ARRI, Kino Flo, K5600 & Litepanels: Which lights do you need?

 

Capturing incredible shots requires more than a great camera. Good lighting not only adds depth and dimension to your shots, it can make a film look like a million bucks. If you’re looking for a lighting package for rent in Miami, where do you start?
Light Sources
They come in all shapes, sizes and properties and, depending on your needs and budget, can include LED, tungsten, fluorescent, and HMIs. Use them with picks, gels, and stands to get the right highlighting, colors, and angles your shots call for.

Each fixture, bulb, lens, a …

NAB 2015 Impressions: ARRI S60/S30 Skypanel LED

The ARRI S60 and S30 Skypanel lighting system. This LED based product has the same sort of hue and saturation tuning that made their L7C LED Fresnel popular. And you get ARRI’s legendary brand of functionality, versatility, and durability to boot.

A variety of front panel inserts allow you to shape the beam to suit the needs of your environment.  Both the larger S60 Skypanel and the smaller S30 can be powered by a block battery, making it an excellent soft light source for the mobile shooter. Additionally, the Skypanels are fully DMX controll …

IDX Wevi Cam Wave Wireless HD-Video Transmission System

The IDX Wevi Cam Wave CW-5HD Video Transmission System offers a versatile solution for video playback on mobile and remote shoots.  With an integrated V-Mount, the lightweight Wevi transmitter mounts directly to the camera and accepts Anton Bauer batteries.  Automatically differentiating between HD-SDI and SD-SDI signals, the Wevi Wireless Video System is capable of transmitting a standard definition or high definition signal up to 150 feet.  Employing 2-channel embedded audio, the Wevi High Definition System also ensures audio/video synchro …

The New ARRI ALEXA

ARRI’s newest digital camera, the ALEXA, is set to roll out this summer on a limited run.  Featured prominently at this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas, the ARRI ALEXA is already being touted as the next evolution in digital cinema.

Utilizing their experience as industry leaders in film camera production, ARRI’s latest effort aims at maintaining this reputation on the digital front.  With an ARRI-made Super 35 format sensor, the ALEXA can shoot 1080P direct to the camera.

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The ARRI M18 HMI

ARRI introduced its new ARRI M18, an 1800W SE HMI, at last year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas.  Having become available this past summer, the M18 has proven itself as a versatile and efficient lighting system.  With an average lamp life of 750 hours and a tagline as “the brightest HMI you can plug into the wall,” the M18 combines convenience with dependability.

The M18 combines elements of PAR and Fresnel optics to spread an even beam of “TrueBlue” light that is adjustable from 20-60 degrees.  This lens-less system provides an i …