Litepanels Gemini 2x1 – DoPchoice SNAPBAG® offer
GTC sponsor Litepanels (part of the Vitec Group) has introduced three new accessories for its award-winning Gemini 2x1 LED Soft panel – a dual battery bracket for either Gold Mount or V-Mount batteries, a floor stand kit and a soft-sided carry case.
"The broadcast and cinema industries' most accurate and versatile softlight just got even more versatile with these new accessories," said Byron Brown, product manager at Litepanels. "The new dual battery bracket makes Gemini 2x1 even more practical in situations where portable power is preferred over mains power, including a broad range of ENG and ENP applications. And the new floor stand and lightweight carry case are great additions that support our strategy of providing the industry's most flexible and mobile lighting solutions."
Introduced last year, Gemini 2x1 provides extremely accurate white light, offering precision colour control, a broad array of dynamic lighting and cinematic effects and flicker-free output, all in a highly portable LED panel. With its lightweight and onboard, ballast-free power supply, Gemini also allows for stress-free transport and easy rigging at on-location shoots.
And there's a great promotional offer of a FREE DoPchoice SNAPBAG® on purchases of Gemini 2x1 Soft panels until the end of March. Contact Litepanels for more informtion.
Dual battery bracket
While Gemini has always been able to operate at 100% power when on battery operation, the only previous mobile power option was a heavy, free-standing cine battery resting on the floor. The new dual battery bracket changes the equation by enabling users to power a Gemini panel by mounting two industry-standard 14.4V broadcast camera batteries directly to the light's yoke or stand.
The Gemini dual battery bracket is available in either a Gold Mount or V-Mount version, each supporting two batteries in sizes ranging from 90 to 190 watt-hours, including Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT onboard cinema and broadcast batteries. The new bracket has been specifically designed to regulate power output to ensure maximum battery life and maintain peak performance for the Gemini 2x1, and it includes a connecting cable. The dual battery bracket is currently available at an MSRP of $420, £300 or €375.
Floor stand kit
The new floor stand kit for Gemini 2x1 is ideal in any broadcast, ENG or EFP location setting where floor mounting is desired — to light up a wall, for example. The stand is a low-profile, convenient and sturdy way to position and/or mount the Gemini on the floor or to any other flat surface. The floor mounting kit includes all hardware necessary to connect the Gemini 2x1 Soft panel to the supports. It is currently available at an MSRP of $450, £330 or €400.
Lightweight carry case
In addition, Litepanels is now offering a soft-sided, lightweight carry case for easy transport and storage of a single Gemini 2x1 Soft panel (Litepanels also offers a rugged road case for shipping the light as freight or baggage). The new carry case includes a durable zippered closure, an accessory bag and a shoulder strap. The soft-sided carry case is available for $365, £270 or €325.
More information on the Gemini 2X1 Soft panel — along with all of these new accessories — can be found at www.litepanels.com