“New Kezia 200-watt LED fresnels from Gekko. Output comparable to a 1K. Can be dialed to any color, including 3200K and 5600K.”
All photo credit: DW Leitner
The final day of NAB 2010 finds D.W. Leitner in a rush–the floor closes early on Thursday, while dozens of companies and products threaten to remain undiscovered.
The first podcast discusses the introduction of the first practical (read affordable) OLEDs; Sony, a leader in OLED displays, demonstrates how the technology wins over CRTs and LCDs; Gekko’s LED Fresnel allows you to tune to the color you want; lensed lights such as Fresnels give DPs the chance to relearn the art of lighting; another lighting innovation–active diffusion from Zylight. Total running time is about 10 minutes
“From Zylight, LCD-based “active diffusion” equal to half 216. Now you see it…”
“Now you don’t!”
The second podcast posits a new era for production lighting as LED-based lamps and solid-state diffusion combine with low-light capable HDSLRs like the Canon 1D Mark IV; plastic Fresnel lenses from 5600k; we’re entering a golden age for lighting; a new wave of Leica PL-mount lenses. Podcast runs a little over 10 minutes.
This last podcast confirms that the Avatar effect makes 3D the theme at NAB 2010; Panasonic steals the thunder from everyone else with its $21,000 3D camcorder; four different working groups at SMPTE attempt to standardize 3D; early days of 3D parallels the long march of HD development; will 3D first succeed on cell phones? Runs about 7 ½ minutes.
“Canon EOS 7D with PL-mount modification from Band Pro. Includes one-year warranty, a first for mods of HDSLRs.”
“Band Pro’s modification includes solid steel mount bolted to camera body.”
“Business end of a Leica T 1.4, 21mm prime, removed from modified Canon EOS 7D. At NAB, Band Pro introduced a new family of ten compact PL-mount lenses from Leica, each exactly the same size. Matched gear rings make for easier swapping.”