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

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!

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. Now we’re sorting through notes and pictures to compile our annual Show Report. We’ll update this post when complete – in the meantime we’ll be adding items as they come in.

Check back here over the next few days and if we missed something email us at more@barbizon.com to let us know! We’ll also let you know when it’s complete!

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

Martin by Harman

Not on the show floor, but in a demo room Martin showed their new Rush MH 10 Beam FX with a 60W RGBW LED with an independent, built-in LED ring of 24 individually-controllable LEDs surrounding the main beam lens.

This fixture has tight beam effects using a collimator lens design. The engine is an Osram Ostar LEDs that can create color mixing compatible with MAC Aura, RUSH MH 6, and Rush Par 2 fixtures.

Other handy features include:

  • continuous pan and tilt (540°p and 270°t)
  • Preprogrammed effects
  • Electronic shutter
  • 0 to 100% dimming,
  • virtual color when with 33 color presets
  • virtual color wheel rotation effects
  • random color.
The MAC Allure™ Profile features a novel RGBW light engine with unique 7-segmented beam control. With instant color control and pixelated beam, the MAC Allure Profile enables dynamic projection and mid-air effects, previously not possible. The proprietary light engine sets new standards in compactness and efficiency, previously associated with larger, costlier fixtures. To ease programming and content creation, this is also the first lighting fixture to incorporate Martin’s P3 control. The pixelated beam can still be controlled or pixel-mapped via DMX and Art-Net protocols, however, switching or cross-fading to P3 or vice versa is now instantly possible.

 

Another interesting item from Martin Martin ELP CL (Color) LED ellipsoidal fixtures deliver the class-leading luminance, output and vivid color rendering that you’ve come to expect from Martin. Ergonomic Danish engineering offers advances in lighting functionality that include the highly efficient gear-based Fine Focus—an industry first; and Fast Focus which allows focusing of the fixture without data flowing to it. ELP also offers 16-bit dimming with 4 selectable curves and 26 color presets that match industry-standard color filters. ELP fixtures can be configured with one of four Martin lens tubes in 19, 26, 36 and 50-degree beam angles and are compatible with third-party lens tubes along with a wide range of accessories including gel frames and gobos for flexibility in lighting design and inventory management.

The fixture is also available in ELP-WW or Warm White.

martin.com

Wenger Corporation

Wenger Corp showed their new Lieto LED light fixture specifically designed for use in full-stage acoustical shells.

With a 12,000-lumen output, the Lieto fixture design utilizes lightweight aluminum and a “snag-free” curved ABS design for acoustical shell integration. The exceptionally shallow mechanical design fully encloses components and precludes interaction with people or nearby stage equipment to enhance safety.  The fixture includes a powder-coat steel bezel that complements the aesthetics of your acoustical shell. Lieto is now available for order with Diva® and Maestro® shells.

performance.wengercorp.com

elektraLite

elektraLite exhibited this year at LDI with updated versions of their Stingray Profile 4‐color with a newly designed 250 watt COB LED.  The ellipsoidal provides the same clean, rich, beautiful light audiences have grown accustomed to, making the Stingray Profile 4‐colorideal for any show or event. The built‐in accessory clip and included color frame allow for diffusion and color media to be used. Features include:

  • single COB 250 watt LED giving rich, vibrant RGBW light with no hot spot.
  • 100% no step dimming and no pop or bump at beginning or end of dimming curve.
  • 19-degree lens installed. Available 26, 36 and 50 lens tubes with no chromatic aberration. Also fits existing lens tubes from other manufacturers.
  • double slot gel frame holder with safety clip for accessories and supplied gel frame
  • exclusive “cool to touch” housing features rotating barrel assembly, rear handle, pattern holder slot, and four shutter blades for perfect in‐focus beam cuts.
  • easy to use display menus for DMX or static control
  • on/off switch and Powercon in and out connectors, 5‐pin XLR connectors in and out

The elektraLite Fresnel is a newly designed 300 watt COB LED. With a balanced 3,200K or 5,600K color temperature, and a CRI of 94 with a manual 15 to 50-degree zoom.

