Arri Adds Fresnel to Orbiter Line

Combined with Orbiter’s Arri Spectra light engine, the optical system is well suited for cinematic applications, broadcast studios and live productions.

Arri has added the Orbiter Fresnel lens to the pool of Orbiter optics.

Combined with Orbiter’s Arri Spectra light engine, the optical system is well suited for cinematic applications, broadcast studios and live productions. 

Creating a precise light spot with a soft single shadow, the new lens delivers true Fresnel output with a real Gaussian field of light. The light output of Orbiter with Fresnel lens is comparable to that of the Arri L-Series L10 and True Blue ST2/3 with 2K tungsten bulb.

Fresnel lighting character works best with a large aperture and a wide zoom range. Despite its large aperture, the Orbiter Fresnel lens housing is compact (13.4" x 15" x 14.6") and lightweight (9.5 pounds). Its lens diameter of 11.2" equals that of the True Blue ST2/3 and T5. The large zoom range is 15°-65° fully motorized and can be precisely positioned while being controlled locally via Orbiter’s Control Panel or remotely by DMX/RDM or IP based (ArtNet or sACN).

Equipped with a display, status LED and high-resolution encoder, the Orbiter Fresnel lens offers information that is easily accessible. The display backlight can be adjusted, and status information and zoom angle are available via the metadata for maintenance and postproduction needs.

Orbiter’s Quick Lighting Mount system allows the Orbiter Fresnel lens to be mounted safely and quickly. Arri accessories such as 4- and 8-leaf barndoors can be added to the lens to enable a perfect cut. Physical gels can also be used in addition to the 300+ preprogrammed gels available for Orbiter.

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