Cine Gear Expo 2017: The Vitec Group To Show Latest From Litepanels, OConnor, Anton/Bauer

In booths 64 and 65 at the Cine Gear Expo, The Vitec Group will showcase the latest solutions from its Litepanels, OConnor, and Anton/Bauer brands.

Litepanels’ Astra 3X/6X and Sola 4+/6+ LED Lights


At the 2017 Cine Gear Expo, Litepanels, photographic, broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand will highlight significant upgrades to its professional LED lighting range. Building on the quality and popularity of the innovative Astra 1×1 panel, Litepanels’ next-generation Astra 3X and 6X LED lights now feature a 50 percent increase in output with a decrease in power consumption. In addition, the daylight-balanced Sola 4+ LED

Fresnel offers a 120 percent increase in brightness and the Sola 6+ a 50 percent increase compared with their predecessors.

OConnor 2560 Fluid Camera Head 

OConnor 2560 Fluid Camera Head

OConnor will feature its 2560 fluid head, which offers versatility for both lightweight and heavy rig setups and enables cinematographers to move faster and more efficiently while still maintaining control and stability. The continuously adjustable 2560 offers fluid drag that together provide the ultra-smooth OConnor feel over the largest payload range. The 2560 offers cine-standard position of controls (including brakes) and a front handle mount for controlled positioning of the camera, as well as a lightweight magnesium housing and carbon-fiber cover for best-in-class performance, power-to-weight ratio, and reliability. The 2560 supports any lightweight digital cinema camera (such as those from Sony, Canon, ARRI, AJA, JVC, Panasonic, Vision Research, and RED) in a “maxed-out” studio configuration.

The 2560 is in daily use by cinematographers worldwide on a broad range of challenging location shoots. Here, renowned DP Christian Herrera describes his experience using the camera head on location in Costa Rica.

Anton/Bauer LPD Discharger

                                   Anton Baur LPD Discharger

Anton/Bauer will showcase its all-new LPD Discharger at the 2017 Cine Gear Expo. This dedicated discharge unit is capable of discharging up to four 90 Wh batteries in three hours or less. The LPD helps rental houses and traveling production crews ensure compliance with IATA regulations regarding Li-ion batteries, which must be charged to 30 percent or less of their rated capacity when transported as air cargo.

As a special deal at Cine Gear Expo, attendees who stop by the booths will be able to take 50 percent off list price on selected products from Vitec Group’s demo stock, while supplies last. For those who can’t make it to the show, customers can also attend the annual Matthews BBQ on June 4. With free registration, participants will get to see and buy selected demo products from brands such as OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Autoscript, and others. The party will be located at 4520 W. Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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