Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

ARRI X-series benefits exposed at Production Show

News Image
ARRI GB used the recent Production Show at the London Olympia as a platform to expose the benefits of their X-series daylight luminaires.
A full house of LD’s and production staff attended the demonstration, presented by experienced television lighting director, David Lock (pictured).
With the aid of a butterfly net and chimera soft box, the talk explained the benefits of soft lighting in confined spaces.
Advocating the use of reflective rather than direct lighting, David Lock explained that the ARRI X Series — the X2 (200W), X5 (575W), X12 (1200W), 25/40 (2.5K/4K) and X60 (6K)) were the result of the Japanese requirement for a 130° flood, non-lens lamp producing a hard shape.
The demonstration included an illustrated on how much closer this could be operated to the butterfly net to produce the diffused effect, when measured alongside a conventional ARRI 575 HMI Compact, which offers a 55° spread.
ARRI’s X-series is in use in the most diverse areas – in film and television productions, events, in the theatre and in photography.
Elsewhere, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden have recently added ARRI high-grade theatre luminaires to their increase their large-format fresnels rig in two separate batches.
The new lights comprise of two fully automated 4K Compact ARRI HMI fresnels and a further three automated 5K tungsten ARRI Junior fresnels to add to the nine units supplied by White Light last year.
The Junior 5K’s, in this case incorporating dichroic reflectors, are built into a moving yoke with scroller, while the ARRI Compact 4K HMI’s have dimmer shutter and scroller incorporated into the moving yoke.
David Harvey, the theatre’s co-lighting manager, said: “We chose the Junior 5K’s because we only have 750mm of depth in our lighting battens. Furthermore, the colours we wanted to put in our scrollers needed to be looked after, and the dichroic filter will give extended life to the scrolls. Having the units motorised also cuts down on very tight rehearsal and changeover schedules, as well as giving designers more flexibility of multiple positioning during productions.”
The Royal Opera House are now progressively specifying ARRI as their first choice in large format fresnels.
“We opted for ARRI this time because of its superior light output, and the fact you can put accessories — scrollers and shutters — on the front. Furthermore the theatre 4K is virtually leak-proof — there’s absolutely no light spill from front or back,” said David Harvey.

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

ARRI Expands The ARRI Approved CPO Program
ARRI has announced the expansion of the ARRI Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. With immediate effect, the motion picture equipment manufactu
Transvideo And ARRI To Collaborate On StarliteHD 5" OLED Monitor
Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on an adapted version of Transvideo's StarliteHD 5" OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to
ARRI complete contract for top Taiwanese studio
ARRI (GB) have provided the lighting to complete the work by Taiwan’s top media post-production company - the Leader Group - on the country's largest
ARRI Named Official Lighting Provider
ARRI has been named the Official Lighting Provider for the prestigious 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival. ARRI, together with wholly owned su
ARRI Unveils New Accessories
ARRI has introduced new modular, lightweight, and extremely robust accessories for the Sony Venice and Venice 2, which are now available for delivery.
Johan de Nysschen Appointed President And CEO Of ARRI Americas Inc
ARRI has announced that Johan de Nysschen is now leading the ARRI Americas team as President and CEO ARRI Americas Inc. In this position, he oversees
ARRI TRINITY - The Flagship Of The ARRI CSS Range
Curt O Schaller, Product Manager for ARRI Camera Stabilizer Systems, talks about the ARRI TRINITY - the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines c
ARRI Solutions To Become Its Own Business Unit
ARRI is elevating ARRI Solutions to become its own business unit and has established two new senior management positions. The business unit is led by
The ESRA Signs Agreement With ARRI
The École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) recently signed an agreement with ARRI to modernise its equipment and provide specific knowle
New Facility For ARRI Italia Following Expansion
ARRI's Italian subsidiary has relocated to a new office space – complete with TV studio and showroom – due to continued growth in the European market.
Lighting specialist designs ARRI GB's IBC stand
Television lighting director, David Lock, has been entrusted with the design of ARRI GB’s stand at this year’s IBC 2002 show at the RAI in Amsterdam.
ARRI Unveils ARRI LightNet
ARRI has released its latest innovation—ARRI LightNet. ARRI LightNet is a unique new software platform designed by ARRI's Solutions Group to offer sma
ARRI Rental Unveils Two New Large-Format Lens Series
ARRI Rental has unveiled two new large-format lens series—ALFA anamorphic lenses and Moviecam spherical lenses. Both series were conceived and constru
ARRI Lighting Appoints Senior Product Manager
ARRI Lighting has appointed a new member to its team in Stephanskirchen. Effective February 2022, as Senior Product Manager, Ben Díaz strengthens ARRI
ARRI Announce New Singapore Subsidiary
Established in 2008, ARRI Asia-Pacific initially operated from Hong Kong. Fifteen years later, the company has relocated to Singapore to further bolst