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Alex Theakston From Source Distribution talks us
through audio for DSLR
BroadcastShow streams live from
new UK Solutions
From Red Head to LED Head
T he red head has been the mainstay for lighting interviews. Three
units can easily pack into a shoulder bag, allowing high quality multi-
point lighting to be set up quickly in any location. With dimmers, cost-
effective filters, soft boxes and reflectors, crews have enjoyed complete
control and great results from portable red head lights for decades.
Despite concerns over heat and power requirements, traditional red
heads have remained highly popular, with newer lighting technologies
struggling to truly replace tungsten, with its bright output and excellent
colour characteristics. Now, Ianiro delivers a real alternative, with the
launch of the 7000 Varibeam LED series.
Critically, Varibeam Led provides an excellent light source, with a CQS*
measuring 91. Nick Allen-Miles, MD of Ianiro International remarked:
The Ianiro tungsten red head is famous: the range goes back to the
1960’s so we were not willing to tarnish the reputation of the company
by releasing immature LED technology. With the Varibeam LED, theres
no compromise whatsoever; the photometrics are quite outstanding.
The light output is phenomenal delivering up-to 1388 lux at 2 metres
while the dimmer operates with virtually no colour shift at all.
These new units deliver the distinctive compact design and traditional
light weight build, as well as all the usual benefits of red head lights.
They also embrace energy saving, thanks to a high-efficiency, exclusive
long-life LED array and a special heatsink, customized by Ianiro to
exploit the limited space inside the casing. The units incorporate an
extra-pure, uniformly calibrated aluminium mirror, tailored for use with
LEDs. Ianiros attention to details means that the lights performance is
indistinguishable from a tungsten unit.
The LED is not just more comfortable for the talent under the light but
is easier for the crew to use: it’s cooler, more economical and more
durable. With standard AC and 12v DC units available, we can also give
producers more flexibility than ever. Said Allen-Miles.
* For more information on the CQS - colour quality scale - please visit
roadcastShow took the opportunity of
Panasonic System Communications
Company Europe (PSCEU) launching its
new Solutions Centre to set up a studio
to stream the live monthly show. The new
Solutions Centre is a purpose built facility
that has been created to offer visitors the
opportunity to see and experience the
many different solutions that PSCEU has
The Centre features solutions for a range
of specialist market requirements including
logistics, transportation, retail and banking
and each solution is composed of a range
of technologies from each PSCEU division;
Computer Product Solutions, Professional
Camera Solutions, Communication
Solutions and Visual System Solutions.
During the live one hour show the guests
included Alex Theakston from Source
Distribution discussing audio for DSLR’s,
Adam Pierce from Sound Network with
some sound advice on microphones and
finally Nigel Wilkes from Panasonic with
a preview of the new AJ-PX5000 and a
tour around the Centre. Jennie Evans from
Manor Marketing and Polecam’s Steffan
Hewitt contributed with live news reports
from Broadcast Asia in Singapore.
You can watch the recorded version of
the show here…. www.youtube.com/
watch?v=NlKrzBv6KNo For further information on the PSCEU
Solutions Centre visit business.panasonic.
co.uk/panasonic-centre 10 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013