Meet Voyager, the New Light from Digital Sputnik that Works Underwater
After making a name for themselves as a light source on Rogue One, Digital Sputnik has just released a new product: Voyager.
All images via Digital Sputnik.
Filmmakers are always searching for the latest and greatest tools to help tell their stories. Nearly ten years ago, the DSLR revolution overtook the industry. Now, we seem to be at the beginning of the LED lighting revolution with exciting new products constantly being released.
The voyager units combine the light source, battery, and controls in one compact lighting unit. This is especially exciting if you’re accustomed to carrying around large battery units to power your LED light sources, or running long cables across set to power the units. This could significantly reduce the size of your lighting setup.
As a traveling filmmaker, I’m always looking for ways to reduce the size of my kit without sacrificing quality. The Voyager light is poised to be an excellent way to do exactly this.
Fully Controllable From Your Phone
One of the most anticipated features of the Voyager is that you can completely control the light from your device. An IOS or Android app will allow you to adjust color temperature, hue, saturation, and intensity without ever touching the actual fixture. If you need to make a quick color balance switch or change the hue of your light, it’s as simple as pulling out your phone. No more running across set to make the changes on the back of the unit.
The Voyager is one of the first lighting units that is submergible up to two meters for up to thirty minutes. This opens an entire world of possibility for underwater lighting. However, this also means that these lights can work in normal wet conditions.
Features and Options
The Voyagers come in 2 ft and 4 ft options. The 2 ft option draws 20 W of power, and the 4 foot draws 40 W.
Although not on the market yet, the Voyager lights have already been used on some notable commercials and productions. One of the best-known is the WWDC Launch video from Apple. Although they don’t specify which scenes the light was used on, it’s impressive that an early prototype made it on this set.
You can check out the lights at www.digitalsputnik.com.
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