Project Stardust is a new LED colour mixing technology developed by LiteGear tailored specifically for digital camera sensors.
An end to magenta/green shift?
When you mix just two colours to change the Kelvin temperature you can get a shift towards either magenta or green. By adding extra colour information from colour LEDs you can correct for this so no matter what Kelvin temperature you set your light at, it will keep the results consistent.
LED lights traditionally have big dips in the colour spectrum, but with their new technology LiteGear are able to help fill in some of those missing areas.
Match light to cameras and colour spaces
LiteGear use their LED technology to adjust colour reproduction to map to certain colour spaces such as Rec.709 and Rec.2020. With RGB LED technology becoming all the rage, LiteGear wanted to tailor their lights to particular camera sensors to try and get the best possible results.
Often the colours you see with your eyes are not the same as what the camera is seeing. All camera sensors react differently, and how a RED interprets the colour green is going to be different to that of an Arri.
LiteGear are going to integrate presets for their LED lights so that the light will automatically adjust to whatever camera sensor you tell it you are using.
Watch this space
It’s a technology that’s still under development, but LiteGear hope to have a more finished product to show by the time NAB rolls around in April next year.