Introducing Hyperion, the new 6-colour 300W Fresnel LED from Spotlight

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Spotlight launched their highly anticipated new fixture at Prolight and Sound in Frankfurt. The new projector is the first of a new series and Prolight + Sound was the perfect event to give deserved visibility to a product destined to be a great success.

“The market has been asking us for a long time to change the housing of our headlights: our new projector is a 300W to 6 colour Fresnel LED with a new housing, rounder than the more squared shape that has always distinguished the Spotlight headlights” commented Davide Muzio, marketing manager of the Milan based company. “We will continue the production of RGBW headlights, but the tendency will be to go towards 6 colours.”

Hyperion Fresnel LED 300W 6C; here’s what you need to know:

Why 6 colours? For three basic reasons:
– to have a wider choice of colour mixing and colour temperatures (from 2700 to 8000K)
– to reach an extra high colour rendering, from 94 to 97, depending on the color temperature
– to obtain a more continuous spectrum in the visible field

What distinguishes it from the other projectors:
– Increased Fresnel lens for greater brightness 200 mm
– Extremely soft dimming even at low levels for theatrical use
– Flicker free for television and film applications
– Colour booster to improve single colour when not all the channels are at full
– Possibility to control the fan speed through a special channel
– Simplified access to internal electronics for faster maintenance
– Tungsten lamp emulation function through the “Amber shift” function
– Function for the simulation of the halogen lamp with a delay in the phases of switching on and off
– Also available in versions with pole or motorized control
– Compact size and extremely light (8.6 kg)

 

Michael Brown Drives The National Tour With ChamSys MQ500

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Fans looking for intensity are never short-changed when they see The National.  Raw and powerful, the 2017 Grammy-winning band takes an uncompromising head-on look at the human condition, matching their jagged, complex music with a fearless, never-predictable stage presence.

Providing an appropriately intense visual backdrop for the band on its current global tour in support of its seventh album, Sleep Well Beast, is a 13-universe, Michael Brown-designed, lightshow that is being run with a ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console. The Nashville-based lighting designer, who has been a ChamSys user since 2009, selected the MQ500 for this tour because the power and versatility of the console, particularly its effects engine, allow him to pull together diverse visual elements to match his client’s distinctive sound.

Describing his long-time client’s performance as “extremely dynamic with music that lyrically portrays the real struggles of mid-life,” Brown had this to say about his lightshow on the current tour: “We’re not a super bright bubblegum rock show. The atmosphere for our shows is moody, with extremely high contrast and deep colours to match the emotional tone of the songs. This tour offers me a great environment to work in as a designer, because the inherent drama of The National’s performance gives me the opportunity to react to the music and make bold statements.”

At the centre of Brown’s design are three 40’ x 8’ video walls. Most of the 320 fixtures in his rig are set up behind these structures. “This show is extremely video driven with multiple video elements — and that’s where we began with the design,” he said.

The touring show design has three configurations: one to work at arenas, another for theatres, and the third for large clubs. For festivals, Brown and his team are either travelling with their full production setup or augmenting their overhead rig with flown video and floor elements. He uses 10 Art-Net universes to control the lighting rig and three Art-Net universes to control media playback.

Regardless of configuration, the MagicQ MQ500 has been driving Brown’s rig at all stops along the tour. “The MQ500’s effects engine, with its three-colour and four-colour effects, has been everything to me,” he said. “There are several key aspects about the ChamSys platform that I’ve always loved and incorporate in all of my shows. The ability to offset pan/tilt on fixtures has been a huge time saver at festivals over the past nine years. But most importantly, the way that I prefer to construct shows is based on multi-step palette-based effects. Colour is important to my shows. I don’t want to be limited to a high/low value on an editable wave-form. I want an unlimited number of values on an editable waveform. With ChamSys, I can create multi-step colour and position effects that constantly cross-reference my palettes.”

Referencing palettes over an editable waveform speeds up programming significantly, according to Brown, who also praised the MQ500’s user-friendly layout. “The MQ500 is a huge step up, in terms of both hardware quality and layout of the console,” said Brown. “Multi-touch capacitive screens are such a nice luxury. So far, I love the console and feel it’s the perfect size for any kind of show.

“The console is also very good for busking,” continued Brown. “The National doesn’t play to backing tracks, and we’ve played 87 different songs so far on this tour — so there is definitely a situation each night where I have to busk at least two songs.”

Courtesy of Live Design www.livedesignonline.com

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DMG MIX named Best of Show at NAB 2018

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The brand new MIX LED fixture by Rosco and DMG Lumière has just won a Best of Show award from Digital Video Magazine at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas.

The MIX, like any fixture engineered by DMG Lumière, was designed by technicians for technicians to address the issues that set lighting crew members have voiced about the colour-mixing LED fixtures they’re working with today. The features of the new MIX LED technology provide superior colour, easy-to-use control interfaces and other innovative solutions that enable filmmakers to create the precise colour of light they want while speeding up their workflow.

MIX provides the best Rosco gel matches of any colour mixing LED source. It features 6-LED colour mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colours than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colours, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light.

Movievision is proud to be the exclusive suppliers of Rosco and DMG Lumière to the South African Film and Television industry.

