Litepanels and Anton Bauer - BSC Expo preview
GTC sponsors Litepanels
and Anton Bauer
(part of The Vitec Group
) will both have a presence on The Vitec Group's stand at this year's BSC Expo on 1 and 2 February at Battersea Evolution, London.
Litepanels — BSC Expo prize draw
To ring in the New Year alongside the BSC Expo, Litepanels will raffle off a professional lighting kit to one lucky winner. The prize includes:
- one Gemini 2x1 soft panel
- one Astra 6x Bi-Colour
- one Sola 4+ Daylight Fresnel
Online entry is free and takes only a few moments to complete.
New Litepanels dual-battery bracket for Gemini 2x1 soft panel
Making its official debut at the BSC Expo will be the all-new dual-battery bracket, which enables users to power a Gemini panel with two industry-standard 14.4V broadcast camera batteries mounted directly to the yoke or light stand. With its extremely lightweight and on-board, ballast-free power supply, Gemini has always been easy to transport and rig at on-location shoots. Now it's even more practical in situations where portable power is preferred over mains power, including a broad range of ENG and ENP applications. A real bonus is that Gemini can operate at up to 100 percent intensity running from mains and battery power alike.
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 bracket has been specifically designed to regulate power output to ensure maximum battery life and maintain peak performance for the Gemini LED and includes a connecting cable.
Litepanels Gemini 2x1 soft panel
The accurate and versatile Gemini 2x1 soft panel can be set up in an instant to produce true, flicker-free, full-spectrum white light for any frame rate, shutter angle or intensity, offering an ideal lighting solution for live broadcasts.
Rendering exceptional colour, Gemini enables lighting professionals to "go bold" by lighting with any colour in the 360-degree colour spectrum. The light's most recent firmware update includes new special effects, new gel modes and advanced fan operation. An all-new lighting effects mode offers dynamic effects ranging from emergency lights, lightning, fire to pulsing, square and strobe. Gemini eliminates the need for colour correction by offering full-spectrum white light that's perfect for lighting public speakers and on-air talent.
The versatile Gemini's lightweight design allows the light to be rigged virtually anywhere, requiring less cabling because the power supply is built-in. The production-friendly soft panel can also deliver full-intensity, mobile-powered operation under battery only — an ideal complement to any of the Anton/Bauer battery lines..
Anton/Bauer Dionic XT battery series
Available in both V-Mount and Gold Mount, the high-performing and compact Dionic XT is a 14V Li-ion battery capable of delivering up to 12A of continuous power. This highly dependable, long-lasting battery line is available in two models — the Dionic XT90 and the Dionic XT150 — and features ultra-high-strength ABS and rubber construction. This cushions and protects the battery and ensures industry-standard performance even in the most demanding conditions, including extreme heat, humidity, and cold. Dionic XT's superior cell technology is engineered for maximum cycle life, enabling the battery to be recharged many more times than competing batteries for superior ROI and the lowest management overhead.
Dionic XT batteries not only work with Anton/Bauer's complete line of battery-charging systems but also are cross-compatible with competing brands' charging systems and offer superior performance for powering accessories such as portable LED lighting.
A word from Dave Dougall, Vice President of Sales, EMEA and Asia Pacific — The Vitec Group
"As a BSC patron, Litepanels is pleased to be showcasing our award-winning lighting kits to attendees of the BSC Expo, alongside our highly-regarded sister brands OConnor and Anton/Bauer. The Expo is an important industry event for those in film and television, providing gaffers, cinematographers, producers, and more with a great opportunity to demo all of the latest gear and learn new production techniques. Our award-winning Gemini was developed thanks to the valuable feedback from world-leading DoPs — many of whom are part of the BSC — and we are proud to support BSC members whenever possible in their quest to create and capture exceptional content."