Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand and provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, presents its new Caliber 3-Light KitTM. Ideal for webcasting, blogging and professional content creation the Caliber 3-Light Kit is designed specifically to provide the portable, out-of-the-box lighting solution that today’s professional videographers require.
The Caliber is a true Fresnel fixture with wide focus range that can be powered via AC or with AA batteries. The daylight-balanced LED offers the controllability and light-shaping properties inherent in a Fresnel light at a fraction of the power draw of conventional fixtures. Flicker-free at any frame rate or shutter angle, the Caliber Fresnel offers smooth dimming from 100 percent to zero, with no noticeable colour shift throughout the entire range.
With accessories like a colour frame, correction filters and a 4-way barndoor, the LED Caliber brings the functionality of large Fresnels into a small size factor. The dimmable light provides a ¼-20 post for direct mounting using common hardware. The fixture’s compact size, high intensity output and portability make the Caliber 3-Light Kit a valuable production tool in the field.
Litepanels’ compact Caliber 3-Light Kit has been carefully crafted to enable ease of travel and a fast setup. Weighing in at less than 13 pounds (six kilograms), each kit contains three Caliber fixtures and AC Adapters with international plug sets. Also included are three multi-jointed flexible tripods, allowing the lights to be fixed in a number of positions, and a compact stand with stand adapter, offering additional placement options.
Cinematographer Lan Bui recently served as a beta tester for the new Caliber Kit. “I’m often stuck in very hard situations with limited power choices, so having a standardised battery power option built right into the lights is a key feature for me,’ noted Bui. “Being able to set up the lights anywhere without running cables or worrying about location power is an incredible convenience. Using only the AA batteries, I’m able to use the lights to compliment the shot I’m composing.’
Bui added, “The Caliber lights have a surprisingly bright output for their size and power sources. The quality of light, coupled with the ability to focus the light down and use the provided barndoors, makes these fixtures a ‘must have’ on any travel or run-and-gun location shoot. I don’t see how I’ll ever go out on a shoot without the Caliber Kit again. ‘