InCinematographer - Issue 3 - 10
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'Beast of a Light' - ARRI
Boosts SkyPanel Output
ARRI has packed more power and more powerful features into its new S360-C SkyPanel soft light...
he ARRI SkyPanel has always been known for its
tremendous output and large light aperture. The
new S360-C has expanded ARRI's LED soft light range
with the largest and brightest SkyPanel to date. Not
only is the S360-C powerful, but it is packed full of
exciting features, making it one of the most versatile
LED fixtures on the market. These features include
full color control, lighting effects on a huge aperture,
wireless DMX built in, a unique carbon fiber yoke, and
much more. The S360-C is truly a beast of a light.
Soft lights are all about size - the larger the
aperture the better. With the S360-C, size has not
been compromised. The surface area of the S360-C
is over 5.8 times larger than the S60 and produces
beautiful soft light in a wide 105 degree beam angle.
The light wraps around large objects and throws
much farther than the smaller SkyPanels.
At over 120,000 lumens, the S360-C is one of the
brightest LED soft lights on the market. Compared
to the S60-C, the S360-C is more than four times
brighter and maintains excellent color quality and
tuneability. Consuming only 1,500 watts, the S360-C
is twice as bright as a 4,000-watt tungsten soft light
and over three times as bright as a 12,000-watt
tungsten space light. Achieving an energy efficacy of
over 80 lumens per watt, the S360-C is also one of
the most eco-friendly LED soft lights available, while
also being one of the brightest.
SkyPanel has always had a multitude of ways to
control the light output: DMX, RDM, Art-Net, sACN,
5-Pin XLR, and Ethernet. The S360-C adds another
important communication method, and this one does
not involve any wires: Wireless DMX by LumenRadio.
Built into every S360-C, the CRMX chip allows for
DMX and RDM communication without the hassle of
cables and data distribution equipment. Simply link
a compatible LumenRadio transmitter to the S360-C
and you're good to go. Using the five-pin DMX output
on the S360-C also allows for daisy-chaining other
non-wireless SkyPanels to the DMX network.
SkyPanel is one of the only LED soft lights to allow
for the changing of diffusion panels in front of the
LEDs. This feature is also offered with the S360-C.
The diffusion panels are exchangeable and come in
Lite, Standard, Heavy, and Intensifier. The Intensifier
increases S360's brightness by 50%, enabling the
light to be thrown even farther.
As with all ARRI LED lampheads, the S360-C is
fully tuneable. Easily adjust the CCT from 2,800K to
10,000K with plus/minus green control and access
the full color gamut with hue and saturation, RGBW
mixing, digital gels, source matching, or CIE x, y
coordinates. Achieving over 85% of the colors within
the Rec 2020 color space, it is now easy to create the
look and color you want, right on set.