By technical editor Matt Allard:
Danish company BB&S have announced a new remote phosphor LED lighting solution aimed at reporters on the go. The new Pipeline system has a versatile form factor and according to BB&S offers superior color rendering. The Pipeline System features fan-less operation for both daylight and tungsten color output, wireless DMX control and can run on AC or DC. A diverse array of kits will be available to accommodate small to large-scale production.
Made to address the challenges of travelling correspondents who often deliver their reports via Skype or Messenger from a webcam on a desktop, the Pipeline Reporter 3200, 4300 and 5600 Kits will make their debut at NAB. BB&S claim the remote phosphor LED fixtures in the Reporter Kits deliver modelled lighting with a high CRI, to an on-camera reporter under a wide range of ambient lighting conditions. The footprint of each fixture is less than a computer mouse and set up takes just a minute. Each two-fixture kit comes complete with versatile power accessories and everything else needed. For transportation it also comes in its own lightweight case that easily meets onboard airline regulations.
It is good to see a company thinking outside of the box and coming up with a solution for a unique market. With more and more news reports being done by Video Journalists the Pipeline offers an interesting solution for adding an extra level of quality to online broadcasts.
BBS Lighting’s will also be showing the K7 LED Display fixture at NAB. Round in shape, the small and unobtrusive K7 hides in small nooks in the background of live television program sets, museums and other high-end displays where it provides high CRI illumination. It easily attaches to most surfaces via a strong neodymium magnet, and can be oriented in any direction. Beam control is provided by quick-change lenses and honeycombs. The fixture comes with a choice of 2W 3000K, 4000K or 5600K or 2W LEDs. The power supply runs off 120-240 VAC.
The Newsshooter team will be sure to check them out at the NAB show next month in Las Vegas.