LOS ANGELES — April 3, 2019 — Building on the success of Litepanels’ award-winning Gemini 2×1 Soft LED Panel, the company today announced the eagerly anticipated Gemini 1×1 Soft — an all-in-one, cine-quality LED light that is easy to transport and quick to rig in the studio or on location. Gemini 1×1 Soft offers the highly accurate full-spectrum white light associated with all Litepanels fixtures and — as a full RGBWW light — delivers every color in the 360-degree color wheel and plus/minus green adjustment all in a single, lightweight, and easy-to-control fixture.
Just like its 2×1 predecessor, Gemini 1×1 Soft is truly groundbreaking. Never before have so many robust, high-end cinematic features been packed into a compact, 1×1 form factor. Weighing in at just 11.7 pounds (5.31 kilograms), and with a maximum draw of just 200W, Gemini 1×1 Soft is the industry’s most agile light for on-the-go filmmakers. The compact power supply means that Gemini is fast and easy to rig with fewer cables and users can instantly switch the light from AC power to battery power — using V-Mount, Gold Mount, or XLR output batteries — and still retain similar lighting intensity.
“Until now, to achieve all of these features meant using a much heavier and more expensive fixture” said Byron Brown, product manager, Litepanels. “With Gemini 1×1 Soft, we have levelled the playing field. Now independent filmmakers, on-location shooters, and smaller studio productions have access to the high-end features previously reserved for studios and productions with big budgets.”
Gemini 1×1 Soft builds on a foundation of daylight-to-tungsten light, providing accurate white light together with flexible and precise color adjustment. These features make Gemini 1×1 Soft ideal for lighting talent and rendering skin tones, giving users the ability to match a broad range of ambient lighting conditions quickly and easily. Users have total control through four lighting modes: CCT Mode for true daylight and tungsten with fine tuning; HSI Mode to create any color in the 360-degree spectrum; Gel Mode to dial up many popular gels in seconds; and Effects Mode for a dazzling array of creative lighting effects.
Gemini 1×1 Soft is ready to go right out of the box, with no assembly required. In addition to its easy-to-reach onboard controls, the LED offers a broad range of control options — including DMX, wireless DMX, and Bluetooth — for easy integration into an existing lighting setup. It sets new standards for its consistently flicker-free performance at any frame rate, shutter angle, or intensity. The LED provides ultra-smooth dimming from 100 percent to 0.1 percent with no flicker and without losing color consistency — a critical factor for most television productions.
Gemini 1×1 Soft is available now and will be on display for the first time at the 2019 NAB Show in the Vitec Group booth, C5725. The light is priced from $2,650, £1,950, €2,290, and ¥290,000. More information about Gemini 1×1 Soft can be found on the newly redesigned Litepanels website: www.litepanels.com.
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Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, was founded in 2001 by five professional gaffers and engineers who saw the future and pioneered LED lighting for motion pictures, television, and the audio-visual industry. Their Emmy® award-winning technology has now been used on thousands of productions worldwide and is trusted by the world’s leading broadcast organizations. Litepanels continues to expand its suite of flicker-free, color-accurate, fully dimmable soft lights that talent and lighting directors admire. These environmentally friendly panels can pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting. More information can be found at Litepanels.com.
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