What is LiteMat Spectrum?
LiteMat Spectrum is the most camera compliant LED light fixture available. It can accurately reproduce any shade of white that the camera considers correct. That can be anywhere between 2,000K and 11,000K with +/- 8 points of tint correction. LiteMat Spectrum can also augment its white light with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum can also improve post-production workflows. It is the first lighting system to be certified color space compliant. That means taking the guesswork out of color mixing for digital cinema. Its unique and patent-pending color processing engine also provides wide color gamut desaturation.
THE GOAL OF SPECTRUM
Maintain the unique functionality of LiteMat: thin, lightweight, rig anywhere, and provide light output that is a step beyond our bi-color Hybrid system.
Hybrid is great under most circumstances, offering the ability to adjust CCT from 2600K to 6000K. Quite perfect for film cameras.
FOR THE CAMERA
When we looked at processes that could make that better, it occurred to us that “better” should be “better for camera.” Especially digital cameras.
Same Benefits, New Features
- LiteMat Spectrum remains compatible with all head-mounted accessories such as PolySkirts, Diffusers, and SnapGrids.
- LiteMat Spectrum still holds the crown when it comes to being one of the lightest fixtures available.
- TrueHybrid begins where our successful bi-color Hybrid system stops.
- Easily apply 100 shades of any color to full spectrum, camera-balanced white light.
- LiteMat Spectrum is the most camera compliant LED light fixture available.
- LiteMat Spectrum can improve post-production workflows with its unique and patent-pending color mixing process.
FULL COLOR CAPABILITIES
LiteMat Spectrum can augment its white-light output with color accents. Saturated color can be delicately added with 100 shades of depth. LiteMat Spectrum offers 360 pure accent colors that can be added with 100 shades of saturation.
KELVIN TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
LiteMat Spectrum is built upon the solid foundation of the Cinema Series color space found in thousands of existing LiteMat and LiteTile fixtures. We added red, green, blue, and amber to augment the Cinema chips and extend the system’s CCT abilities from 2000K to 11000K. The key here is the amber chip. It is simply not possible to achieve the best white-balanced color without it.
LiteMat Spectrum offers adjustable color correction of green or magenta hue. Being opposing colors, green is applied to a light when an unwanted magenta cast is present. The opposite is also true, applying magenta when a light produces an undesirable green cast.
FULL SPECTRUM DESATURATION
Building from the most accurate white point possible, we then developed a method that uses that white point as the method of desaturating color. What is the best method of desaturating a beautiful red, green, or blue chip? The very best full spectrum, color correct, and white-balanced white light color of your choosing.
An all new approach to dimming. In order for LiteMat Spectrum to achieve the best and most reliable results, an entirely new and truly modern approach to control was necessary. The PDX dimming method embeds advanced high voltage LED drivers inside the LiteMat head eliminating brightness variations due to long cable lengths. LiteMat Spectrum allows for up to 200 feet of cable between the head unit and PDX power unit without noticeable output loss.
The LiteDimmer Spectrum DC200 is a 200 watt ballast designed to operate a LiteMat Spectrum light fixture with up to 4 large format pixels each. It is powered by any external DC voltage between 8V and 36V. The integrated OLED display offers important visual feedback, and its included K-Mount offers best-in-class ballast mounting.
Why LiteMat Spectrum?
During prep time, deciding what gear to use can be a challenge. Because LiteMat Spectrum can adapt to suit nearly any location or stage rig, it’s a safe choice that can cover those what-if moments. It can also help smooth pre-rigging stages with its vast mounting options and flexible color abilities.
During principal photography, speed is a major consideration. LiteMat Spectrum is lightweight and easily adaptable for practical locations and offers low-impact riggability. It’s also ideal for up-close setups right next to camera. Its wide color gamut easily allows you to augment nearby light or create the perfect white light relative to the cameras white-balance settings.
