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Aputure exhibits off new MC Professional and MT Professional RGB lights

Aputure not solely introduced the LS 600c Professional (watch our interview right here) at NAB 2022, however additionally they previewed prototypes of a brand new small tube mild, the MT Professional, and an improved model of their small enterprise card-sized RGB mild, the MC Professional.

On the final NAB in 2019, Aputure revealed their tiny business-card dimension RGB mild, the AL-MC. Since then, the MC has been a staple in all types of productions, from set dressings to including splashes of coloration to Youtube backgrounds.

3 years later, Aputure is again with an replace to the MC, together with the addition of a brand new excessive finish RGB tube mild.

Aputure MC Professional

Within the interview at NAB 2022, Aputure’s Ted Sims stated the MC is the world’s smallest pocket-size LED mild with full RGB. They’re magnetic and have wi-fi charging, which helps with each mounting them shortly in addition to charging a collection of MC lights in a cost case with out cables.

Aputure MT Professional and MC Professional RGB lights. Picture credit score: CineD

MC Professional Specs

The brand new MC Professional has some updates that make the little mild much more enticing:

  • 40% brighter output than the unique MC.
  • A narrower beam angle, which mixed with the upper output offers the MC Professional 3x larger luminous scores than the unique MC, based on Ted sim.
  • An expanded coloration temperature vary, now from 2000-10,000 Kelvin.
  • Magnetic entrance permits fast, snap-on diffusion or grid plates.
  • Is totally RGB tunable and might produce over 1 billion colours.

Like the unique MC, the MC Professional is Sidus Hyperlink suitable, which suggests it may be managed wirelessly together with all of Aputure’s different Sidus-compatible lights.

Aputure MT Professional and MC Professional RGB lights. Picture credit score: CineD

Presently, there isn’t a launch date or perhaps a worth estimate for the MC Professional, and it’s not obtainable for NAB present guests to take a look at but. So the MC Professional in its present kind is just a preview of what they’re engaged on, and it might change throughout manufacturing.

Aputure MT RGB Tube Mild

Earlier than he exhibits off the brand new MT RGB tube mild, within the interview Ted Sim offers some context for the amaran collection of lights that Aputure has not too long ago launched, such because the versatile panels, tubes, and the amaran 100-series. He defines the amaran lights as innovation for the content material creator group, and never essentially for top finish units. He says they’ve completely different wants, and amaran is for the “content material creator group” with extra inexpensive lights than the tools that’s made for high-end filmmakers.

Aputure MT Professional tube mild. Picture credit score: CineD

So with that stated, the brand new MT tube mild is particularly an Aputure launch, and never an amaran collection mild. Ted says the brand new MT tube mild goals to resolve some points with different tube lights on the market, which is why it has taken Aputure a very long time to launch tube lights after their clients have been asking for them for years.

Aputure MT Professional tube mild. Picture credit score: CineD

MT RGB Specs

The brand new Aputure MT mild doesn’t have a launch date or worth but, however listed below are some specs:

  • 1 foot tube.
  • Based on Ted, that is the brightest tube available on the market, with the best decision pixel mapping, and the quickest results refresh of any tube mild available on the market.
  • Can dim decrease than some other tube mild, however with out seeing the LED pixels. That’s a outcome of a better pixel density with 36 LED pixels contained in the tube.
  • Sidus-link controllable, inbuilt wi-fi DMX, weather-proof.
  • 100 minutes of energy with a built-in battery.
  • Extremely skinny edges on the tip caps, to make them extra enticing as on-screen sensible lights.
Aputure MT Professional tube mild. Picture credit score: CineD

To supply an instance of the distinction between an Aputure and an amaran collection mild, Ted says the amaran tube lights have a consumer replaceable battery, whereas the Aputure MT has a built-in battery. That’s as a result of a excessive finish manufacturing might hire many of those tube lights, and if one mild stops working because of a defective battery, that manufacturing will merely swap out the sunshine and preserve the manufacturing going. However an amaran buyer won’t be buying or renting numerous tube lights, so when one goes down, the amaran buyer will wish to change the battery slightly than swap the sunshine out and let the rental home cope with it.

Aputure MT Professional and MC Professional RGB lights. Picture credit score: CineD

Lastly, Ted emphasizes that the distinction between Aputure tube lights and different manufacturers is that Aputure has invested closely within the software program, with their Sidus Hyperlink app. They wish to make the lights straightforward and intuitive to manage, particularly when combining a collection of lights.

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