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ARRI Unveils Two Orbiter Projection Optics With Multiple Features and Applications

September 6, 2022 10:54 | By
ARRI Orbital Projection Optics

ARRI Orbital Projection Optics

ARRI has announced the launch of the two Orbiter Projection Optics 25° and 35°. Combined with Orbiter’s ARRI Spectra light engine, the high-end optical system provides a state-of-the-art LED profiler that is perfectly suited for theaters and cinematic applications, as well as broadcast studios or live productions.

The Orbiter Projection Optics provide unparalleled precision in every detail, allowing for crisp projection of a light spot, as well as gobo projection and precise shutter cuts. The field of light is even and without color aberration. The projection has no visible hot spot or drop to the edge and the depth of field is outstanding. Both optics have a standard iris slot.

The four manually adjustable shutter blades of the Projection Optics 25° and 35° produce a beam where the shutter blade cut projection and the beam’s edge are simultaneously in sharp focus. Both optics have a motorized focus adjustment which allows for great precision and repeatability. With the latest update of Orbiter’s Lighting Operating System, LiOS2, the focus can be controlled locally via Orbiter’s Control Panel or remotely by DMX/RDM or IP-based (ArtNet or sACN). Once set, the focus is kept in place and not subverted by locking the lens tube into place.

ARRI Orbital Projection Optics

ARRI Orbital Projection Optics

Furthermore, a standard B-size metal or glass gobo can be added. The genuine ARRI gobo holder is made to keep the gobo securely in place and the produced gobo pattern is clearly visible. Any focus adjustment between gobo and shutter is barely necessary; focus adjustment between gobo and open gate is not necessary at all. Additional ARRI accessories like a snoot or color filter frames can be added in front enabling fine-tuning when needed.

The Orbiter Projection Optics compliment the already existing Orbiter Fresnel Lens 15-65°, and both Projection Optics are compact in size:

Orbiter Projection Optic 25° with 287 mm x 287 mm x 331 mm (11.3 in. x 11.3 in. x 13.1 in.) and Orbiter Projection Optic 35° with 287 mm x 287 mm x 284 mm (11.3 in. x 11.3 in. x 11.2 in.). The weight of the Projection 25° is at 5,45 kg (12 lbs) and of the Projection 35° at 4,35 kg (9,6 lbs).

Orbiter’s unique Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system allows the Projection Optics to be mounted safely and quickly while still enabling a 90° rotation. The LiOS2 update ensures an automatic recognition of this new optic and its latest feature, Optics Auto Adjust, offers 100% color stability with any focus and any optic. The optic’s cooling fan can be controlled via Orbiter’s Light Control setting through the Control Panel.

Both Orbiter Projection Optics will be available in black in October 2022. Click here to learn more about the new Orbiter Projection Optic 25° and 35°, and click here for more about the Orbiter’s various accessories.