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Rotolight, Sekonic Confirm Partnership

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Sekonic Corporation, Light Meter International Sales Department, and UK-based manufacturer Rotolight have announced a new collaboration.

Earlier this year, Rotolight set out to create a new advanced on-camera LED system called NEO. Using the new Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster in their phosphor chemistry design process, the company was able to develop an advanced formulation, which delivers exceptional color rendering results (AccuColour LED lighting technology) in the Rotolight ANOVA and the latest NEO LED luminaires.

Sekonic Corporation recently launched the C-700 SpectroMaster series. Optimised to measure LED lighting in addition to all types of light sources, the C-700 measures, analyses and reports the true color temperature and specular characteristics of a given light source including LED, HMI, Tungsten, Florescent, Electronic flash and Natural light spectrums.

When Rod Gammons, Chairman and Inventor of the Rotolight Products, discovered the Sekonic C-700, he knew he had found the tool he needed to accurately measure and monitor his development of the AccuColor LED Lighting System. In a recent online video interview, Rod said: "NEO achieves outstanding color reproduction with an overall CRI (color rendering index) of Ra=95.6, skin tones at CRI=99 and TLCI of 91(Television Lighting Consistency Index). NEO's exceptional performance has been designed for today's Cinematographers, DOP's and Photographers who are capturing both HD and 4K, and who demand the greatest control and accuracy of color. Now this type of control is possible with great tools like the Rotolight NEO and the Sekonic C-700."

The release of the Sekonic C-700, and working with color accurate lights like Rotolight NEO, means it is possible to achieve true color results on set, quickly and accurately, with ease.

Stefan Lange, DP and Visual FX Artist (credits include: Batman / Notting Hill / 7x Bond Movies), was recently interviewed on set at Sony's Digital Motion Picture Centre in Pinewood Studios London. He said: "Throughout my career I have measured light with Sekonic equipment. The new Sekonic C-700 SpectroMaster takes the guesswork out of measuring colour temperature on set. Using the clever graphic interface of the C-700 I can easily read and manage the array of hues in a scene and then dial in the colour to my Rotolight NEOs and ANOVAs. It's a great combination. The C-700 is really valuable in a controlled studio environment – priceless on a 'run & gun' location when the camera just can't tell you everything you need to know.

"Rotolight NEO is my new 'go-to' choice of lighting. Small enough for tight spaces but powerful enough for a multitude of situations. With the built in CineSFX functions, it can replace otherwise time and budget consuming equipment and bring to the set sophisticated lighting effects which would often have been unaffordable. Cable-free, cool to the touch and light enough to easily hang or hold, the Rotolight NEO really speeds up lighting on-set or on location."

Rotolight and Sekonic are collaborating on mutual sales and marketing to develop a wider awareness of the importance and need for color control and accuracy.

Yasuko Kuroi, Sekonic Product Manager, said: "We are very excited to work with Rotolight and we are honored to be an important part of helping to create better lighting systems."
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