they can be placed anywhere imaginable: in the rack, on rigging, behind line arrays, or anywhere equipment is located. Each module contains an electrical connection, a power plug, and an Ethernet port. Integration is simple and straightforward: Connect the module to a power source and the network, and then plug in the equipment that needs power control. Using LynTec’s IP-based GUI, users can set up and customize the control and sequencing for each device. The family includes:

  • XRM 20 Relay Module: a standalone 20-amp cube enclosure with two independent relays to control the two onboard duplex plugs.
  • XRM 30 Relay Module: a standalone 30-amp cube enclosure with a single relay switch that controls a single 30A L5-30 receptacle.
  • XRS 20 Rack Sequencer: a 1RU rack-mounted enclosure powered from a 20-amp circuit to provide control to three duplex receptacles, each of which has its own relay switch for onboard sequencing.
  • XRS 80 Rack Sequencer: a hardwired vertical rack-mounted strip that can manage up to four 20-amp circuits that power four corresponding duplexes, each with its own relay switch to provide onboard control.

The XPC standalone controller offers LynTec’s trusted RPC control solution that previously was only available in LynTec’s RPC series motorized circuit breaker panel, RPCM mobile distro, RPCR wall-mounted relay panel, or NPAC rack-mounted relay panel. Now customers can take advantage of all the capabilities and features of the popular and time-tested RPC controller they’re already familiar with but in a standalone 1RU rack-mounted enclosure. This eliminates the costs of purchasing preconfigured controllable circuit breakers or relays while providing customers with a way to operate one or more remotely placed relay modules spread out over an extended area or venue. Easy to set up, operate, and maintain, the controller can control lighting and AV systems across multiple control zones and protocols and offers customizable step rates and delay settings for sequencing, load shedding at the circuit level for emergency off, auto-on for egress lighting, a built-in timer for automated control, and more. In addition to onboard control options, the XPC controller can interface with any third-party control system that communicates with Telnet, HTTP, DMX512, sACN, or contact closure signals.

LynTec also demonstrated their the ready-to-install NPAC rackmount power management solution. It is the only rackmount solution of its kind to sequence on/off complex digital audio systems with easy-to-program extended step rates and time delays that guarantee proper component boot-up and shutdown automatically. NPAC is available in two models: 120V or 240V, and features four 20A circuit inputs in a single 2RU enclosure — saving valuable rack space over 4RU systems and eliminating the need to wire multiple units together.

The new XPC line is expected to ship starting in December.

lyntec.com