Barbizon Lighting NAB 2015 - Dracast LED Light PanelsDracast offers a range of LED fixtures in panel, fresnel, and tube form factors with daylight, tungsten, or bi-color LEDs.

Panel fixtures come in four sizes with model numbers based on the number of LEDs. They offer two models for on camera use, the LED160 and LED160A. Both are 160 LEDs in a compact 6” x 4” x 2” form factor with ¼ / 20 or hotshoe mounting. Since these units are intended for use with smaller hand-held and DSLR cameras, they have the option of using Sony or Panasonic batteries (battery plates are changeable) or running on AC via an optional adapter. The native beam angle is 30 degrees and they can be spread to 60 degrees using a hard-gel type diffuser. If you are wondering about the difference between the two models, the “A” is for aluminum which trades out the familiar plastic body common for these types of fixtures for a more rugged aluminum frame. Other sizes available are the LED500, the LED1000, and LED2000 which are roughly equivalent in output to traditional 300W, 750W, and 1200W fixtures and offer included AC adapters as well as the ability to use V-Lock or Gold Mount batteries. All of the larger sizes have aluminum frames and mounting yokes with baby receivers as well as optional barndoors for beam control. Dimming and color temperature adjustment (for the bi-color models) are via onboard controls with optional DMX control of the LED500, LED1000, and LED2000 at an additional cost.

Barbizon NAB 2015 - Dracast LED FresnelThere are two options for fresnels, the FRESNEL1000 and FRESNEL2000, which are intended to replace traditional 1K and 2K units. Both sizes have a 15-60 degree beam angle, can be shaped with barndoors, and include onboard and DMX controls. The heads are powered from an external 24V source enabling them to be used with larger battery packs or an AC adapter.

Barbizon NAB 2015 - Dracast LED TubeTube fixtures are an update to traditional 2’ and 4’ fluorescent softlights. Instead of a fragile, gas-filled glass tube; LEDs are housed in a plastic tube which protects them and also functions as a diffuser. The LEDT1000 uses three 2’ tubes, the LEDT2000 uses three 4’ tubes, and the LEDT4000 uses six 4’ tubes. Tubes are available in bi-color for quick adjustment to different lighting conditions as well as fixed color daylight and tungsten for higher output. The form factor is virtually identical to existing fluorescent fixtures with flexible, built-in bardoors and a center, lollipop type baby pin mount. Similarly to the panel fixtures, the units can be powered with an AC adapter or with V-Lock or Gold Mount batteries.

Dracacast was also showing the SPITFIRE by Avinair.  It’s a state-of-the-art HD Video Transmitter system combining wireless 1080p HD with zero latency. The Spitfire boasts an incredible range of 2000 feet, giving you maximum versatility for your video applications.  Equipped with its default antennas, the Spitfire is capable of transmitting up to 2000 feet. Both the Transmitter and Receiver feature 4-Pin Lemo power connectors capable of a wide 7-17V unregulated input voltage. The SPITFIRE SDI system features 3G-SDI and HDMI input on the transmitter and 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs on the receiver.  The Avinair SDI System is available at a base MSRP of US $6,999 for one transmitter and receiver pair. Additional receivers can be purchased for MSRP US$3,999 each. Battery plate, antenna, mounting, power cable, and case options are available as accessories.