ARRI Expands Orbiter Offerings With A New Fresnel Lens
ARRI announces the addition of the Orbiter Fresnel lens to the pool of Orbiter optics, making this LED luminaire even more versatile. Combined with Orbiter’s ARRI Spectra light engine, the high-end optical system is perfectly suited for cinematic application, broadcast studios, as well as theaters or live productions. The Orbiter Fresnel lens is a great addition to the already existing Orbiter Open Face optics 15°, 30°, and 60°.
Creating a precise light spot with a soft single shadow, the new Orbiter Fresnel lens delivers true Fresnel output with a real Gaussian field of light. The light output of Orbiter with Fresnel lens is comparable to the ARRI L-Series L10 and
True Blue ST2/3 with 2000 W Tungsten bulb.
Fresnel lighting character works best with a large aperture and a wide zoom range. Despite its large aperture, the Orbiter Fresnel lens housing is compact (approx. 340 mm x 380 mm x 370 mm / 13.4 in x 15 in x 14.6 in) and lightweight (~ 4.5 kg / 9.5 lbs.). Its lens diameter of 285 mm (11.2 in) equals that of the True Blue ST2/3 and T5. The large zoom range is of 15 to 65° fully motorized and can be precisely positioned while being controlled locally via Orbiter’s Control Panel or remotely by DMX/RDM or IP based (ArtNet or sACN).
Equipped with a display, status LED, and a high-resolution encoder, the Orbiter Fresnel lens offers information that is easily accessible. The display backlight can be adjusted, and status information and zoom angle are available via the metadata for maintenance and postproduction needs. Orbiter’s unique Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system allows the Orbiter Fresnel
lens to be mounted safely and quickly. ARRI accessories like the 4 and 8-leaf barndoors can be added to the new Orbiter Fresnel lens to enable a perfect cut.
Physical gels can also be used in addition to the more than 300 already pre-programmed gels available for Orbiter.