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Brighter, Wider, Lighter
- Litepanels' Gemini
Litepanels' next-generation LED panel
delivers precision colour control and
flicker-free light in a highly
portable new form...

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itepanels, a pioneer in LED lighting
for the film, photographic, and
broadcast industries and a Vitec
Group brand, is showing its Gemini
- an all-new 2x1, RGB-WW soft panel
that combines daylight, tungsten,
and red-green-blue LEDs to deliver
highly flexible and precise colour
adjustment.
The Gemini soft panel produces
true, full-spectrum white light and an
extensive choice of control options
designed to suit any professional
lighting application. Visitors can get
an exclusive first look at Gemini's
high-quality light output on the
Litepanels stand 12.E65.
Raising the bar
"When we introduced our original
1x1 panel, we altered the lighting
industry landscape forever and
fundamentally changed the way DPs
choose to light film and television
projects. Our customers have been
asking for a wide, soft light source
like the original, but in a 2x1 form
factor. We have delivered with
Gemini, and we've raised the bar for
professional lighting once again,"
said Pat Grosswendt, Co-founder
of Litepanels and Professional
Gaffer. "Now, users not only have
the convenience of achieving their
desired lighting setup without having
to gang together multiple lights,
but they can also rest assured that
Gemini, as a true RGB-WW panel, will
light their talent with the industry's
most accurate white light."
Ambient Matching
Until now, users of most 2x1 panels
have achieved white light by mixing
red, green, and blue, which can
create undesirable colour spikes.
Gemini eliminates this problem by
giving users a daylight-to-tungsten
light foundation and then enabling
them to finely adjust colour
throughout the full, 360-degree
colour wheel. This means that users

can match a broad range of
ambient lighting conditions
quickly and simply. One
example might be shooting in an old
warehouse with florescent lighting,
where accurate white balancing
could be easily achieved by adding or
removing green.
Gemini offers this unmatched
flexibility through its easy-to-use,
intuitive menu interface with LCD
screens in three lighting modes:
* Correlated Colour Temperature
(CCT) Mode, for bicolour
(daylight to tungsten) with
+/- green adjustment;
* Colour Mode, offering hue
saturation and intensity (HSI)
control for full colour and
saturation control;
* Gel Mode, providing the ability
to dial up a variety of
popular gels.
All three modes offer users
complete intensity control with
smooth dimming from 100 percent
to zero without any colour shift.
Users can define presets to save
their favourite lighting attributes,
including intensity, for quick and
convenient recall.
Flexible Control
Gemini offers flexible remote
control through DMX (5-pin XLR
or RJ45), Wireless DMX (both
using standard 512 protocol), or
Bluetooth, an industry first. Gemini
can be remotely controlled using the
Litepanels SmartLite or SmartLite
Director apps for Apple devices.
Recent
independent
testing
demonstrated
that
Gemini
delivers outstanding photometric
performance, measuring TLCI/CRI
levels of 97 in daylight and 99 in
tungsten. This means that lighting
professionals can reliably achieve
exceptional colour and realistic skin
tones - ultimately eliminating the
need for colour correction and saving
post-production time and money.

With its on-board power supply,
Gemini is significantly lighter than
competing panels that require an
external ballast. Without the need
for external power components, the
panel is significantly more agile,
allowing it to be transported easily
and rigged rapidly with fewer cable
connections. Gemini panels can also
run from battery power (3-pin XLR 28
VDC), or power can be daisy-chained
from other devices using an industrystandard powerCON connection.
Time Saver
"The colour quality of the
Litepanels Gemini allows me to
precisely match existing tungsten
lighting sources in a variety of
applications,
especially
when
dimming. I can dim all the way to
zero, which is incredible," said
award-winning
cinematographer
Andrew Dunn, BSC. "My gaffer, Jose
Ruiz, and I find rigging the Gemini
incredibly easy. Its output compared
to its weight makes it even more
extraordinary, giving us on-set
versatility that is a tremendous
time-saver."
Dunn added: "Gemini works well as
a bounce, and it's soft enough to be
used as a fill for our talent. For one
particular film, we were able to use
Gemini to bring out the inner beauty
of our leading ladies and make them
feel (and know) that they were being

Litepanels Gemini 2x1 Panel

lit in the best possible light. Plus, the
ability to dial in a range of unique
colours and smash them into a
background so easily brought depth,
texture, and interest to the scene."
Like all Litepanels products,
Gemini is complemented by a full
line of light-shaping accessories,
such as honeycomb grids and barn
doors, to offer users extra creative
lighting control. By the end of
this year, Litepanels will release
a mounting hardware kit that will
enable customers to stack multiple
Gemini panels either vertically or
horizontally.
The Litepanels Gemini 2x1 panel is
now available.
www.litepanels.com

"...I find rigging the Gemini
incredibly easy. Its output
compared to its weight makes
it even more extraordinary,
giving us on-set versatility that
is a tremendous time-saver"
Andrew Dunn, BSC


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