In Broadcast - March 2018 - 68
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 3 | March 2018
On Show At NAB
At NAB, Litepanels will showcase the latest in lighting solutions for broadcast,
for live events and for various types of productions....
Manager Alan Ipakchian said:
"This year's NAB Show gives us an
opportunity to showcase our newest
industry-leading lighting solutions for
broadcast, live events and productions,
"Litepanels, like all of the Vitec
Group brands, is committed to helping
broadcasters, cinematographers, and
photographic professionals capture
and share exceptional images.
"Our all-new Gemini is the most
accurate and agile light in the industry,
and the lightweight design of Astra
makes it the most preferred LED panel
for productions around the world."
Gemini 2x1Soft Panel
Litepanels will showcase the all-new
Gemini, claimed as the industry's most
accurate and versatile 2x1 soft panel.
The Gemini's latest firmware upgrade
allows for a variety of cinematic effects
such as emergency lights, fire, TV, and
hue bursts that are fully customisable
and that can be easily saved to presets.
Gemini eliminates the need for colour
correction by offering full-spectrum
white light that's perfect for lighting
talent and rendering exceptional
colour. Lighting professionals can "go
bold" by lighting with any colour in the
360° colour wheel and popular gels
within Gemini's colour modes.
lightweight design allows the light to
be rigged easier, requiring less cabling
because the power supply is built in.
This production-friendly soft panel
delivers full-intensity, mobile-powered
operation with the Anton/Bauer CINE
Users can operate every function
of Gemini using its intuitive on-board
controls and user interface with
multiple control options. Integrated
DMX ports enable users to choose
between using 5-pin XLR or RJ45
connections, all supporting standard
512 protocol. Optional wireless
modules enable users to control
Gemini remotely through wireless
DMX or with Bluetooth and the
Litepanels SmartLite Director app.
Gemini features a complete lineup of
accessories including light shaping,
stacking, diffusion, and more.
Astra LED Panels
Litepanels' next-generation Astra
family of LED panels continues to build
on the quality and popularity of the
company's original 1x1 panel.
The new Astra 3X and 6X - available
in both daylight or bi-colour models
- feature a 50% increase in output,
making them three and six times
brighter than the original Astra. The
Astra Soft Bi-Colour provides flattering
diffused lighting for a soft, wraparound light quality.
The Astra Bi-Focus Daylight is the
newest addition to the popular Astra
family, giving users the ability to adjust
from a 48° flood to a 15° concentration
of light with the turn of a dial. Astra's
high-performance LEDs and optics
provide professional lighting designers
with accurate colour temperatures,
high CRI/TLCI colour rendering, and
beautiful light quality.
The Astra family's modular design
features optional DMX and Bluetooth
communication modules, along with
V-Mount or Gold mount battery plates
for mobile power when AC power is not
Sola LED Fresnel
Also on display at the 2018 NAB
Show will be Litepanels' daylightbalanced Sola 4+ and Sola 6+ LED
fresnels, combining all the benefits of
today's LED technology with the lightshaping, single-shadow properties of a
The Sola 6+ was named a winner of
Pro Moviemaker's Gear of the Year
Awards 2017 and is now 50% brighter
than the previous version, while
the Sola 4+ is now more than 120%
brighter than its predecessor.
The Sola LED range provides
cool daylight illumination with the
unique ability to control both focus
and intensity via standard DMX 512
protocol. In addition, Sola lights give
lighting designers complete control
over aspects such as focus and
intensity, all from a centralised control
Functionality & Versatility
Both the Astra and Sola series are
ideal complements to the Gemini
panels, adding functionality and
versatility to an overall lighting design
while maintaining exceptional colour
Like all of Litepanels' LED lighting,
the Sola and Astra families are flickerfree regardless of frame rate, shutter
angle, or intensity level, and they offer
smooth dimming from 100% intensity
all the way down to zero.
Improved low-end dimming enables
lighting to be reduced as much as
necessary for extreme low-light
requirements. Easy to set up, the Sola
and Astra lights can be powered via
professional camera batteries for
quick, mobile lighting setups.