by Olaf von Voss | 16th September 2016
Cineroid has just announced a new LED panel to their lineup. The FL400S is not only flexible but also waterproof, bi-color and dimmable as well. Plus, you can fold it in your bag, so it won’t get in the way when you’re on the go. The Cineroid FL400S LED Cineroid’s Soongi Jang made some time to show us their latest addition to their LED lineup. The FL400S is quite an interesting LED lighting solution. It’s literally super flexible, as you can roll it up completely while maintaining a very bright output. And in case you might need it, it’s also waterproof. It’s not designed for underwater work, but you can operate the panel itself underwater or in the rain as long as the control box and the power source are kept safe and dry. flexible and leightweight – the Cineroid FL400S It’s easy to mount anywhere since it is very lightweight (160 g / 0.35 lbs), has a reasonable size of 250mm x 250mm (10″ x 10″) and, most importantly, it’s equipped with velcro mounts on the back so you can stick it to anything you’ve prepared with some strips of velcro beforehand. Although very compact in size and weight, it’s still very powerful with an output of 2100 lux. With the attached control box you are able to control the brightness and the color temprature (2700° K – 6500° K range) as well as being able to lock the control box. That way you can prevent yourself from accidentally changing any values. As an extra option, you can buy a DMX box in order to control the FL400S via an DMX connection. Specifications, Pricing and Availability As a recap here are all the specifications of the FL400S LED seize: 250mm x 250mm (10″ x 10″) weight of the LED: 160g (0.35 lbs) weight of the control box: 165g (0.5 lbs) light output: 2100 lux @ 94 CRI power consumption: 65W Everything from the LED panel itself, the control box, a soft box, X-bracket for mounting, an AC power adapter and also a bag are all included out of the box. It’s price is $539 and is available as of now. There’s also a kit of three lights too, which is $1,598.Read more
by Adam Plowden | 24th August 2016
The Cinemartin VENUS is a recently announced high-brightness slimline monitor that provides a professional solution at a competitive price. For a limited time only, it is available with a very attractive rebate offer. Rated at 1000 NIT, the VENUS‘s high brightness makes monitoring and focusing easier when shooting in sunlight, or in situations that present a wide dynamic range. 10-Bit processing allows for more colour information to be displayed too, with up to 1.07 billion colours. This is achieved by FRC (8+2 Bit) ‘that produces an effect to see cleaner, natural, and a greater range of colours’. The monitor is slimline, with an average depth of only 11mm that makes it thinner and lighter than the Atomos Ninja Flame and the SmallHD 702 Bright. Its aluminium chassis makes for a small and light monitoring package that can be used with many cameras via HDMI. The downside to this monitor would be, as noted by the manufacturer: the Cinemartin VENUS is designed to be slim, durable and affordable, choosing to leave out advanced features such as peaking, waveform, vectorscopes, overlays for framing or LUT support. You would have to look at around the $1000.00 price mark for these features. The controls are accessed via buttons on the rear of the monitor rather than through a touchscreen. The reason is that touchscreen functionality would decrease the monitors brightness by 2 stops. On release, the price is certainly very affordable for a high brightness monitor in comparison to other higher-priced products, such as from SmallHD or Atomos. Whether the quality holds up to the other products available, I’m not sure yet. After using Lilliput monitors for a while, I made the switch to Atomos when seeing the visual quality improvement that they offered. The package includes free shipping, 2 battery plates and software for ProRes and HEVC H.265 encoding (valued at €199.00), with a price tag of only $795.00 (€695.00). As part of a limited offer, if you purchase a monitor and send back a video review, Cinemartin will refund $200.00, making the purchase cost $595.00 (€495.00) in the end. Cinemartin VENUS – Specs: Luminance from 700 to 1000 NIT. Bit Depth: 10 Bit (8+2 FRC). True 1920×1080 resolution. 7 inch screen size. Runs on Sony NP batteries. HDMI input. UI features – brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, flip, stretch (16:9 to 4:3), colour temperature. Power rated at 9W. Includes software for ProRes and HEVC H.265 encoding (valued at €199.00), and two battery plates. Are you looking for a high brightness monitor? Could the Cinemartin VENUS be it? Let us know in the comments.Read more
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