A very simple to use onboard control interface allows for easy control by either DMX or console‐free static operation. The elektraLite Fresnel has 5‐pin XLR DMX connectors (both in and thru). A single yoke, safety eye bolt, and safety cable are included. Power is via industry standard Powercon in and out connectors allowing for quick daisy chaining of the fixtures. Exclusive “cool to touch” housing makes this fixture a whole lot in a small package.

myelektralite.com

Robert Juliat

Robert Juliat featured their new Oz and Alice LED follow spots, which use a 600W white LED source, delivering output comparable to 1,200W discharge models. Oz, the long-throw model, features a range of 7° to 14.5°, while Alice ranges from 13° to 24°. Both fixtures feature a long-life LED source, 8- or 16-bit dimming and strobe function, and six-way self-canceling boomerang color changer system for simultaneous use of multiple filters. Additional features on both include fine balance, built-in electronic flicker-free power supply, silent-running fan operation, removable fully closing iris, and an A-size glass and metal gobo holder.

https://www.robertjuliat.com/

Ayrton

Ayrton displayed their recently launched Bora™S and Khamsin™S fixtures, along with previews of their new Diablo™S, Diablo™TC, Merak™S, and Merak™TC automated fixtures.

The Bora™S is a new high output, low power LED wash light, complete with gobo projection and framing capabilities. Its optical efficiency delivers an output of 38,000lm from an 8000K white LED engine using just 750W.  Ideal for large-scale venues, outdoor and indoor arenas, it features a 178mm PC front lens, 8:1 zoom delivering a beam range of 8° to 64°, full field framing, iris, rotating gobo wheel, two colour wheels, and full CMY + CTO colour system with a CRI greater than 70.

The Khamsin™S automated LED profile spotlight outputs massive 39,000lm, using the same 750W white LED engine as Bora-S.  Features include two rotating gobo wheels, an animation wheel, full field framing, two prisms, iris, two frosts, one fixed color wheel, and a full CMY + linear CTO color system, plus a 9:1 zoom with a 6.5° to 56° beam range.

TC versions of both Bora and Khamsin with TM30 results over 90 are available on request so customers can choose between the “TC-version” (True Colour) with high color rendering performance, or opt for maximum output with the “S-Version” (Stage).

Diablo™TC and Diablo™S are due for release early 2019, Diablo-TC offers a 14,000-lumen output calibrated at 7000K with a CRI greater than 90; the high output version, Diablo-S, offers a 17,000-lumen output, 8000K white light source and a native CRI greater than 70.  Both models have 8:1 zoom optics giving 6.7° to 53° beam range; sophisticated CMY color mixing, variable CTO, a fixed color wheel with 7 complementary colors, an indexable rotating gobo wheel with 7 glass gobos, a graphic animation wheel, iris, frost, and full framing system. Power consumption is just 300W.

Merak™TC and Merak™S wash luminaires were also previewed. Small in size, Merak-TC outputs 13,000 lumens from a 300W, 7000K white source and has a greater than 90 CRI. Merak-S is the high output version of Merak-TC and delivers a 16,000-lumen output from its 300W, 8000K source which aligns it with an 800W/1000W discharge fixtures.

Here’s a video of their LDI 2018 presentation.

https://www.ayrton.eu/

MA Lighting

MA Lighting had on display the new grandMA3 systems, capable of outputting up to 250,000 parameters. There are three sizes of processing units to expand the console parameter count.  The full-size and light models feature a huge multi-touch screen surface area.  All dedicated encoder and playback information is accessed directly on the letterbox screens allowing the larger screens to be fully-configured to suit user needs.

grandMA3 breaks the limitations of Local Area Networks (LAN) with the ability to access Wide Area Networks (WAN).  The grandMA3 control software utilizes a flexible new fixture concept, developed to replicate the real-world physical components of the most complex fixtures. Fixture information is now generic and allows simpler sharing of programmed data between fixtures. MA Lighting supports the new GDTF (General Device Type Format) protocol natively, allowing fixture manufactures to ensure their own fixtures are controlled as intended.

The grandMA3 consoles feature Dual Encoders, for which feature-mapping is customizable.  Long-life motorized playback faders are used also across the entire grandMA3 console range. The faders incorporate a color-changing light pipe on all models except onPC command wing. All playbacks have direct access to button pushes as well as intensity and timing changes via new rotary RGB backlit encoders.  The almost-silent buttons feature low travel and have a positive actuation-point.

