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Manfrotto has released its new Spectra 1x1 panels aimed at professional videographers. These versatile LED units provide a soft light with high colour rendition (CRI>90); thereby all colours are reproduced accurately, with no tone shift towards green. A knob on the back panel of the Manfrotto Spectra 1x1 LED panel allows users to regulate the light output level from 0 to 100%. The sister model Spectra 1x1 FT additionally enables videographers to toggle between cold white (5600°K) and warm white (3200°K) colour temperature settings. The Spectra 1x1S and Spectra 1x1F panels are daylight-balanced fixtures, emitting light respectively with a narrow and wide beam angle. The LED lights mount easily on light stands through a removable yoke with a standard 5/8” attachment and are compatible with all Manfrotto Baby Light stands. The Manfrotto Spectra 1X1 panels are available from £719.95 SRP.
Manfrotto Press Release
MANFROTTO LAUNCHES THE NEW SPECTRA 1X1 PANELS
London, 1st March 2014 – Manfrotto, the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment, launches the new Spectra 1x1 panels thus completing its range of already available LED fixtures.
Spectra 1x1 panels have been specifically thought for professional videographers, shooting on location or studio. These extremely versatile LED units, provide a soft light with high color rendition (CRI>90); thereby all colors are reproduced accurately, with no tone shift towards green.
It is always possible to regulate the light output level from 0 to 100% through a knob situated on the back of the device, with no noticeable color shift. In addition, the model Spectra 1x1 FT is provided with the possibility to change the color temperature between cold white (5600°K) and warm white (3200°K).
Spectra 1x1S and Spectra 1x1F panels are daylight-balanced fixtures, emitting light respectively with a narrow and wide beam angle; while the former could be used to focus the light on the subject, the latter can illuminate a larger area. In this way, professionals can choose the Spectra model that better fits to their needs.
Spectra 1x1 is a perfect production light thanks to its silent and heat-free operation. The accurate thermal and electrical design guarantees no flickering at any shutter speed or frame rate or dimming level.
Spectra 1x1 is specifically designed to be up-and-running in a few seconds: thanks to its ultra slim form factor (35x35x35cm LxHxW) and lightweight construction (1,36 Kg) it’s extremely easy to carry around and it is useful for a great variety of situations.
The LED lights mounts easily on light stands through a removable yoke with a standard 5/8” attachment and are compatible with all Manfrotto Baby Light stands.
Spectra 1x1 can be powered by an external 100-240V AC adapter (already included in the packaging) which supplies m24VDC to the unit. The LED panels can also be operated by means of professional camera batteries in V-Lock or AB Gold Mount fittings (14-28VDC), via an optional adapter for long lasting portable power. Thanks to the newest technology, the system provides the equivalent of 500W tungsten (or 200W HMI), and it dissipates just 40W@24V.
Professional videographers and photographers who will experience the new Manfrotto’s Spectra 1x1 panels will realise that the quality of their productions has never been so perfect. Being able to ensure a continuous artificial lighting with a constant high color rendition, this new accessory, will help them discover a new way to portray and interpret the surrounding reality.
Available from the 1st March 2014 and priced from £719.95 SRP.
For more information, visit http://www.manfrotto.co.uk