MAC Allure Profile

Martin has done it again with the MAC Allure Profile. This fixture has an amazing segmented beam system which allows you to break the beam into 7 colored segments. This is something we are used to seeing in LED wash fixtures but I have not yet seen this in a profile fixture. I really can’t wait to get my hands on these fixtures. I think these are going to be amazing. Check out the videos below.

From the Martin Website about the Allure profile

The MAC Allure™ Profile features a novel RGBW light engine with unique 7-segmented beam control. With instant color control and pixelated beam, the MAC Allure Profile enables dynamic projection and mid-air effects, previously not possible. The proprietary light engine sets new standards in compactness and efficiency, previously associated with larger, costlier fixtures. To ease programming and content creation, this is also the first lighting fixture to incorporate Martin’s P3 control. The pixelated beam can still be controlled or pixel-mapped via DMX and Art-Net protocols, however, switching or cross-fading to P3 or vice versa is now instantly possible. Designed to support rental and install clients, the MAC Allure Profile is ideal for concert/touring, TV, corporate, houses of worship, concert venues, nightclubs, and cruise ships.

Elation Artiste Picasso

Elation has released its new Artiste Picasso fixture. Designed television and broadcast settings. This fixture has a rich feature set which will allow for a wide range of deployment options. This fixture would make a great front light for worship settings.

Too expensive to use as an upstage spot for most churches, the Artiste Picasso fixures really have some amazing capabilities and would work great as a DS or Front light key or wash light for those situations where the performers can’t stay put. Check out the Elations Video below.

From the Elation Website

The Artiste Picasso™ is a full-featured innovative theatrical-grade luminaire featuring a new 620W 6,800K Cool White LED engine. With advanced optics that deliver over 23,000 total lumen output and ultra wide and fast 7° to 55° zoom. A full CMY color mixing system producing a full spectrum of shades from pastels to rich saturated colors. As well as a Linear CTO color correction and 6 dichroic colors including a high 87 CRI filter.

The Artiste Picasso has 7 rotating/indexing glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos, and 4 rotating full blackout framing blades with +/- 45° individual blade rotation, full 360° bi-directional animation wheel, 4-facet. Also a linear rotating prisms and 2 frost filters, internal color, framing, prism, and frost macros, motorized iris with variable pulse effects, motorized focus and auto-focus feature.

With 16-bit pan, tilt, and dimming control, variable dimming curve modes, high-speed electronic shutter, and strobe, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker-free operation for TV and FILM. A silent fan mode for noise-sensitive applications, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET™, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 connections. A full color 180° reversible LCD control panel, battery backup for display power, and a multi-voltage universal auto-switching power supply (100-240v).

Features

620W 6,800K Cool White LED Engine
23,000+ Total Lumen Output
7° to 55° Motorized Zoom
Full CMY Color Mixing System and Linear CTO Color Correction
6 Dichroic Colors including a High 87 CRI Filter
7 Rotating/Indexing Glass and 7 Static-Stamped Metal Interchangeable Gobos
4 Rotating Full Blackout Framing Blades
Full 360° Bi-Directional Animation Wheel
4-Facet and Linear Rotating Prisms and 2 Frost Filters
Internal Color, Framing, Prism, and Frost Macros
Motorized Iris with Variable Pulse Effects
Motorized Focus and Auto-Focus Feature
16-bit Pan, Tilt, and Dimming Control
Variable Dimming Curve Modes
High Speed Electronic Shutter and Strobe
Adjustable LED Refresh Rate Frequency and Gamma
Flicker Free Operation For Broadcast TV and FILM
Silent Fan Mode
DMX, RDM, Art-NET, and sACN Protocol Support
Elation’s E-FLY™ Internal Wireless DMX Transceiver
Low Heat, Quiet Operation, Hibernation Mode (Power Save)

Specifications

SOURCE
620W 6,800K Cool White LED Engine
30,000 Hour Average LED Life*
*May vary depending on several factors including but not limited to:
Environmental Conditions, Power/Voltage, Usage Patterns (On-Off Cycling), Control, and Dimming.