The grandMA3 software features an integrated 3D visualizer for the ability to manipulate and playback basic media content directly from within the console.  Dynamic effects are no longer restricted to just two-step modulated parameters. The grandMA3 software has a new effects concept allowing multi-step effect sequences to be nested inside a cue or preset.

https://www.malighting.com

Avolites

Avolites was highlighting their Titan V11 Software upgrade at LDI including the Titan v11 Remote App.

The Titan Remote works alongside your Avolites Titan lighting console to provide moving light control from your iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device.
To use the Titan Remote you must have an Avolites Titan console connected to your device via a WiFi network. Titan Remote V11 works with any Titan Console running Titan Version 11 to connect to consoles running older Titan versions use the corresponding Titan Remote app.

Using this app you can connect to a console, Titan Mobile or Titan One PC and carry out the following functions:
· Select and control fixtures
· Modify fixture attributes such as Dimmer, Pan or Tilt
· Apply Palettes
· Create and update palettes
· Play Cues
· Command style fixture selection and intensity control
· Quick Sketch Legends
· View DMX Address Patch

Any number of Titan remotes can be connected to a console and another lighting designer can work on the console while the remote is in use. The remote is easy to use as the screens look and feel like the full Avolites consoles with the same buttons and workflow as the console.

Avolites was also showing the power of the new  AI media server v10 that is packed with new features like:

  • AiM Codec
  • A Fully Re-designed Timeline
  • Projective keystone, known as ‘mesh-warp’.
  • Grid warp on screen outputs
  • BPM Sync 
  • Spout and 8 HDSDI Inputs 
  • Notch support
  • NDI (Network Device Interface by NewTek) 

https://www.avolites.com

Clay Paky

Distributed in the US by ACT Lighting, Clay Paky had the world premiere of their SHARPY PLUS.  The SHARPY PLUS is the first true 100% HYBRID unit, able to be a beam light and a spotlight.

The SHARPY PLUS uses the new, Osram Sirius 330W X8 lamp and weighs only 47.6 lb. Its body is slightly larger than the Sharpy’s, to house an updated optical unit featuring a3° to 36° zoom range.  The SHARPY PLUS has two independent operating modes. In BEAM mode, the aerial effects are enhanced by the way the Sirius lamp is made. It is capable of extraordinary power output (over 300,000 lux at approximately 30-feet), which the optical unit enhances through a marked hot spot.  In SPOT mode, the light is diffused for creating visual effects can be projected with uniformity. Its 3° to 36° (1:9) zoom covers the entire range linearly, both in spot mode and in beam mode.

AXCOR SPOT 400 
The Axcor Spot 400 provides the medium-power applications with a compact, bright, LED moving spotlight, complete with every device you need for exceptional projected visual effects.  Featuring 2 rotating dichroic glass gobo wheels, with a total of 14 rotating gobos, an animation disc, a rotating prism, a power-driven iris, and a 16-bit dimmer. In addition to these, it features highly advanced color management tools based on a CMY system with linear CTO and a 6-color wheel. Another outstanding feature of the Axcor Spot 400 is the incredible 5.5°- 55° zoom, with an extremely uniform light distribution at every beam aperture.

AXCOR PROFILE 400
Axcor Profile 400 is packed with advanced lighting, mechanical, and electronic features like:

  • 300W white LED module
  • 6°-42° linear Zoom
  • CMY+linear CTO+6-color wheel
  • An effect section with animation wheel
  • Patented framing system, mechanical iris
  • 16-bit electronic dimmer

Featuring an extraordinarily compact body, it is extremely quiet, and has three operating modes, which can be chosen according to needs: Silent, Standard and Auto.

AXCOR PROFILE 600
Featuring a 500W white LED engine, Axcor Profile 600  has a 5.3°-47.2° zoom (1:9 ratio), a complete color system, an effect section with animation wheel, patented framing system, and mechanical iris, and a 16-bit electronic dimmer. The luminous efficiency is among the highest for this power category, and can be further increased by about 25% if necessary thanks to the exclusive “boost mode”.

Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 are offered in two models: one that enhances the high light output or alternatively a model featuring very high color rendering (CRI = 90).

