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“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 Celebro Studio! 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 TV-BAY095NOV14.indd 73 06/11/2014 13:07