Rotolight, award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch
of Anova PRO 2; a pioneering continuous light and High Speed Sync (HSS) flash for
creative image-makers. Redefining the standard for professional LED lighting in studio
or location, Anova PRO 2 is one of the brightest LED lights ever launched in its class,
delivering 10 700 lux at three feet. Packed with innovative features for television, film
production, and photography, the Anova PRO 2 is the fourth generation of Rotolight’s
award-winning studio/location light.
The Rotolight Anova PRO 2 embodies the pinnacle of LED technology, designed for the
most demanding of professionals. Offering 70 per cent more power output than its
predecessor, Rotolight Anova PRO 2 provides the best power to consumption ratio in
the industry, as one of the most energy efficient LED panels ever designed. With a
mere 72W consumption, Anova PRO 2 reduces operating costs for TV studios, whilst
providing unrivalled battery performance on location.
Anova PRO 2 delivers outstanding colour reproduction (CRI>96, TLCI 91) eliminating
the need for expensive post-production, whilst featuring electronically adjustable
colour temperature in both flash and continuous modes (6300-3150K).
“The Rotolight Anova PRO 2 is the perfect light for working in the live television
environment. We are able to light people accurately, very quickly, saving us time,
mistakes on air and a lot of money,’ says Wesley Dodd, CEO Celebro Media.
Rotolight is the lighting provider of choice for Celebro, London’s first fully 4K television
studio regularly used by global broadcasters such as the BBC, MTV, and the Discovery
Channel. As an existing Rotolight customer, Celebro Media was keen to be the first in
the world to get its hands on Rotolight’s latest lighting innovation.
“We are very excited to have placed an order for 200 of the Anova PRO 2 lights for our
new studios opening this year in Washington, Moscow and Los Angeles,’ says Dodd.
Due to its powerful output, yet lightweight nature, Anova PRO 2 is also ideal on
location, and has become the light of choice for Italian state broadcaster RAI TV, who
recently acquired 150 Anova PRO Kits for their ENG production teams.
“Rotolight is a totally unique product, as it works equally well in the studio and the
field. As we develop the Live OB side of our business, the Anova PRO 2 was an
obvious addition to our equipment list. Having a lighting fixture with such a
substantial increase in power output means we will be able to cope with the most
demanding of locations or weather conditions, whilst its battery efficiency simplifies
our setup. The addition of an RJ45 DMX connection allows us to install them in our
studio, at a fraction of a cost with the same professional results,’ says Andrew
Lebentz, head of production for Celebro Media.
For television and film production, Anova PRO 2 includes a customizable suite of
Rotolight’s award winning CineSFX™ (Fire, Lightning, TV, Gunshot, Paparazzi etc)
which eliminate the need for expensive, time consuming legacy “flicker-box’
workflows. Designed in conjunction with Stefan Lange, Visual FX veteran (Batman,
James Bond “Skyfall’, Tomb Raider), the patented CineSFX™ suite has been updated
with “enhanced realism’ and the addition of a “Chase’ FX capability, to simulate the
effect of motion on static sets. The newly integrated wireless Elinchrom Skyport
receiver enables wireless control of CineSFX, colour temperature and brightness from
up to 656ft(200m).
For professional photographers, Anova PRO 2 also features an updated High Speed
Sync (HSS) flash capability (1/8000th), with a 250 per cent power boost in flash
mode. With zero recycle time, you’ll never miss a shot, making it the perfect choice
for today’s high frame rate capable cameras. Anova PRO 2 can be simultaneously a
continuous “modelling light’ and HSS flash, allowing the photographer to easily acquire
focus in dimly lit situations and optimise composition. The unique circular shape also
provides a naturally soft, flattering light output, with Rotolight’s signature catchlight
Celebrity photographer Mark Mann (Margot Robbie, Martin Scorsese, Benedict
Cumberbatch) said: “I’ve shot strobe my entire career, and had always been intrigued
by continuous light, but never found any that I liked until the Rotolight Anova. The
quality of light is absolutely beautiful, it gives you a very filmic feel. Versatile,
consistent and reliable, it also looks good on set and I know it will always deliver in
high turnaround environments. As a photographer who’s being asked more and more
to shoot video and stills at the same time, Rotolight has really improved my work
Anova PRO 2 is available from £1249.99ex/ $1625/1399euro and ships as standard
with integrated DMX, V-lock battery plate, wireless Elinchrom receiver and 4-piece
filter kit as standard. A wide range of additional accessories and modifiers are