Astera has announced its new PixelBrick, a multi-purpose battery-powered uplight, and spotlight with 5 different beam options.
You can connect multiple PixelBricks to form clusters and create shapes. The PixelBrick tips the scales at 1kg (2.2lb). As they are both lightweight and small in size they are perfect for a range of applications, such as film, TV, and stage productions.
The light has an internal battery that will run for up to 20 hours. It is also IP65 rated. The light draws 12W of power
The PixelBricks feature a backside display with dedicated Color and Brightness buttons. There is also an airline track for attaching accessories and a removable bracket.
Like all Astera fixtures, you can control the PixelBricks via infrared remote, wireless DMX, and an app.
Features unique to PixelBrick
Detect all available lights, set them up, check their status, configure DMX addresses and DMX profiles.
Set the length of your production and be sure that your lights won`t run out while still getting the maximum brightness.
Individually calibrated lights lead to 100% color consistency and exact color reproduction of color temperature and filter gels.
Quickly build programs out of colors and effects, trigger them or make them match a beat.
Scrambled PWM technology to avoid flickering when filming.
Adjust green/magenta during content creation to reduce postproduction work.
Switch lights into power-saving standby and schedule them to wake up when the production starts.
This exclusive feature makes the light able to display the maximum brightness at all times and intensify non-white colors.
Switches to white light when AC power is cut to keep your event save
The lights give a visual and audible alarm and send notifications to the AsteraApp if they are being moved during an event.
Auto BPM analyzes the beat and matches programs to it, flash buttons can trigger special effects while being held down.
The AsteraApp is packed with many additional items and new features are frequently added via software updates.
I couldn’t find out any information about pricing or availability.