October 2014


Litepanels’ ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color is an LED solution with four times the brightness of previous 1×1 solutions, as well as a tunable color temperature range of tungsten through daylight. Efficient in both spacing and power draw, the ASTRA 1×1 panel has low-profile dimensions of 17.7×16.3×5.3 inches and a weight of only 7 pounds. With 8880 lx output at 3 feet, the maximum power draw is only 110W with full dimming from 0-100%. The ASTRA has both active cooling with a field-replaceable fan and passive cooling for silent operation at half the output. An optional communications module adds DMX512 control over brightness, color temperature and mode. The studio solutions are built tough, with an aluminum I-beam core and a curved yoke design for hanging and mounting of a power supply including optional Gold Mount or V-Mount plates. Estimated Street Price: $1,350. Contact: Litepanels, www.litepanels.com.


Featuring updated versions of PluralEyes, Instant 4K, Denoiser II, BulletProof, Frames and LUT Buddy, Red Giant Software has enhanced their flagship line of video-editing and footage prep software tools to Shooter Suite 12.5. PluralEyes 3.5, the popular automated multi-track audio synchronization tool, has been improved with expanded media support, heightened accuracy and drift correction. Denoiser II is a new plug-in included for noise reduction, while Red Giant Frames can deinterlace older footage and convert it to 24p. Instant 4K includes speed optimization for the latest resolutions, and the LUT Buddy is provided for working with color grading. List Price: $399; $99 (upgrade). Contact: Red Giant Software, www.redgiantsoftware.com.


Including a filter holder, gel frame and four-leaf barndoor, the lightweight Gulliver LED light is a compact 40W unit available in both AC and DC versions for worldwide compatibility. Built on the classic design of halogen red heads and blondes, the Gulliver LED is compact, with an anti-corrosion aluminum internal heat sink. The light beam is optimized for uniform light spread with an output of 217 lx at 13 feet on the Gulliver Cool Film daylight-temperature model and 176 lx on the Gulliver Warm 3200K model. Stands and powering accessories are available. List Price: $820. Contact: Ianiro, www.ianiro.com.


Sony portable drives feature USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connectivity, and they come in capacities from 256 GB to 2 TB, with bigger capacities expected later this year. The drives are built for field use with rugged silicone covers and dust- and splash-resistant doors on the interface plugs. Hard disk models are available in 500 MB and 1 TB capacities, as well as a new 2 TB size. The HDDs have read/write speeds of up to 120 MB/sec. A 256 GB solid-state model has read/write speeds of up to 400 MB/sec. The drives are stackable, and each one measures 5.9×3.5×1.1 inches. Estimated Street Price: Varies based on capacity. Contact: Sony, www.sony.com/professionalmedia.


With UHD resolution at 3840×2160 pixels, the 28-inch ASUS PB287Q monitor has a fast 60 Hz refresh rate to support the processor-heavy demands of modern video content and gaming. At 10-bits, the PB287Q is capable of 1.07 billion colors. Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.2 with 4K/UHD support at 60 Hz, as well as two HDMI and MHL support for displaying content from mobiles and smart devices. Picture-in-Picture (PiP) offers a second display of 1080p content within the 4K frame, while the easily swappable Picture-by-Picture (PbP) mode will allow the use of two attached PCs in a split-screen mode. The display includes swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments, as well as a VESA mount for walls or stands. List Price: $649. Contact: ASUS, www.asus.com.


Lined with Velcro®-compatible gray polyester, the branded Panavision Camera Assistant’s Bag houses an easily removable accessory tray for accessories. Foam backing, two sets of dividers and four clear plastic pouches with Velcro® flaps are provided for organization and bag stability. On the exterior, the black canvas is reinforced with PVC for structural integrity and water resistance. Additionally, the bag is surrounded by three water-resistant zipped pockets, as well as three drawstring pouches for quick access to most-needed accoutrements. A padded shoulder strap has a heavy-duty nylon security belt that will lock securely to both sides of the bag. Exterior dimensions are 17x25x12 inches. List Price: $325. Contact: Panavision, www.panastore.com.