To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
“We purchased the ANOVA Bi Colour units for our BBC
English language Drama that is broadcast to 47 countries.
As we experienced a lot of mixed lighting, the ANOVAs
were ideal and due to the nature of the show we needed
equipment that would speed up work flow as we didn’t
have a great deal of time to film with a fast turn around
between scenes. We were using a lot of HMI’s on a
ballast, which is just too much in a studio of a particular
size, you tend to get noise from the ballasts as well. Using
the Anova’s made a huge difference and was the ideal
replacement, cool to run, gives a beautiful kick in the eyes
and are quiet!” Wesley said.
The Bi Colour ANOVA units can be electronically (either
locally, wirelessly or through DMX) set to accurately
reproduce any colour of white light from candlelight through
to full daylight in 10 degree Kelvin steps 3150K – 6300K
maintaining perfect colour temperature across the whole
dimming range, which makes colour correction a very
simple task when matching to ambient light, ideal for the
The Production Gallery is enabled for both HD and 4k
mixing and can provide live programming for virtually
any output, boasting bi-directional HD TV link to the BT
tower and fibre optic IP networking! Not only is the studio
networked but so are the ANOVA’s, utilising the built in
WiFi Control with the award winning Rotolight Magic Eye
iPhone/ iPad app! Wesley said “I love the magic eye feature
in this space, as the light does change in the studio we can
easily change the colour temperature on the app It’s so
quick and simple”.
A lot is discussed about the quality of lighting, especially
LED’s - known for green spikes, missing reds and poor
colour rendition resulting in inaccurate skin tone results.
As a 4k studio Celebro’s requirements for high quality
lighting systems was paramount. The ANOVA series
has recently been put through its paces by former BBC
Research Engineer and colour science expert Alan Roberts,
developer of the Television Lighting Consistency Index
(TLCI) which is fast becoming the industry standard for
gauging the quality of broadcast lighting. The ANOVA
placed in the top category with a score of 86, and
according to the TLCI scale, a score of 85 or higher is
regarded as ideally suited for professional television/
broadcast use with “errors so small that a colourist would
not consider correcting them”.
Wesley Dodd is very excited about the potential the studio
has to become a key media facility in the heart of London
and expects at least five international channels from Russia,
Africa and the Middle East to launch in London over the
next year which will increase demand for space of this ilk.
Never before has our industry faced such challenges;
convergence, upscaling, new delivery platforms, mobile ,
online, broadcast, VOD. However, common fundamentals
are still based around the quality of content
production, and as 4k rolls out, the quality of lighting
becomes ever more important.
KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 95 NOVEMBER 2014 | 73