PHOTOMETRIC DATA
23,000+ Total Lumen Output
Measurement @16.4 ft (5m)
45,095 LUX 4,189 FC (Zoom In / Full ON)
1,708 LUX 159 FC (Zoom Out / Full ON)

EFFECTS
7° – 55° Motorized Zoom
4 Rotating Full Blackout Framing Blades
Full 360° Bi-Directional Animation Wheel
4-Facet and Linear Rotating Prisms
2 Frost Filters
Internal Color, Framing, Prism, and Frost Macros
Motorized Iris with Variable Pulse Effects
Variable 16-bit Dimming Curve Modes
High Speed Electronic Shutter and Strobe
Adjustable LED Refresh Rate Frequency and Gamma

COLOR
Full CMY Color Mixing System
Linear CTO Color Correction
6 Dichroic Colors including High 87 CRI Filter

GOBOS
2 Gobo Wheels
7 Rotating / Indexing Interchangeable Glass Gobos
7 Interchangeable Static-Stamped Metal Gobos

CONTROL / CONNECTIONS
2 DMX Channel Modes (36 / 62 channels)
16-bit Pan, Tilt, and Dimming Control
Motorized Focus and 5-15m Auto-Focus Presets
DMX, RDM, Art-NET, and sACN Protocol Support
Elation’s E-FLY™ Internal Wireless DMX Transceiver
6 Button Touch Control Panel
Full Color 180° Reversible LCD Menu Display
8 / 16 Bit Resolution Adjustable Movement
Elation’s E-FLY™ Internal Wireless DMX Transceiver
Hibernation Mode (Power Save)
5pin DMX In/Out
RJ45 etherCON In/Out
powerCON TRUE1 Power In
With Wired Digital Communication Network

SIZE / WEIGHT
Length: 18.0″ (457mm)
Width: 21.5″ (544.5mm)
Vertical Height: 29.8″ (757.5mm)
Weight: 84.0 lbs. (38.1kg)

ELECTRICAL / THERMAL
AC 100-240V – 50/60Hz
1000W Max Power Consumption
14°F to 113°F (-10°C to 45°C)

APPROVALS / RATINGS
CE | cETLus | IP20

Chauvet Maverick MK1 Spot

If you read my last post about the Rogue R3 you are probably wondering why I suggested the Maverick MK1 Spot. Because it is an all-around better fixture. The Rogue line does not have is color mixing, which is standard with the Maverick line of fixtures. Because everything else in the room color mixes the spot fixtures should as well.

With all the LED’s in our worship environments, it really does not make sense to have any lights that don’t color mix. If you have any of the LED wash lights like the Mac Aura, or Rogue series of lights it would only make sense to have CMY mixing lights.

I like these lights because they use a white LED engine and CMY color mixing flags to achieve color mixing. This is the same way we have been doing it for years and these fixtures should match well with older model moving lights.

Pros:
CMY Color mixing
7 to 33 zoom
Varible CTO

Cons:
Several of the gobo will only work for beam effects

Maverick MK1 Spot is ready for action. With an extremely flat field, CMY color mixing, a 5:1 zoom and multiple control options. Powered by a 350 W LED engine. The MK1 features one static and one rotating gobo wheel. A 7 position + white color wheel, variable frost and 3-facet prism. It can be controlled with DMX, sACN, Art-Net, or W-DMX.

– Chauvet’s Website

Chauvet Rogue R3 Spot

One of the newer Chauvet products is the Rogue R3 Spot. Which was launched towards the end of 2017. While still listed as “new” on the Chauvet website as of March 2019, this spot has been around long enough to get a following.

The R3 stands out above the R2x mainly with its zoom range of 13 – 37. The R2x and Rogue R1 each have fixed focal length which is not as desirable in my book. The zoom and the increased output over the R1 more than makeup for the difference is the price.

Pros:
Zoom Range
Lamp Output

Cons:
Fixed Color Wheel
Color Temp of 7,564k

If you have the money check out the Maverick MK1 or MK2, which add color mixing. They are about 20% more, so if you can’t afford it Rogue R3 is the way to go.

Rogue R3 Spot delivers intense output, crisp optics, sharp focus and maintains a value proposition designed to maximize ROI. This feature-packed moving spot has a bright 300 W LED light engine. That produces an even field of light, as well as rotating and static gobos, an 8 position and split-color enabled color wheel, and three facet prism to create stunning looks. A quick moving zoom range of 13 – 37° adds to its flexibility of use by giving the Rogue R3 Spot the ability to cover large areas.

Chauvet website