HEPIKOS
The Hepikos is an innovative Hybrid Wash/Beam light that combines low power consumption with color quality, in a highly compact body. The light is built around a bright 440W Osram discharge lamp, and features a 5-40° zoom, CMY color mixing, two color wheels. Thanks to its 185 mm diameter plano-convex front lens and its narrow 5° beam angle, it can produce a sharp, full-bodied beam, which may be used for striking aerial effects with saturated colors.

https://www.claypaky.it

MDG

MDG Me1g foggerIn the ACT Pavillion, MDG’s new Me1g is a glycol-based version of their popular Me1™ fog machine.  The Me1g, like the Me1 oil-based version, is a single nozzle fogger that can be controlled with DMX/RDM and utilizes the array of MDG’s glycol-based fluids.

The Me1g is for use when quick dissipating fog is needed.

MDG also introduced their new range of weatherproof fog and haze generators.  0-100% output can be controlled from your DMX / RDM device or direct local control; via 4-button LCD user interface, 3 standard USITT DMX512 channels, and XLR-5 connectors.  The system purges the heating module after the first heating cycle and after every emission of haze preventing residual build-up and clogging.

The ATMe WPE is the weatherproof version of the ATMe haze generator.  With its weatherproof and dust-resistant enclosure, this IP55-rated WPE version is ideal for outdoor use.  It features low noise emission (at 1m/3.3ft): 45.4 dB in standard mode. The theatre mode reduces the fan speed depending on haze output level.  At 1.38 bar (20 psi) ATMe uses only 55 ml (1.86 oz) of fluid per hour to give a total running time of 46 hours from its 2.5 L (0.66 US gallon) reservoir.

Me1 WPMe1 WPE is the smallest in the family of fog generators, now available in a weatherproof version.  With its single nozzle, the maximum fog output is 100 m3 (3,531 ft3) per minute.  At maximum output (2.76 bar / 40 psi) Me1 uses only 1 L (0.26 US gallon) of fluid per hour.

Me2 WPE is the more powerful twin of Me1 WPE, housed in the same weatherproof enclosure but with twice the power.  With its two nozzles, the maximum fog output is 200 m3 (7,063 ft3) per minute.  At maximum output (2.76 bar / 40 psi) Me2 uses only 2 L (0.53 US gallon) of fluid per hour.

http://www.mdgfog.com/

Strong

Strong had a range of offerings on display at LDI this year.  For smaller venues, they were showcasing the units from Phoebus (which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Strong earlier this year).  While physically very similar, the iChip Mystere uses a 200W multi-LED light engine as a source and the iMarc200 utilizes a 5600K emMarc DC arc lamp.  Both offer six-color boomerangs, dowser, and iris.  Moving up to the iMarc850 the unit gets a self-cancelling boomerang and adds a clipper to the dowser and iris as well as significantly increased output.

At the upper end for the show (though not of their product range) they showed the Super Trouper XL which is a new addition to the Super Trouper III line.  With its 3000W lamp the Super Trouper XL provides output more traditionally associated with the top of the range Gladiator IV in a smaller package.

http://strong.lighting

Vectorworks

Vectorworks has continued to evolve what is truly the entertainment industry’s standard package of products for creative design and documentation.  Of particular interest to this audience will be Vectorworks’ offerings:  Spotlight, Vision, and Braceworks.  Spotlight is the core program for designing your space and placing equipment in it.  There have been refinements and improvements throughout the software including workflow optimizations and improved speed.  Vision is a previsualization and rendering package that integrates with data from Spotlight to enable offsite programming and cueing.  In their presentation, Vectorworks highlighted improvements in rendering of beams and projected patterns in Vision.  Finally, Braceworks is an add-on module for Vectorworks that helps with analysis of loads on temporary structures such as trusses.  Improvements for this year include the ability to layout and calculate bridles for points which also generates the hardware list for each point.

We highly recommend taking 15 minutes to review the video at the link below for a much better overview than we can give you in a text-only write-up.

https://www.vectorworks.net/inspiration/industry-webinars/whats-new-in-vectorworks-2019-for-the-entertainment-industry

Harrington Hoists

Harrington Hoists has been manufacturing lifting equipment since the 1800’s.  In recent years they have moved into the entertainment market with their TNER Series of theatrical chain hoists.  These fixed-speed hoists are available in ½-ton, 1-ton, and 2-ton capacities in industry standard configurations for speed, connectors, and controls.  They also meet the BGV-D8 standard.  Hoists can be run motor-up or motor-down.  Harrington also offers a variety of manual hoisting devices along with beam clamps and chain for overhead lifting (and yes, it’s available in black).

https://www.harringtonhoists.com

CITC Special Effects

CITC was celebrating 28 years of business with the new owners of the company Paul de la Port and Jason Wilbur.   Gary and Stephany were also on hand with the wide array of special effects products the company is known for including their recently released Maniac II.

