Vitec Group’s equipment complete filmmakers’ shooting essentials
Litepanels, a division of The Vitec Group, will be presenting Gemini, a 2×1 soft panel. Equipped with a new firmware upgrade, Gemini provides a variety of cinematic effects such as emergency lights, fire, TV and hue bursts that are customisable and can be saved in pre-sets.
According to Litepanels, Gemini eliminates the need for colour correction by offering full-spectrum white light that is ideal for lighting talent and rendering colour. Lighting professionals, the company added, can “go bold” by lighting with any colour in the 360° colour wheel and popular gels within Gemini’s colour modes.
The soft panel is integrated with the Anton/Bauer Cine VCLX battery, and allows users to operate every function of Gemini with its intuitive on-board controls and user interface with multiple control options.
Alongside Gemini, Litepanels will also be displaying the Astra family of LED panels. The new Astra 3X and 6X — available in both daylight or bi-colour models — feature a 50% increase in output, making them three and six times brighter than the original Astra. The Astra Soft Bi-Colour provides diffused lighting for “soft, wraparound” light quality; and the Astra Bi-Focus is the newest addition to the Astra family, giving users the ability to adjust from a 48° flood to a 15° concentration of light with the turn of a dial.
Apart from lightings, Vitec Group’s Sachtler and Vinten will be showcasing flowtech technology with the flowtech 75 tripod, which is compatible with all major 75mm fluid heads. flowtech offers a set of two-stage legs with a mid-level spreader, rubber feet and a payload capacity of 20kg. The quick-release brakes enable legs to be deployed simultaneously and adjusted automatically to the ground’s surface, saving operators from bending over and manually adjusting multiple brakes on each leg.
To find out more, visit The Vitec Group at booth 6J2-08.