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Rotolight to Debut Latest Anova V2 Ecoflood LED Line at NAB


LR-anova_frontRotolight will debut its latest range of ANOVA V2 Ecoflood LED Floodlights at NAB 2014. The new lights feature enhanced colour rendering, overall CRI=95 and Skintone CRI=98 with up to 350% brighter output than previous models. Rotolight’s new ANOVA Bi Colour V2 is a focal exhibition of the company, which is also debuting a massive expansion to the ANOVA family of products, including the ANOVA Solo single color flood lights available in 5600K (Daylight) or 3200K (Tungsten). The complete range of new ANOVA products are available in either ‘UltraWide’ 110 degree beam angle for soft light or ‘Standard’ 50 degree beam angle for greater straight line output.

Chris Chisnall on the set of Coronation Street with the Anova.
Chris Chisnall on the set of Coronation Street with the Anova.

Rotolight’s ANOVA Bi-Colour V2 110º models are being utilised on Coronation Street, the world’s longest running Soap. “[The lights are] quick to place around cameras, the Bi-Colour Anova’s make balancing easy being able to match the prevailing colour temperature perfectly without having to resort to a selection of gels. In addition, the ability to run off batteries, even in studio, make them a dream for fast rigging in awkward areas of the set where we would usually have to hide cables. These lights really speed up shooting for us and have become the fill lights of choice in the Rovers,”said Chris Chisnall, head of lighting at ITV.

All ANOVA models are flicker free and have been extensively tested by the Phantom Flex highspeed camera at up to 7000FPS with no flicker detected. This is due to the ANOVA’s Constant Current Dimming Control System, for high frame rate cinematography.

“I measured on my Sekonic color meter early on and found it to be very neutral in terms of green/magenta cast,” said Dale McCready, while on set of BBC‘s zombie drama In the Flesh. McCready also lensed Dr. Who, Atlantis and Merlin.

LR-anova_backThe ANOVA family is also eco-friendly, delivering up to 3.9Kw tungsten equivalent output for just 41-Watt consumption. Each ANOVA light can be powered by a standard V-Lock or Gold Mount battery for up to 4 hours making them ideal for location or ENG operation. “I’ve realized, I’ve not actually plugged my ANOVA into the mains once, they are always battery powered,” said McCready.

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