Features:


  • 15 Second SmartFog creates cryogenic or fire effects
  • Fully automated moving head
  • 24 LED lights
  • 10 DMX channels
  • Adjustable output and speed
  • Instant stop technology
  • Strobe, dim, mix colors
  • Mount upright or upside down
  • Sound activation
  • Multi-Function Controller allows use without DMX

http://www.citcfx.com

Coemar

Coemar was highlighting their Phantom Fresnel/ PC fixture.  This unit is available with three different LED arrays:  Tunable Daylight, Variable White, and Full Spectrum (Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Lime, and Amber).  The fixture is DMX/ RDM controlled with a motorized zoom from 14-84 degrees, 3 selectable dimming curves (exponential, logarithmic, and linear), and 4 fan settings (low, auto, studio, and DMX regulated).  The fixture is targeted at both entertainment and broadcast applications.

They also showed their ReLite LED retrofit.  This bi-pin based module is designed to extend the life of existing stocks of 1K and 2K Fresnels by converting them to LED.  Currently available in a Tungsten (3200K) or Daylight (5600K) color temperature, the retrofit is compatible with Triac or IGBT dimmers over a dimming range of 2-100%.  Sources are 90CRI/ 160W or 97CRI/ 115W COB LEDs in a module that integrates the driver and fan and is supplied with an adapter to fit the existing lamp socket.

http://www.coemar.com

DeSisti

DeSisti has updated and expanded their well-regarded SoftLED Series of fixtures with the SoftLED 1XL, SoftLED 2XL, and SoftLED 8XL.  These fixtures are a response to requests from Lighting Designers for wider, brighter sources and offer roughly double the output of the existing SoftLED 1, 2, and 4 fixtures.  It is important to note that they are not discontinuing the existing fixtures to be able to offer a wider range of sizes and outputs.  Fixtures are available in Tungsten, Daylight, or Variable White with Manual and Pole-Op fittings.  The SoftLED 1 is also available in a track-mount configuration for smaller studios and briefing rooms.

https://www.desisti.it/

Interactive Technologies

Interactive Technologies introduced the Insite, a 7” Touchscreen which acts as a front-end for their CueServer line of controllers.  The Insite mounts in a standard 3-gang backbox and can be powered via PoE or 12v DC.  The system includes simple, easy to use software to configure buttons, sliders, a color-picker, and other common touchscreen elements.  Once you have laid out the station design you then associate CueServer commands with the controls via the CueServer Studio software.  The system can also be accessed via a web-interface for expanded remote control.

https://interactive-online.com

Mega Systems / PR Lighting

Mega had an assortment of products at the LDI 2018 including some from PR Lighting.

Circa Scoop LED, is a new and unique fixture with four elements that can be used in various applications.  It has a lightweight housing and it features a variety of components.  This product can be used for concerts, houses of worship, theaters, and clubs.   It has a 45WW and Amber LED located in the center of the unit which creates a nice and warm sunset effect.  The “Reflective Pattern Ring” has an additional 87 WW LEDs, which creates a nice soft-edged effect to any setting. It also has an Inner Ring which has 144 RGB LEDs, 8 segment control and the capability to control the macro speed and dim down different colors enabling it to set a wide mixture of colors. The Outer Ring also has 8 segments and is equipped with an extra 192 RGB LEDs that illuminate a 140º angle. It can produce multiple color combinations and the ability to create authentic looks that can be used as dazzling eye-candy effects.

Spotbot LED CYM 300 a new affordable fully loaded it and all-purpose moving head.  It has a 300W LED engine that produces a bright and powerful projection.  It has a 7-degree to 31-degree zoom range that allows the unit to provide versatile settings.  It has an 8 facet rotating prism, 10 fixed and 7 rotating gobos that allow morphing between the focus and zoom.  It also offers the CYM color mixing allowing an assortment of color combinations.  Perfect multi-tool robust, full-size fixture to have in your lighting gear.  It is a multi-purpose lamp that can be used in large or small venues for concerts, clubs, and theater.

