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.
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 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.
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).
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)
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
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
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.
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.