Cineo announces the HSX- a powerful colour-tunable soft source light

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Cineo have introduced a new color-tunable soft source light that promises to deliver the same performance and output as the companies popular HS2 Remote Phosphor fixture. Called the HSX, it is colour adjustable from 2700K-6000K, and Cineo claim it features the same beautiful color rendering and extended deep-red spectrum as their Remote Phosphor fixtures. According to the company, unlike other color-tunable sources, HSX remains consistent throughout the life of the fixture with no color shift or need for calibration.

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The HSX draws 400 watts and weighs in at a hefty 11.3kg (25lbs), which makes it even heavier than the Arri SC30 SkyPanel. Cineo claims a maximum output of 25,000lumens and according to the photometrics it is capable of producing 1025lux at 3 meters. That makes this an incredibly bright light given its size.

CRI readings (data from Cineo)
CRI readings (data from Cineo)

The light has no fans, and features passive cooling, which makes it very suitable for use in quiet shooting locations. It can be dimmed from 100% to 0% with no colour shift according to Cineo. There is also DMX and RDM support, and the light allows for flicker-free operation.

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The HSX looks to be another very impressive offering from Cineo. The only downside I can see is that the light is extremely heavy and may not be a very practical solution for those shooters who travel a lot. There is no indication yet of price or when the light will start shipping. Newsshooter will be sure to check out the light at NAB.

Optimised output for film, video, and still photography
Maximum output: 25,000 lumens
Color tuning range: 2700K to 6000K
Presets at 2700K, 3200K, 4300K, 5600K, and 6000K
Output Control: 0-100% with local control, DMX and RDM support
Flicker-free operation
Color shift: 0% over full dimming range
3 SDCM variation over 50,000 hours
Silent, passive cooling: no fans
Simple, intuitive control interface
100% compatible with HS accessories
Field serviceable components
Input voltage: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz.
Power consumption: 400 watts, max
Fixture weight: 25 lbs, complete
Dimensions: 12″ H x 21″ W x 8.5″ D (290 mm x 532 mm x 216 mm)
35,000 hour L70 rated
Environmental temperature range: -20º – +50ºC
2-year parts and labor warranty
ETL and cETL Listed, CE & ROHS Compliant
Zero UV light emitted
Made in USA

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