What’s New With Production Lighting?
NAB 2017 in Las Vegas this year was all about soft light for production lighting. While tungston fresnels are far from dead as they continue to rent with surprisingly regularity, these soft lights are gaining massive popularity on video sets for their fast and flexible capabilities.
Kinoflo rental has been one of my top 3 rental requests for my grip trucks for what seems like forever in Miami. Kinoflo has upgraded their select line of celeb 250’s and 450’s that now have more control and flexibility. You can dial in a wide color pallet of not only tungston and daylight but full RGB as well. On location, you can match old green fluorescents and sodium vapor, with the controls on this light. Much more flexibility and portability is now built in. The new select Freestyle line comes apart and is modular, allowing you the ability to get the light into tight spaces, cable to it or combine these units to create a bigger light source. Kinoflo has the reputation for un-matched build quality and customer support. Certainly one of my favorite lighting manufactures for video production lighting.
We will have these Kino Flos in our rental inventory very soon!!
Cineo has a wonderful new light called the Quantum C80. It is a large light source for production on location and studio lighting. Dimensions are 4 feet by 2 feet. The output is 50 thousand lumens of full gamut light. This is a fantastic large soft source that is easily managed by 1 person. This instrument has the capability of full RGB and has 4 channels of DMX. No cooling fans make this light fantastic for sets where dialog is being recorded. Cineo’s award-winning white light quality is second to none. The character of this light is truly, truly remarkable. The way that it wraps and influences skin tones is nothing short of breath taking.
We are thinking seriously of adding the Cineo to our video production lighting rental inventory. Let us know if you would like to rent it!