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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 [...]

Fiilex: A Fresh Outlook on LED

By | 2017-09-17T04:56:38+00:00 June 1st, 2017|News|

A growth in freelance owner-operators – fueled initially by the DSLR revolution – has seen the need for cost-effective lighting sources increase considerably. This shift, together with a raft of technological developments has seen LED become the primary lighting solution across the entire video production industry. For a long time, deploying LED fixtures meant a [...]

Octica Welcomes BB&S

By | 2017-06-30T11:27:05+00:00 January 1st, 2017|News|

BB&S & Octica Professional are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see Octica take over the exclusive distribution of BB&S products in the UK & Ireland from January 2017. The partnership will not just see Octica assume responsibility for all future sales of the BB&S product lines but also, reassuringly for existing users, [...]

Unleash Canon’s Low-Light Marvel

By | 2017-06-30T11:29:13+00:00 October 27th, 2016|News|

Canon’s ME20F-SH features a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, helping users shoot crisp & clean video in extreme low-light conditions. However, its box-like design makes anything except static operation unusually cumbersome. Japanese manufacturer Protech has a long history of improving camera ergonomics with their ST-7 shoulder mount adaptors. Recognising the camera’s unique potential for news & documentary [...]

VELVET: The Professional Choice

By | 2017-06-30T11:30:07+00:00 September 7th, 2016|News|

In recent years, the industry has adjusted to a seismic change in lighting technology, with lighting directors and gaffers becoming less reliant on HMI’s & fluorescent’s – instead embracing the benefits of LED. Barcelona-based TheLight redefined expectations for LED lighting with their innovative articulating panels, a trend which has continued with their popular VELVET range. [...]