Sep 12 2019

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Arri Orbiter : new light

Arri which is one of the oldest company that is continue to grow along with cinema its every camera,lighting fixtures has changed the look of moving images.

Very recently Arri has announced the Orbiter, directional LED fixture with a six-color light engine and most important is the interchangeable optics.

This new generation light weighs  15 kg, Orbiter has a CCT range from 2,000 to 20,000 degrees K, high color rendition across all temperatures, and smooth dimming from 100% to 0 without color changes or jumps, Arri claims Orbiter with average CRI 98,  has a wider color range and better color rendition than its existing SkyPanels and L-Series Fresnel-style lights.

The ARRI Orbiter’s new six-color light engine delivers a wide color gamut with the additions of the cyan, lime + Amber LED chips.

Features such as a fast processor, ample memory, expanded connectivity, a built-in array of sensors, weatherproof housing, and many more make Orbiter a formidable machine. Orbiter’s state-of-the-art technology and versatile design make it an optimal lamp head for today and for the future with endless possibilities for updates, configurations, and enhancements. Changeable optics is the core innovation in Orbiter.

This revolutionary light engine is 76 times smaller than the L10’s light engine but produces the same power draw and greater output. A dense arrangement of over 190 LEDs gives Orbiter a point source-like aperture while maintaining full-color tunability with a new six-color LED mixture. Including a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED, the ARRI Spectra six-color light engine translates into a wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and most importantly, higher color rendition across the entire CCT range. Skin tones look amazing and natural.

ARRI Orbiter light features:

  • Ultra-bright LED point source with a variety of optics
  • Variety of optics including open face, projection, dome, and light banks
  • ARRI Spectra six-color wide gamut light engine
  • Extremely powerful output for maximal brightness and perfect colors
  • Lighting Operating System (LiOS) with powerful software features
  • Weatherproof housing
  • Integrated color sensor for matching ambient light
  • Removable, intuitive control panel
  • The full suite of connectors and sensors
  • Perfected smooth dimming to zero
  • Internal power supply, Wireless DMX, and battery input

Arri Orbiter is a light for all medium from motion picture industry, television and also for live theater concerts.

CJ Rajkumar

Author/ Cinematographer