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Rotolight Wins Third Consecutive Bid With Italian State Broadcaster, RAI

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RAI joins a number of leading broadcasters around the world including BBC, Sky and, most recently, ITV who used over 30 Anova PRO 2s on hit show 'Dancing on Ice'.

The number of Rotolight LEDs being utilised by RAI across their studios and ENG teams now totals 225 lights overall; placing their third order in under 18 months. Seeking state of the art LED lighting technology, RAI has recently integrated Rotolight AEOS LEDs into its workflow, the AEOS joining RAI's existing collection of Anova PROs, AEOS two-light kits and NEO 2 three-light kits.

"RAI had an incredibly strict technical requirement for their LED lighting kits. Having evaluated several lighting manufacturers, the Rotolight Anova PRO, AEOS and NEO 2 kits were found to represent the very best in terms of value, quality and functionality all-in-one," said Mauro Turchetta, sales manager for BluTek, one of the leading broadcast integrators in Italy, specialising in the supply chain of new media and post-production equipment.

Producing a wide range of content including dramas, documentaries and sports programming as well as news, RAI shares lighting equipment across several production and ENG teams who shoot both on location and in studio. Assembled and hand checked in the UK at Pinewood Studios, the Rotolight range offers superior build quality and protective cases for multi-light kits suitable for any environment.

Under constant pressure to deliver a large variety of high quality content to a global audience, RAI requires flexible and dependable equipment for on location shooting, without compromising on power. The Rotolight range delivers innovative, industry-first features, providing RAI with a variety of tools to enhance shooting for both documentaries and dramas such as Designer FadeTM for custom fade up/ down effects for transitions. In addition, all Rotolight LEDs come equipped with an industry-first suite of CineSFXTM; a collection of built-in, customisable lighting FX for filmmakers and broadcasters. Designed in conjunction with VFX veteran, Stefan Lange '(Skyfall', 'Batman', 'Tomb Raider'), CineSFXTM allows for the simulation of lighting effects such as lightning, fire, gunshot or paparazzi with randomised patterns for a more realistic effect.

Minimising the amount of batteries RAI's OB teams must carry on location, Anova PRO delivers industry-leading energy efficiency at a mere 48W consumption; lowering operating costs whilst still providing a powerful output that exceeds RAI's minimum output requirement by nearly 50%. Rotolight has since released the Anova PRO 2 which delivers 70% more output than its predecessor, an incredible 10,700 lux at three feet, whilst also providing the best-in-class power to consumption ratio at only 72W.

The amount of time and money spent on post-production is also minimised thanks to excellent colour reproduction (CRI 96, TLCI 91) as a result of Rotolight's AccuColourTM phosphor technology.

RAI will be using the AEOS kits in their latest Radiovision studio, and on productions worldwide in regional offices including Cairo, Beijing and Moscow, as well as throughout Italy and Germany. For more information on Rotolight's award-winning product range and how they can enhance your production, visit them at IBC at stand 12.G48.

This article is also available in the September edition of Broadcast Film & Video. Here.

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