KINO PARABEAM 400 KIT
The ParaBeam 410 and 210 studio fixtures display about the same amount of soft light as a 2,000 Watt and 1,000 Watt tungsten light, respectively. But ParaBeams only use 1/4th as much power! Both studio lights take Kino Flo True Match¦ high color rendering lamps (CR I95).
The soft beam actually can be focused for a wide variety of set lighting looks, from lighting four people across a news desk to spotting down to a single subject. Some of the ParaBeam's details are:
• Onboard/remote DMX dimming.
• Lamp/Select switching (410 fixture only).
• Parabolic intensifying reflector.
• Gel Frame.
• Focusing Louver.
• True Match¦ daylight, tungsten.
Available in Center Mount, Yoke Mount and Pole-Op.
The ParaBeam has distinct advantages over conventional quartz softlights.
Low amperage draw, energy savings.
• Long lamp life, low lamp replacements, low maintenance labor.
• Low operating temperature.
• Low air-conditioning costs.
• More efficient heat management design for stable color temperature.
• Full spectrum (CRI 95) lamps available in 3200K and 5500K.
• Kino Flo lamps also available in 420nm blue and 550nm green for blue and green screen applications.
• High color rendering True Match lamps work well alongside conventional quartz lights or HMI's.
• DMX control for stable color temperature and light level control.
• Color gels do not burn out or fade due to lower heat of fixture.
• Center mount for horizontal and vertical axes rotation, Yoke Mount and Pole Operation.
• Quick ballast maintenance.
• Honeycomb louvers 90°, 60° and 45° reduce the need for barndoors.
• Slender design for a less crowded lighting grid.
The ParaBeam is a directional softlight ideally suited for today's rigorous demands for high quality, color-correct, cool lighting for HD television. With the introduction of HD broadcasts, it has become highly evident that the quality of light is more critical than ever. Every imperfection and detail of camera talent is now up for scrutiny. Traditional hard light can exaggerate those textural details. Soft light can subdue those same textures and render a more cosmetic appearance.
The ParaBeams afford lighting designers the necessary light control required for a studio environment. The lamps are dimmable from 100% to 5% as well as switchable (turning on/off two lamps at a time) from a lighting board through DMX. The instrument can be tilted and panned as well as rotated to take full advantage of the lateral beam. Varying degrees of louvers (90°, 60°, 45°) reduce the needfor barndoors and help create a soft edge. The sleek profile is well suited for a studio environment. The parabolic reflector design eliminates the necessity of adding intensifiers. In small studios a narrow design also allows other fixtures to operate within close proximity. The fixture is not encumbered with long barndoors or intensifiers. The selection of the appropriate louver 90°, 60° or 45° is more efficient than barndoors.
Intensifiers are necessary in fixture designs that have inefficient reflectors and where lamps are too closely spaced.