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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE LIGHTING Cineo Lighting used NAB New York to show off its HSX colour- tuneable soft source, the HS2 Wave remote phosphor and the Quantum120 colour-tuneable fixture. The 25,000 lumen HSX features flicker-free operation, a colour tuning range of 2700- 6000K and measures in at 12in x 21in x 8.5in. The HS2 Wave, a continuation of Cineo’s HS product series, has an enhanced ergonomic design, integrated lamp head and power supply that are preconfigured for simple, one-piece operation. Key electronic enhancements of the HS2 Wave include integration of LumenRadio receivers for wireless DMX support and RDM programing. The Quantum120 features Cineo’s proprietary LEDs, measures 48in x 48in x 5.5in and outputs up to 75,000 lumens of colour-accurate light. “Our products are designed with the specific requirements of the broadcast market in mind,” said Rich Pierceall chief executive of Cineo Lighting. FILTERS Tiffen has launched the Variable Viewing Filter (VVF). Incorporating Tiffen’s Variable ND filter it offers indexed 2-8 stops and has the ability to add any 49mm ring filter from the company’s range. The VVF also allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarisers, or special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualisation of a scene without the need to reposition the camera. The company said that it is a “great tool for gaffers and directors of photography to spot strong lights or keep track of the sun moving in and out of cloud cover when used with additional ND or UV Filters.” The filter features a classic eyecup and a 1-inch handle with a quick release lanyard. Early orders have been shipped to ARRI Rental and Panavision and are available immediately from stock. TIMECODE Timecode Systems has released a firmware update that integrates SyncBac Pro devices into the company’s network and provides enhancements to its Blink RF protocol. With version 4 firmware, each Timecode Systems unit can now be assigned a Blink Master ID, a friendly name for the network chosen by the user. This new function enables all receiving timecode sources to be paired with a specific master unit. Paul Scurrell, chief executive of Timecode Systems, said: “By giving units a Blink Master ID, all receiving timecode sources in a rig can be permanently paired with a specific Timecode Systems master timecode source. So, even if other crews are using the same channel, the units will stay connected to the assigned master.” Blink is the RF protocol that locks together the company’s wireless timecode system by generating a robust and reliable RF link between Timecode Systems’ devices. In doing so, it allows timecode, metadata, status, and control commands to travel between individual units and creates the wireless communication network driving the system. 8 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016