Litepanels Croma Debuts at IBC 2011
Croma is a versatile solution for run-and-gun news shooters, event videographers, or still photographers who move rapidly from one light environment to the next without time to change lighting equipment. Plus, this self-contained light can be a secret weapon on any set or location wherever extra kick or nice fill is needed.
Croma provides infinite control of both color temperature and lighting intensity via two ergonomic on-fixture dials. One offers the ability to dim from 100% to zero with no noticeable color shift. The second lets the user dial-in the fill light to any point between daylight (5600°K) and tungsten (3200°K) to precisely match the ambient light.
The Croma draws just 9W, and provides the equivalent luminance output of 40W – 90W traditional fixtures. To power the fixture, the user has the choice of AA batteries, optional AC adapter or a DV Adapter Plate designed to mount Sony, Canon, Panasonic DV battery packs. Six 1.5V AA batteries install within Croma to provide power from 1.5 to 6 hours, depending on battery type.
To facilitate positioning when mounted on the camera, Croma comes complete with a metal ball head shoe mount featuring a 1/4 x 20 thread. Also supplied with the light is a carrying case and diffusion gel filter kit. An optional baseplate is available for off camera use.