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New Sola 4™ Traveler Kit Jumping aboard the Coach Trip L S itepanels has announced the release of its new Sola 4™ Traveler Kit. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of shooters and productions on the go, the Sola 4™ Traveler Kit includes three Sola 4™ LED Fresnel fixtures in a rugged, ergonomically designed, trolley-style hard case. Customized for safe and easy transport from location to location, the Sola 4™ Traveler Kit weighs only 65 pounds (29.5 kilograms). The three fixtures included in the kit can be easily deployed for a traditional 3-light set-up, and the kit’s custom foam insert is expandable to allow for the addition of a classic Litepanels 1x1. ony has revealed that its versatile PMW-300 camcorder was chosen for the current series of 12 Yard Productions hit show Coach Trip for Channel 4. Having proved popular since entering the European market in Autumn 2013, two of the camcorders joined Sony’s industry-leading PDW-F800 camera on the show, along with other XDCAM tools, completing the move into a full XDCAM HD422 workflow for filming. Having provided all of the acquisition tools for several consecutive series of Coach Trip, camera rental company HotCam purchased two PMW-300s through broadcast and professional solutions provider CVP. The cameras were used for Portable Single Camera work, proving to be essential flexible tools when shooting in numerous locations. Equipped with 1/2-type Exmor Full-HD 3CMOS sensors, the PMW-300 was capable of delivering rich, detailed images, in both bright and low-light conditions. The ability to record 50Mbps HD material in MPEG HD422 was also a crucial factor in choosing the camera, as this ensured that European Broadcast Union (EBU) standards for long-form programming were met across the production. Litepanels’ Sola 4™ is the smallest DMX controllable LED Fresnel on the market. The daylight-balanced LED offers the controllability and light-shaping properties inherent in a Fresnel light at a fraction of the power draw of conventional fixtures. Offering an output comparable to a 125W HMI, the Sola 4™ fixtures can be powered with AC power cables or from professional camera batteries with an optional battery plate and cable. TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 87 MARCH 2014 | 9