Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Litepanels’ new MicroPro doubles light output
Litepanels has introduced the MicroPro on-camera light fixture, a new lamp that doubles the light output of the company’s previous Litepanels Micro. The MicroPro offers luminous, soft, directional lighting and is ideally suited for mounting on an ENG camera.
The MicroPro produces 1.5 hours of continuous output from six standard or rechargeable AA batteries (depending on make) or more than five hours using Li-Ion AA cells. Power can be supplied optionally through a convenient 5-12V input jack located on the back of the unit.
The compact new head measures 5.5in x 3.75in x 1.5in and weighs 10.5oz.
A daylight (5600 degree Kelvin) source, the MicroPro features an integrated filter holder to provide the ability to attach diffusers and color modifiers. Filters not being used at the time can be stored on the back of the fixture. The unit comes with three filters including daylight to tungsten conversion, CT0 warm and white diffusion.
The MicroPro includes a ball-head camera adapter and also has a threaded receiver that enables the fixture to be mounted on a light stand or camera arm.