Since the dawn of filmmaking, Hollywood cinematographers have understood the importance of a good eyelight one that literally gives life to the face. Now in the era of HD resolution, is even more important to fill in shadows on the face and bring the subject's eyes to life.
Litepanels' lightweight, yet powerful new camera light was created in response to the overwhelming popularity of the company's MiniPlus model, Litepanels' groundbreaking professional production softlight. The new Micro harnesses the company's extremely efficient LED technology in an ultra-lightweight, extremely compact package.
Users of DV camcorders can now enjoy a similar quality of luminous, soft, directional lighting, with the same warmth and great color quality that has quickly made Litepanels an integral part of television, broadcast news and motion picture productions worldwide.
The Litepanels Micro features a conveniently located integrated on/off dimmer switch at the top of its housing for instant 100% to 0 dimming, with minimal color shift. Output is flicker-free and heat-free and remains consistent. For additional control, a flip-down filterholder allows for work.
Litepanels Micro produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from just 4 AA batteries (it's three times more efficient than a conventional tungsten camera light). What's more, it's virtually heat-free so it's easy to handle. And the system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries. Power can optionally be supplied through a convenient 5-12V input jack located on the back of the unit.
The compact, low-profile Litepanels Micro head is ideally suited for mounting on a mini DV camera. Measuring just 3.3" W x 3.3" H x 1.5" D (83.8mm x 83.8mm x 38.1mm), the head weighs less than 4 ounces (.11kg). With its black matte finish and sleek design, the fixture is an unobtrusive addition to any camera.
The Litepanels Micro housing comes outfitted with an integrated hot shoe featuring an adjustable tilt mechanism. To allow for multiple mounting configurations, it may also be mounted on the optional base plate for off-camera usage, or on an extension arm.