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ACQUISITION Peter Daffarn Managing Director, Photon Beard. Highlighting YouTube Space Video, by definition, requires space & light. YouTube parent company Google’s new London HQ in Pancras Square at King’s Cross is certainly the right space. In fact, it’s so right they’ve called it YouTube Space London, a 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility for collaboration, learning and production. The facility includes three studios that YouTube partners from the YouTube creator community throughout London and Europe can now use to generate content. In fact, YouTube Space London is offering “Short Shoots”, which are one-day productions available to any YouTube creator whose channel has more than 10,000 subscribers. A short shoot production gets free access to one of the studios. YouTube Space London includes a 500 sq ft green screen stage, plus two larger studios measuring 800 and 1,200 sq ft respectively and include a mix of 90W, 180W, 270W and 360W versions of Photon Beard Highlight LED remote phosphor lights, which augment existing lighting already owned by YouTube Space London. The smaller, 90W versions are installed in the green screen space and 360W models in the large studios. Apart from being state-of-the-art from top to bottom, what makes this installation so significant is that it marks the world’s first application of the Highlight LEDs, which use a new, Photon Beard-designed approach to remote phosphor technology. LED remote phosphor technology is a good solution for producing light that is suitable quality for image capture, but there are some subtle differences between television and film lighting that other remote phosphor devices do not address. Most other devices 56 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 118 OCTOBER 2016