An interview from the 2019 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Sean Goossen of LiteGear. LiteGear, Inc., is a designer and manufacturer of LED lighting products for professionals in the Cinema, TV, and HD Video industries. LiteGear is the pioneer behind the popularization of flexible LED lighting for Motion Picture production and our hero products, LED LiteRibbon®, LiteTile™ and LiteMat™, have transformed sets around the world. In this interview Sean talks with us about their newly announced LiteMat Spectrum LED Lamp.
While previous versions of LiteMat changed the way we light, LiteMat Spectrum changes everything, from pre-production planning to post-production workflow, allowing a filmmaker’s true vision to become a reality…all while maintaining the great features of the over ten thousand LiteMats in use globally.
First and foremost the LiteMat Spectrum is truly a LiteMat at heart. Close to 15,000 units are in use worldwide by users at all levels of experience. It’s the preferred choice for quick setups with its ease of use and vast mounting options. LiteMat Spectrum is build upon these features and adds full-color capabilities, wide-range Kelvin temperature adjustment, +/- Green correction, full spectrum de-saturation of color, REC-709 color-space compliance, and large-format pixel control.
LiteMat Spectrum is the most camera compliant LED light fixture available. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows. It is the first lighting system to be certified color-space compliant. That means taking the guesswork out of color mixing for digital cinema. It’s unique and patent-pending color processing engine also provides wide color gamut desaturation.
The concept of large-format pixel control was born out of the need for an ever growing desire for more granular control of set lighting fixtures on set. LiteMat Spectrum features pixels that are 240mm x 480mm in size allowing you to create compelling lighting effects while remaining simple to operate with just 5 DMX addresses per Spectrum Pixel.
A key feature of the new Spectrum platform is pixel control. A LiteMat Spectrum 4 is empowered with 4 large-format pixels allowing for just-right control of intensity, CCT, color or +/- green correction. Large-format pixel control adds a physical dimension of adjustment allowing you to position a lighting effect without actually moving the fixture. It’s like having 4 individually adjustable lights in one unit.
For more information please visit: www.LiteGear.com