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ARRI Unveils New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update for Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera

July 5, 2022 10:35 | By
ARRI LiOS2 software update

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ARRI has unveiled a new LiOS2 software update for the Orbiter LED luminaire, which will enable better workflows for modern productions, as three new operation modes (Sync Mode, Cue Mode, and Optics Auto Adjust) establish new possibilities for crews to work and cooperate faster and smarter. The update also includes new languages, additional preinstalled gel filters, and network enhancements

Time matters on every production, and with the LiOS2 Sync Mode, light output can be triggered when and how the camera needs it. This LiOS2 automation is designed to free up the crew for real teamwork. Sync Mode allows the lighting parameters to be enabled or changed in sync with the camera frames. Even frame brightness or CCT range can be changed to accommodate new creative ideas.

Exact timing is critical for capturing dynamic images and Cue Mode enables precise lighting control right on the spot. Every operator can set the key lighting parameter right on time and with precision. Besides variable timing and working options, the new Cue Mode allows for fluid and easy light changes in different lighting modes. The transition can be selected from five different options, already known from SkyPanel.

The Optics Auto Adjust Mode offers 100% color stability with any optic and any focus. Utilizing the accessory recognition of Orbiter’s innovative QLM (Quick Lighting Mount), the ARRI Spectra light engine is modified to maintain maximum color stability no matter which configuration is used, including textiles such as Softboxes or Domes, a reflector in Open Face, or lenses such as the new Orbiter Fresnel Lens. Also, with Orbiter’s new Fresnel Lens, LiOS2 ensures the color rendition across its entire zoom range. This gives the camera crew time to focus
on other important settings.

ARRI LiOS2 software update

LiOS2 color sensor mode image via ARRI

ARRI believes the preference for one’s native language is universal, so its new additional language package supports Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean, enabling crew members from around the world to have an easier time operating Orbiter.

The building blocks of Orbiter are more advanced and capable than any other ARRI light. Extending the gel library with LiOS2 maintains our commitment to Orbiter’s mighty set of features and options. The values of the integrated color sensor in Orbiter can now directly be selected from color modes like CCT or HSI in LiOS2. The matching of ambient light has never been easier, allowing for final manual adjustment if needed.

Meanwhile, network and remote control are becoming essential to more productions than ever, and the new DMX Mode Spec V5 allows for more convenient network operation and additional features within the LiOS2 update. For example, the zoom range of the Orbiter Fresnel lens can be operated, allowing for Extended Color Control (ECC) to be directly available. Of course, all elements are also addressable via RDM.

Click here to learn more about the full range of possibilities with the LiOS2 update and click here to learn more about its various accessories.