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NAB 2019: LiteMat Spectrum Shakes up the Light Panel Game

Logan Baker

LiteGear brought their stunning, post-production-minded, color-changing light panel to NAB 2019, and it’s going to change the way you light a scene.

NAB always brings out the most impressive lighting rigs and builds from all the major companies. LiteGear is no exception — they always bring innovative and boundary-pushing products to Las Vegas. With their announcement yesterday of the new LiteMat Spectrum, they’re making waves in the video production world with effects-based lighting for filmmakers of any scale. Let’s take a look at the LiteMat Spectrum’s features.

NAB 2019: LiteMat Spectrum Shakes up the Light Panel Game — Color Capabilities

The biggest selling point of this new light is bringing color to the LiteMat range, which gives users even more control over how their image looks during production — and in post-production during the color correction/grading process. So, with the color science in mind, here’s what they have to say about the “Kelvin Temperature Adjustment”:

LiteMat Spectrum is built upon the solid foundation of the Cinema Series color-space found in thousands of existing LiteMat and LiteTile fixtures. We added red, green, blue, and amber to augment the cinema chips and extend the system’s CCT abilities from 2000K to 11,000K. The key here is the amber chip. It is simply not possible to achieve the best white-balanced color without it.

Looking beyond how the light will help you in post-production, the LiteMat Spectrum also assists in color correction at the scene with its “Plus/Minus Green” feature, which casts a green light when unwanted magenta is spilling out (and vise versa).

LiteMat Spectrum also helps with desaturating the colors you want to light with, but it does so in a new and innovative way:

Building from the most accurate white point possible, we then developed a method that uses that white-point as the method of desaturating color. What is the best method of de-saturating a beautiful red, green, or blue chip? The very best full spectrum, color correct, and white-balanced white light color of your choosing.

You can reserve yours here.

The prices for the various sizes range from $2,500-$3,600, but that’s to be expected with equipment as advanced as this.

No Film School interviewed Paul Royalty from LiteGear about the new light. Check it out.

Here are the specs:

  • ~15,000 nit full color changing LED panel
  • Color temperature adjustments from 2,000k to 11,000k
  • +/- 8 points of tint variation
  • Changeable white light
  • Certified color-space compliant
  • Saturation control with 100 shades of depth
  • PDX dimming
  • Compatible with all head-mounted accessories

Images via LiteGear.

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