ARRI has announced the Orbiter 25° and 35° Projection Optics. ARRI claims that these new Projection Optics offer exceptionally good and even illumination and color distribution across the entire field of light with no color aberration to the edge.
The Orbiter Projection Optics allow for the crisp projection of a light spot, as well as gobo projection and precise shutter cuts. The projection is claimed to have no visible hot spot or drop to the edge. Both optics have a standard iris slot.
The four manually adjustable shutter blades of the Projection Optics 25° and 35° produce a beam where the shutter blade cut projection and the beam’s edge are simultaneously in sharp focus. Both optics have a motorized focus adjustment which allows for great precision and repeatability.
With the latest update of Orbiter’s Lighting Operating System, LiOS2, the focus can be controlled locally via Orbiter’s Control Panel or remotely by DMX/RDM or IP based (ArtNet or sACN). Once set, the focus is kept in place and not subverted by locking the lens tube into place.
A standard B-size metal or glass gobo can also be added. The genuine ARRI gobo holder is made to keep the gobo securely in place and the produced gobo pattern is clearly visible. Any focus adjustment between gobo and shutter is barely necessary; focus adjustment between gobo and open gate is not necessary at all. Additional ARRI accessories like a snoot or color filter frames can be added in front enabling fine-tuning when needed. The Orbiter Projection Optics are a great addition to the already existing Orbiter Fresnel Lens 15-65°.
Both Projection Optics are compact in size:
- Orbiter Projection Optic 25°: 287 mm x 287 mm x 331 mm (11.3 in. x 11.3 in. x 13.1 in.) The weight of the Projection 25° is at 5.45 kg (12 lbs)
- Orbiter Projection Optic 35°: 287 mm x 287 mm x 284 mm (11.3 in. x 11.3 in. x 11.2 in.). The weight of the Projection 35° is 4.35 kg (9,6 lbs).
Orbiter’s unique Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) system allows the Projection Optics to be mounted safely and quickly while still enabling a 90° rotation. The LiOS2 update ensures an automatic recognition of this new optic and its latest feature, Optics Auto Adjust, offers 100% color stability with any focus and any optic. The optic’s cooling fan can be controlled via Orbiter’s Light Control setting through the Control Panel.
Both Orbiter Projection Optics will be available in black in October 2022.
To learn more about the new Orbiter Projection Optic 25° and 35°, please visit: www.arri.com/orbiter-projection