Once shooting is finished, this is where LiteMat Spectrum can really be a life saver. Because of its patented color processing engine and “color space compliant” output, colorists have the freedom to color-correct the image with fewer limits or anomalies. Full spectrum color desaturation and Rec. 709 color space compliance saves valuable time and money during the color grading process by allowing for improved post-production workflows.
It all started with white balance. Digital cameras such as the Arri Alexa can often be “white balanced” to any CCT between 2000K and 11000K. It’s even possible to set the camera to compensate for +/- green cast.
In addition to camera-coordinated white light, LiteMat Spectrum can produce saturated color accents. Intended to complement your baseline white, these colors are subtly blended with the balanced white light. This vastly improves the chromaticity of semi-saturated colors with full spectrum, high CRI desaturation (patent pending).
This broad color space is the basis of LiteMat Spectrum. Let the light fixture be able to produce the exact shade of white the camera sees as neutral. So we did: LiteMat Spectrum can produce white light between 2000K and 11000K. And, it too can be set to compensate for +/- green casts such as from automobile windows or available light.
Meet LiteMat Spectrum, the first REC-709 colorspace compliant light fixture available, only from LiteGear.
LARGE FORMAT PIXEL CONTROL
The concept of large format pixel control was born out of the need for an ever growing desire for more granular control of set lighting fixtures on set. LiteMat Spectrum features pixels that are 240mm x 480mm in size allowing you to create compelling lighting effects while remaining simple to operate with just 5 DMX addresses per Spectrum Pixel.
SPECTRUM PIXEL DRIVER
A key feature of the new Spectrum Platform is pixel control. A LiteMat Spectrum 4 is empowered with 4 large format pixels allowing for just-right control of intensity, CCT, color, or +/- green correction. Large format pixel control adds a physical dimension of adjustment allowing you to position a lighting effect without actually moving the fixture. It’s like having 4 individually adjustable lights in one unit.
The Spectrum Platform
The Spectrum Platform marks the beginning of a long-lasting and widely compatible system of light fixtures for cinema and television. Our goal is to provide interoperability between Spectrum fixtures from LiteGear along with future and existing development partners such as Chimera Lighting, Skylight Balloons, and Hudson Spider. User experience is the most important thing for us right now, and we think the Spectrum Platform, with its unified color space, control method, and connectivity make it a wise choice for technicians, rental houses, and future development partners.
LiteMat Spectrum kits
Spectrum kit inkluderer:
(1) LiteMat™ Spectrum, Head
(1) LiteMat™ PolySkirt™
(1) LiteMat™ Diffuser Set, Quarter, Half, and Full “Grid”
(1) LiteMat™ Parasquare® Louver
(1) LiteMat™ LiteMount™
(1) LiteMat™ KitBag™
(1) LiteDimmer Spectrum™ DC200, 200W DC Ballast
(1) LitePower™ Supply, 250W
(1) PDX Head Extension, 25 Feet
(1) Power Supply holder, kMount
Dimensions and weight of the light fixtures
LiteMat ONE 23mm x 292mm x 533mm, 1.2 kg.
LiteMat TWO 23mm x 533mm x 533mm, 1.8 kg.
LiteMat TWO-LONG 23mm x 292mm x 1016mm, 1.8 kg.
LIteMat THREE 23mm x 533mm x 775mm, 2.2 kg.
LiteMat FOUR 23mm x 533mm x 1016mm, 2.9 kg.
LiteMat ONE is 2548 lumens
LiteMat TWO is 5096 lumens
LiteMat TWO-LONG is 5096 lumens
LIteMat THREE is 7644 lumens.
LiteMat FOUR is 10192 lumens
LEDs Per Fixture
LiteMat ONE includes 216 LEDs of each color. A total of 1296 emitters per fixture.
LiteMat TWO includes 432 LEDs of each color. A total of 2592 emitters per fixture.
LiteMat TWO-LONG includes 432 LEDs of each color. A total of 2592 emitters per fixture.
LIteMat THREE includes 648 LEDs of each color. A total of 3888 emitters per fixture.
LiteMat FOUR includes 864 LEDs of each color. A total of 5184 emitters per fixture.