16 x 9, well known for its line of camera and lighting equipment and accessories, is now the sole distributor (available through Barbizon) of the LibertyPak range of range of portable battery power. LibertyPak has been providing high quality lithium-ion battery belts, packs and efficient power management systems since 2002. Introduced this year, were the Little Genny, and the Big Genny. The Little Genny has a 320 Wh. Capacity with a max output of 600 watts. It has 117V AC or 24V output to power just about anything you need in the field or in emergency situations. The size is relatively compact, and the weight is 19 lbs. The Big Genny is the larger version and has a 960 Wh capacity. Charge time is 9 hrs. versus 3.5 hrs. for the smaller version. Both are certified as IATA and DOT compliant, so you can fly with them!
CATEGORY: NAB 2010
The engineers at Alcorn McBride were please to introduce the SetPlayer SP8000 which supports up to 8 channels of synchronized high-definition video playback in a 3U package and with all of the features you need to control playback from a centralized location. These control methods include : RS-232, VDCP (Louth), GPIO, Ethernet & SMPTE. If you don’t require an 8-channel playback device – check out the SetPlayer SP1000, the single channel version of the same product.
Although the folks at American Grip did not have any ‘new’ products for the NAB show they were proud of the ongoing improvements they are continually making to their products. Lance Snoke also confirmed their commitment to customer service and having the products we need on hand.
Anton Bauer introduced the Dionic HCX at NAB. Not only does the Dionice HCX have a 120 watt-hour capacity, they also have a unique, built-in motion detection sensor. After a two-week period without a load, the DIONIC HCX automatically goes into “deep sleep,” significantly reducing self-discharge and allowing extended storage with nearly zero capacity loss. To “awaken” the battery for normal use, customers need only move the battery, thus activating the motion detection feature and as a result, “wake up” the battery. This new motion detection feature significantly increases the overall life of the battery by mitigating lithium-ion battery self-discharge when the battery is not in use. Anton/Bauer also has plans to integrate the DIONIC HCX with its signature Anton/Bauer Battery Management System (AB-BMS), which, in the future, will allow users to program the inactivity time length prior to the battery “going to sleep,” further allowing the customer to tailor their battery systems to their specific needs.
Weighing just 2.4 pounds (1.09 kg), the DIONIC HCX is capable of withstanding high instantaneous current draws in addition to 10 amp sustained current draws. The DIONIC HCX can power a 40 watt camera with a 20 watt light for over two hours – making it a good choice for users working with on-camera lighting applications requiring a high current draw.
In addition, the DIONIC HCX offers an enhanced LCD RealTime® fuel gauge. Users can now quickly and easily check their run-time, with the display showing up to nine hours of run-time when used under low-power load conditions. The new LCD display clearly indicates remaining run-time and battery capacity, showing the number of hours available with a seven segment display surrounded by arcs indicating 15 minute intervals. A battery “gas gauge” indicator also shows remaining capacity in 20 percent intervals underneath the remaining run-time indicators.
ARRI introduced its new Hybrid kits with both LED and Tungsten source lighting fixtures as a contemporary answer to portable lighting. Combining energy-saying efficiency, control and intensity these convenient kits draw less than 490w at 120v. ARRI Hybrid Kits feature the new ARRI LoCaster LED fixture with six selectable color temperature presets and an onboard dimmer. The unique mixing chamber ensures CRI over 90 and a ‘single source’ for impressive shadow quality. Having a LoCaster as part of an ARRI kit allows a shooter to work with both hard and soft light, and the ability to manipulate color temps without having to use gels on the LED source. Hybrid kits also feature ARRIs tungsten Fresnel units with excellent beam-shaping characteristics; ideal for background and backlight.
ARRI is introducing the next generation of 1000Hz High Speed flicker-free Ballasts used for digital high-speed photography. The new ballast is available is several wattages included 125/200w, 400/575w 575/1200w and 250/4000w. The new high speed ballast can now achieve high quality, flicker-free images even at frame rates of 500-1000 fps and in many cases beyond. The new technology supplies the lamp with 100Hz square wave current, allowing worry-free shooting from motion picture, commercial and industrial high-speed scenes even with a single, HMI daylight source.
Barco was showing their new RHDM Series High Definition reference monitors. They are now available in both a 17” and 23” version. These units have no fans are 16 x 9 native and have a much better compression ration. Available in the B series supporting standard SD and HD-SDI signal with optional dual line and 3Gb/s HD-SDI and the P Series supporting dual link HD-SDI for post production use.
Do you bounce?
California Sunbounce introduced the Sun Mover and the Wind Killer.
The SUN-MOVER is not another typical pop-up reflector but a flat collapsible light reflector that transforms SUN-LIGHT and STUDIO-LIGHT in a totally controlled way into SPOT-LIGHT and SOFT-LIGHT. Designed by a photographer for photographers, the SUN-MOVER™ truly is the greatest breakthrough in the history of photographic and film lighting via reflectors.
The WIND KILLER is a fabric that can be used on various sunbounce Mini, Pro & Big frames. It is stated that the Wind Killer eliminates 75% of wind which is excellent for steadycam operators.
New from Chimera this year is the yet to be released soft bank that fits over the Lite Panels 1 x 1 fixture. It will fit over the front of the 1 x 1 with no hardware required using elastic material to secure it on the back of the fixture. It will be available in different grades of diffusion. When the final product is ready well post more info on the Barbizon website.
New from CK were the ColorBlaze TRX and ColorBlast TR units. The ColorBlaze TRX has a throw of 60feet with an on board SD card where you can save shows. It is ACN capable containing RGBAW leds. The Color Blast TR has similar features with new color mixing through RGBAW leds. The ColorBlast also has on board touch screen for control with preprogrammed functions. Also new from CK is a line of accessories for the Color Reach from Tempest Lighting. www.tempestlighting.com
Da-Lite Screen was keeping up with the buzz over 3D TV & movies with their new Virtual Black 3D projection screen material. Specifically designed and dedicated as the first rear screen 3D projection fabric in the industry, 3D Virtual Black features breakthrough polarization preserving properties engineered by Da-Lite Screen Company’s research chemists. 3D Virtual Black effectively eliminates stereoscopic cross talk or “ghosting” by maintaining 99 percent polarization purity, an industry first for 3D projection. 3D Virtual Black is available in a wide variety of screen types and sizes.