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InStudio

European Launch Of Photon Beard
Highlight LED Range

B

y combining the best available
remote phosphor technology
with a highly focused optical approach
unique to the company, Photon Beard
will introduce its new Highlight LED
lighting fixture to IBC delegates in
Amsterdam this September.
Accurate colour rendering and
consistency are vital components for
broadcast lighting, and the Highlight
LEDs have already gained acclaim
for delivering both by featuring
outstanding colour rendering and
Television lighting consistency indexes
(CRI and TLCI).
Because the Highlight LEDs have
no moving parts and are passively
cooled, the units are more economic
to run, but with no compromise in light
quality. Being available in 90, 180, 270
and 360W variants, the Highlight LEDs
equate to two, four, six and eight-tube
fluorescents but due to Photon Beard's
specialist approach, deliver far more
'punch' whilst delivering natural skin

tones that typical LED fixtures struggle
to generate.
Photon Beard Managing Director
Peter Daffarn said: "The Highlight LED
range directs more light to where it's
actually needed without sacrificing the
appropriate level of softness."
Each Highlight LED is backed by a
full five-year warranty that includes
output level and colour quality. Due to
the modular design all models can be
supported with a minimum number
of spare modules for quick and easy
replacement in the field.
Dimming options include local
control only or DMX, which offers a
manual fader and channel display.
Manual or pole operated yokes are
also available. A wide selection of
accessories includes honeycombs,
intensifiers, diffusers, and a unique
cyclorama hood with asymmetrical
optics that can light a 6m green screen
evenly from the top.
At IBC 2016 Photon Beard will also

feature its Redhead LED
range, which has proven
highly beneficial to ENG
crews and freelance
lighting gaffers.
Dark Horse Productions
owner Darin Hohman
said: "I do a lot of
shooting on location for
a wide range of clients
across the United States
Photon Beard's Highlight LED range will launch at IBC
... All I wanted was a
single light kit that didn't have the perfect bounce light for soft fills.
drawbacks of standard LED lighting.
According to Daffarn: "We have been
Something that had more punch, manufacturing lighting products in the
but didn't generate unnatural colour UK since 1882. Well, not me personally,
spiking. Photon Beard had the answer, but you get the picture. We know what
and in most cases has now replaced we're doing. The depth of experience
my other lights."
translates to our products, which is
The Redhead's sister product, why you'll find them in use in TV and
Platinum Blonde now boasts a 1200W motion picture studios around the
HMI lamp, which provides a super world."
bright, exceptionally punchy output
that can nevertheless be safely run on
domestic power supplies, making it the

TVNZ Invests In Calrec Artemis Light

T

elevision New Zealand (TVNZ)
has recently installed its latest
investment in Calrec consoles and
equipment, a brand-new Artemis Light
audio console and a Concord processor
upgrade on the network's existing
Artemis Beam desk.
"We've enjoyed a long and successful
partnership with Calrec, going back
to 1996 when we brought in two
analogue Calrec C2 consoles for our
live television production studios,"
said Paul Hedges, General Manager,
Production Services and Facilities, at
TVNZ. "When it came time to upgrade,
we had no doubt the Artemis consoles
would meet our needs.
"Calrec's feature set, roadmap for
the future, and fit for our productions
continue to be very compelling.
Plus, we really value the personal
relationships we have established over
the years with the sales, marketing,
and support at Calrec and their
distributor Synchrotech in Australia."
A
government-owned
national
broadcaster, TVNZ serves viewers
throughout New Zealand and other
Pacific regions with daily news and
current affairs programming, as well

as a broad range of live and recorded
entertainment shows.
TVNZ brought in the Artemis Beam
for its news studio in 2014 as a
replacement for the Calrec analogue
consoles, which had delivered almost
two decades of reliable daily service.
This was part of a strategic plan to
expand production capabilities with a
new Artemis Light console for a second
studio.
TVNZ installed the Artemis Light
earlier this year for production of a
wide variety of lifestyle programmes,
including live-audience comedy shows
and variety shows featuring interviews,
product demonstrations, and live
music performances.
The Calrec consoles have doubled
the resources available to both
studios, enabling TVNZ to handle a
line-up that would have required hiring
additional personnel or purchasing
extra resources.
The upgrade to the increasingly
popular Concord processor has
brought newfound flexibility and
power to the Calrec configuration,
enabling TVNZ to handle highly
complex programmes with ease. The

Steve Houston, Audio Engineer at TVNZ,
works with a Calrec Audio console

network produces an audience-based
show that required stems and clean
mic splits to be recorded to an external
device.
"The Artemis Light is a perfect
complement to our existing Artemis
Beam console, bringing flexibility
and agility to our operation," Hedges
said. "We can change quickly and
easily from one production to
another with zero downtime and zero

patching errors, and the ability to
share resources between the studios
and save output configurations is
invaluable.
Hedges said: "Live news production
forms a large part of the TV One
schedule, and it's vital we have a
robust production audio console."
The programmes currently being
produced include live news and a
twice-weekly live lottery draw.


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