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The Only TRUE ND

By | 2018-06-29T19:28:58+00:00 June 29th, 2018|TRUE ND|

A recognised flaw of digital cinema cameras continues to be their susceptibility to infrared pollution, making the importance of using high-quality IR ND filters greater than ever. At a basic level, all ND filters do the same job. Placed in front of the lens, ND filters reduce light transmittance, allowing an operator to freely set iris and shutter speed without [...]

Gaffers, Take Control

By | 2018-06-01T15:24:23+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Gaffers Control|

Introducing Gaffers Control, the programmable & portable wireless DMX lighting control desk. Built into a Peli-style carry case, Gaffers Control is ready-to-deploy on set immediately and packs away in an instant. Using the common LumenRadio protocol, Gaffers Control is universally compatible with all lights - those with LumenRadio receivers built-in and others using wireless DMX receivers, such as [...]

Flex with Fomex

By | 2018-05-24T10:59:57+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Fomex|

Just another LED light fixture? Not with the Flexible LED by Fomex... Deciding on a light fixture to purchase in 2018 is a daunting task, particularly for solo lighting camera operators & independent production companies. With the sheer range of technologies and brands on the market, how exactly do you choose? First impressions are everything - and Flexible LED [...]

BB&S Lighting | Feel The Force 7

By | 2018-03-26T15:39:53+00:00 March 26th, 2018|BB&S Lighting, News|

Force 7 - the coolest, quietest and most-powerful ellipsoidal LED light engine. Designed and built in Denmark by BB&S Lighting, Force 7 sets the standard for ellipsoidal light engines, widely suitable for studio-based broadcast, film, gobo projection, flagship showrooms, concert venue & theatre stage lighting. Combining single source LED technology and a high-grade optical condenser, Force 7 delivers a clean [...]

Cinelex | 64 Pages of Evolution

By | 2018-02-08T18:24:51+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Cinelex, News|

DESK-TX8 - the widely-acclaimed portable wireless DMX control desk - has evolved. Introducing Pages - an all-new operating mode. In Standard mode, DESK-TX8 can be set to 512 unique DMX addresses - with a maximum of 8 active channels. In Pages mode, every-single address can be assigned as an active channel. Each Page represents 8 channels, with [...]

New Year, New Home for Octica

By | 2018-01-02T18:56:31+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|News|

A new year is often seen as an opportunity for a fresh start. Thanks to the help of our little elves over the festive period, we’re delighted to be opening up for 2018 in our new, larger premises. The move signifies an exciting milestone for Octica, providing us with grounding to expand into 2018 and [...]

Purify Lighting with Remote Phosphor from BB&S

By | 2018-01-02T08:46:01+00:00 December 11th, 2017|BB&S Lighting, News|

The popularity of LED-based fixtures has grown enormously in a short period – owing to its ‘bang for buck’ in terms of quality versus investment. However, it is never truer that “you get what you pay for” when buying equipment for professional use. After all, all it takes is one faux pas and the client [...]

Fiilex – Next-Generation LED

By | 2018-01-02T08:53:55+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Fiilex, News|

American lighting brand Fiilex incorporate their revered Dense Matrix LED technology across the product range, packing dozens of custom-manufactured light emitting diodes beneath a single glass optic. This compact placement of LEDs creates a powerful array that is no bigger than a coin and produces an intense specular light. Designed in California, Fiilex lights offer [...]

What Makes a Professional Light?

By | 2018-01-02T09:00:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|VELVET Light|

At IBC last month, it was eye-opening how many lighting manufacturers were exhibiting – not least because of their bright booths! This influx of new manufacturers, each attempting to muscle in on the established brands, has the potential to distort user perception of what professional equipment really is. With more selection available than ever before, [...]

Cinelex: The Future of Wireless DMX

By | 2017-09-17T05:05:34+00:00 September 17th, 2017|News|

Wireless lighting control in the film & television production industry has for a long time been fraught and complex. The majority of existing systems use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology along with a companion smartphone or tablet application. Sure, they may have fancy user interfaces and gimmicks that might rouse an owner-operator, but in the world [...]