Washbot LED CYMK 300, has been designed to produce vibrant colors and defined shades of white. It is equipped with a 300W LED engine.  The kelvin color wheel allows the user to adjust the color temperatures from 7300K – 3900K.  Offering the capability to control various shades of white from bright cool to warm making it perfect for theater applications.  It provides 3 CTO filters 47K , 35K, and 33K which allows more control of the white tones.  This fixture also offers great color mixing with a smooth CYMK.  It has the ability to create great color combinations and unique bicolor capabilities including a tricolor RGB grouping.  It has been designed for stages, small and large venues and theater applications.

Drama FS-LED 800, a followpsot with a 350-W LED equivalent to an 800W lamp and brighter.  It has the capability to be controlled via DMX or fader control on the back of the unit, with a manual focus and zoom from 7 degrees – 13 degrees.  It has a color wheel with red, green, yellow, blue, orange and white for spotlight.  It also has a CTO wheel with 3200K, 4500K, & 5600K adjustable color temperature.  It has built-in iris great for longer throws that allows highlighting small objects on stage.  A compact unit for easy transport and it comes with the stand PowerCon type connection.

Drama VW2, new to the line with a 97.1 CRI for professional theater market.  It has a variable 250W white LED.  This allows you to create a cool and warm white projection within one fixture. Color tempartures from 2709K to 6487K.   The lenses not included with options available in 19, 26 & 36-degree barrels.

Drama Profile Q2, is part of the New Mega-Lite Drama Profiles series.  It is a very bright and colorful fixture.  This also has three different lens options 19, 26 & 36 degrees.  It has a 250W LED, making it an even color fixture.

iCandy Q18, a new sleek linear IP65 bar for indoor and outdoor use, it allows you to create different looks for various applications.  It has pixel control for effects and creating videos with pixel-mapping.  It has a total of 18 RGBW LEDS allowing for customized and creative designs.  The mounting hardware options include a single joint, star joint, sliding mount and center mount clamping.

PR Lighting:

XPar 150 unit, is an IP67 rated par with 150W LED, RGBW color mixing macro.  6 channels standard model and 12 channels in extended mode.

Polaris, a compact IP67 fixture with 14 channels of DMX,  DMX wireless, control, and extended mode of 39 channels,  It features 7 x 15W RGBW 4-in 1 SMT Led lamp.  It has a color temperature from 3200k – 10000k, and allows the user to control each pixel independently.  It has a strobe effect with pre-set buttons for strobe pulse effect, as well as rainbow, wash, beam effects, and spot mode with an assortment of macros.

Aqua LED 600 Spot, is an IP65 moving head that can be used for outdoor and indoor applications.  It has an LCD display and touch screen for easy control, with a total of 25 channels in short mode, and 31 channels in standard mode and 38 in extended mode.  A 600W White LED, replaceable animation wheel, bi-directionally rotatable at variable speed.  Modular structure for easy maintenance, Wireless DMX control, RDM, and Ethernet protocol.

XLED 3007, small moving head equipped with 7-20-Watt RGBW LEDS.  It offers a punchy beam, the beam angles are adjustable from 7 to 42 degrees, which transform from a beam to a wash, individual pixel control, RGBW linear color mixing with macros, DMX linear zooming, wireless DMX, individual pixel control for creative effects, and endless pan and tilt.

Phantom 440, a new moving fixture offering a beam, wash and spot Hybrid effects.  Equipped with a 440W HRI, Osram lamp, a fixed gobo wheel with 18 fixed gobos and one rotating gobo wheel with 7 rotating gobos, its own CTO channel, linear CMY color mixing with macros and frost filter, prism wheel with an 8 facet prims and 5 facet array that can create a variety of beam effects ideally for production applications.

Mega Systems also distributes their Mega View Mosaic LED video panel systems along with the complete line of RGB Link video processing tools.

megasystemsinc.com

Altman Lighting

Altman had their new AP-150-RGBW LED Par at LDI this year.  The AP-150 is a compact, lightweight 135 Watt RGBW LED par wash light that is packed with a high feature set at an affordable price.  This compact par weighs in at just 11 pounds / 5.08 kg.  The AP-150-RGBW offers a number of different controls from 8 Bit, 16 Bit, RGB, and HSIC, modes allowing for a number of control choices.

Factory and custom color presets round out the AP-150-RGBW’s feature set allowing for a quick selection of factory preloaded White set points and the most widely used entertainment color choices. Also adds the ability to record color presets from the DMX controller directly to the fixture for custom color playback.

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