Ianiro UK uses BVE 2011 to introduce new camera mounted LED light with variable colou

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New Minima LED light offers the ultimate on-camera solution with switchable colour temperatures, full dimming control and outstanding brightness

Ianiro UK is introducing the new Minima pro LED light, manufactured by Visio Inc. The Minima is a very small unit that weighs a mere 190 grams. Despite its diminutive proportions, the Minima provides an excellent level of output at 100 lm / Watt, equivalent to a 50W tungsten. Uniquely, in a unit of this size, the light offers full colour temperature switching, with 6 settings from 2800°K to 6500°K.

Nick Allen-Miles of Ianiro UK commented: "The Minima is a major step forward for every production on the run. It does away with the need for colour gels to control image temperature, buying the camera team valuable time while reducing the size of their kit bag. But most importantly, the quality of the output is excellent, marrying outstanding brightness with amazing colour accuracy."

The Minima achieves this accuracy by combining red, white and yellow LED lights to form a continuous spectrum with full-range frequency. Low-cost and inaccurate analog circuitry has been replaced by a digital signal microprocessor and a 25k frequency PWM controller. This allows for the colour ratio of different LEDs to be adjusted precisely according to different colour temperatures. Minima's CRI (Colour Rendering Index) can reach above 90% at any colour temperature from 2800°K to 6500°K. Minimum colour shift is guaranteed to be within the range of 3-step dimming.

With the unit featuring 144 individual LED light bulbs, the Minima delivers a pleasant, uniformly soft light that delivers natural skin tones with an excellent 3D effect. Despite the sophistication of its electronics and its powerful lighting output, Minima features a low power consumption design and with a run time of 1.5 hours.

Allen-Miles adds: "In today's media frenzy, time is of the essence. The camera operator is always looking to start shooting fast, with the least possible set up time. And production departments are increasingly calling for footage that can go to air without time consuming colour correction or relighting in post. The Minima can help camera teams capture broadcast-ready, beautiful pictures fast. They can now shoot interview after interview without reaching for spare batteries, gels or reflectors."

The Minima is available from December 2010 from dealers across Europe at an SRP £169.00 / 199 Euros. Visit ianirouk.com for more details. The Minima will be on show at BVE 2011, Earls Court 2.