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Rosco and DMG to launch the Mix at Prolight and Sound and NAB 2018

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Introducing MIX from Rosco and DMG Lumière – an LED fixture that will change how filmmakers create coloured light on set.

MIX, like any fixture engineered by DMG Lumière, was designed by technicians for technicians to address the issues that set lighting crew members have voiced about the colour-mixing LED fixtures they’re working with today. The features of the new MIX LED technology provide superior colour, easy-to-use control interfaces and other innovative solutions that enable filmmakers to create the precise colour of light they want while speeding up their workflow.

MIX provides the best Rosco gel matches of any colour mixing LED source. It features 6-LED colour mixing: Red + Lime + Green + Blue + Amber + White. This enables it to generate a wider gamut of colours than RGBW or RGBA fixtures. In addition, the Red and Lime emitters in the array are manufactured exclusively for MIX – meaning that it can create colours, tones, and hues that are only available from a MIX light.

Every Rosco gel colour in the MIX library has been authenticated by Rosco’s colour experts as a match on tungsten and daylight sources – by eye, by meter, and by camera. In addition, the MIX control software also allows you to set the base colour temperature of the light before adding colour. By allowing filmmakers to select the colour temperature of the MIX before selecting the colour, the fixture provides more accurate gel matches to other fixtures on set.

The set lighting technicians at DMG Lumière know that speed is of the essence when you’re on set. This was the key factor when designing the user interface for MIX. There are no menus. Simply choose between three different modes and then choose the colour temperature, colour or Rosco gel colour you desire from there.

Gel Mode: Not only are you able to select from a vast library of Rosco gel colours, you’re also able to modify the hue, saturation, and green/magenta shift of the gel colour as-needed.

White Mode: Access a wide range of tuneable white light from daylight to tungsten, including precise green/magenta correction.

Colour Mode: Navigate through the MIX colour space using the 360° hue wheel to choose a colour and then set the intensity of the light output. MIX also offers the ability to de-saturate colours toward several different colour temperatures of white light to create different tones of the base hue.

 

MIX is being launched at this year’s NAB exhibition in Las Vegas, USA and Prolight and Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. Both exhibitions are running from 10 to 13 April.

Socanland’s Paperlight available from Movievision

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DMG makes an impact on the South African market

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The recent DMG Lumière Roadshow hosted by Movievision saw John Harrison and Sonny Mcube along with Ron Knell from DMG and Rosco travel from Johannesburg to Durban and Cape Town to show off these new, groundbreaking fixtures.

“The people who attended the roadshows felt that DMG Lumière is uniquely innovative,” said Movievision Sales Executive Sonny Mcube. “They expressed the need for robust, soft lights that are also lightweight, durable and user-friendly for their shoots. Particular interest was shown in the DMG Lumière MAXI Switch light panel.”

“Filmmakers appreciated the versatility of the DMG Lumière Switch range of LED lights. The impressive power to size or weight proportion of the lights makes them ideal set lighting tools. They are mobile, dynamic and power efficient.”

“The technicians and their fast-paced needs were also a prime focus. Usability and flexibility are of paramount importance to them, and many admired the accessories, power options and mounts that are designed to fit directly onto the light within seconds. The egg crates, softboxes, barn doors and the several mounting options, as well as the fact that DMG has ensured maximum versatility from their lights also impressed. Their wishes were to have LED light fixtures encompassing a balance of size, power and versatility, without compromising quality. They believe they found that in DMG Lumière products,” said Mcube.

At Movievision, we pride ourselves on partnering with companies that share our ideals – delivering customer-driven solutions through technology. We share similar values with Rosco and DMG Lumière in terms of dedication to innovation, a passion for encouraging our customers’ creativity and a commitment to support and development.

“By combining our expertise, vision and technology, we will be able to offer our customers a wider, specialised range of LED lighting to better bring their creative visions to life. This is a very proud moment for us, and it provides the opportunity to showcase the advantages that our LED technology can bring to lighting film and television sets. “

For those who could not attend the roadshow, the DMG Lumière fixtures can still be viewed at our Johannesburg warehouse in Wynberg. We are also available to carry out demonstrations at your business.

To make an appointment contact Sonny Mcube on 073 135 0481 or sonny@movievison.co.za

 

New Dirty Rigger stock has been unpacked!

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Kupo camera grip now available from Movievision!

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Spotlight shines a light on James Nachtwey’s powerful photographs

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Movievision is the proud supplier of Spotlight products to the South African Market. These quality fixtures recently shed light on the photographic exhibition of award-winning American photographer, James Nachtwey at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy.

Titled Memory, the exhibition showcased an impressive individual and collective thought on the war theme. A total of two hundred images tell the story of our planet and were cleverly illuminated by Roberto Koch and James Nachtwey using Spotlight luminaires provided from Volume Service of G Group International.

Over 120 MI Profile and MI Fresnel fixtures were pointed at the artwork, just a little out of focus, to create an undeniable successful “back light” effect.

The exhibition at Palazzo Reale is the first international stage of a tour in the most important museums of the world.

For more information on Movievision’s range of Spotlight fixtures, or to get a quote, contact Kim at klr@movievision.co.za or Sonny at sonny@movievision.co.za tel: 011 885 2042