Joining their Creamsource family of LED lights, Outsight is adding some color to their luminaires.
Housing a 80W light engine, the Micro Colour LED, the newest model in the Outsight Creamsource line, updates their diminutive Micro fixture with calibrated red, green, blue and white LEDs, becoming the company's second lighting solution to offer multi-color output.
Last year, Outsight gave a sneak-peek at the original Micro to the ASC just prior to its release at NAB 2017. Both models are designed for portability, placement, and pricing, with the Creamsource Micro available at a base of $995 and the Micro Colour starting at $1,295. Each includes light head, power supply, and threaded 3/8" mounting socket.
The Micro Colour builds on the Micro with independent RGB control, producing CRI and TLCI values that test to above 95 in most cases. With a color temperature range of 2,200K to 15,000K, green and magenta adjustments also dial in for best skin tone.
“After the incredible reception that the Micro bi-colour received when it launched in 2017, we’re extremely excited to bring the Micro Colour to Cine Gear 2018 for its first ever outing,” said Tama Berkeljon, Managing Director, Outsight, in the press release. “This luminaire is a great addition to any lighting kit, offering a powerful punch from such a compact form factor.”
Compact as a fixture for tight areas on a set or stage, the body on both Micro versions is fan-free with passive cooling for silent operation. They are also water-resistant and dust-tight with an IP65 rating (for the main unit). The Micro Colour weighs 3.4kg (7.5lb) without yoke.
The first Micro has a more limited white color temperature range of 2,700K to 6,500K, and, without spectrum, it lacks green and magenta adjustments. While dimensions are very similar, the Micro Colour is slightly bigger than the Micro, measuring at 223 x 207 x 108mm (8.7" x 8.1" x 4.3"). The Micro is 220 x 207 x 105mm (8.7" x 8.1" x 4.1").
At $1,295, the Micro Bender Essential Kit for the first Micro comes with yoking, mount for power supply and one medium angle “lens,” which creates a light spread of 61-degrees from the original Micro’s 13-degree angle at a loss of only 10% total illumination. The newer Micro Colour has a native beam angle of 20-degrees for “maximum punch.” A 100-degree panel can also be purchased.
Compatible with the same diffusion lenses and accessories, two filter rails are provided in front of the panels for these lenses or gelling. Other options include barndoors, cabling, Micro Softbag carrying case, and Micro Yoke mount. The Micro and Micro Colour can also be purchased as Gaffer Kits which give light modifiers and V Lock or Gold Mount quick-release power options.
DoP Choice makes a 40-degree Snap Grid and Snapbag softbox that will work with both Micros. DoP Choice's Rabbit Ears adapter can allow for larger diffusion like the DoP Choice Octa 3' or Octa 5' softbox.
With flicker-free operation to more than 5,000fps when using a High Speed Mode, a trigger input connects the light to the camera shutter for flashing and strobe effects through optional $495 Flashbandit sync box.
Shipping on the Micro Colour is scheduled for July. The company also offers the much larger 1x1 Mini, Doppio and Sky models in the Creamsource family. The Creamsource Sky was the first from Outsight with color options.
Outsight, based in Australia, has been used on a number of feature films, including the recent Alien Covenant, Ghost in the Shell, Thor: Ragnarok, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the upcoming Aquaman.