Aptolux desires to create video lights ‘for videographers, by videographers.’ The corporate’s first product in pursuit of that objective is the Aptolux MP-1. The MP-1 is a modular lighting system that may change its dimension and form primarily based on a videographer’s or photographer’s wants.
Photographer and filmmaker Alvis Rozenbergs began Aptolux and has spent the final couple of years engaged on creating a modular lighting system that solved the issues he has confronted with lights in his profession. Rozenbergs discovered that lights had been heavy, costly, troublesome to restore and did not do a adequate job filling assorted roles. Enter the MP-1.
The preliminary stage of the MP-1’s improvement included asking greater than 100 videographers from world wide what they wished from professional-quality lights. After a prototype was constructed, one other 500 videographers supplied suggestions and solutions. ‘I’ve been filming for over 10 years now. Capturing in numerous areas has at all times been an enormous a part of the job and journeys between them might be difficult. Carrying baggage with all the mandatory tools or having to make the selection amongst all lighting choices wasn’t at all times simple, so I made a decision to construct transportable and versatile video lights myself,’ mentioned Rozenbergs.
The Aptolux MP-1 includes as much as six lighting panels that may be adjusted to kind completely different sizes and styles. When disassembled, the MP-1 is concerning the dimension of a lunchbox and might simply be match right into a backpack. When in use, the MP-1 guarantees high-quality bi-color, RGB and animated lighting results.
The six panels are every 20W mild sources, so mixed within the full six-panel equipment, the MP-1 delivers as much as a 120W mild supply. The MP-1 is designed to switch widespread lighting panels included small and medium panels, mild sticks, strip mild (as much as 140cm or 4.6′), ring lights and even massive lighting panels. Every panel is 2000 lumens shiny. The adjustable shade temperature ranges from 3000 to 6000K, and shade accuracy is rated at CRI 96, TLCI 97. Extra options embrace 0 to 100% dimming and 30 animated lighting results.
The Aptolux MP-1 is on the market now for preorder till November 18. The starter equipment is $300 and consists of two panels. A four-panel equipment is $600 and a six-panel equipment is $850. The early chook costs are 40% off the eventual retail value. Completely different lighting equipment are within the works, together with a diffuser, honeycomb grid, removable lens array, wi-fi management adapter, softbox mount, mounting plate, c-stand mount, and bracket. For extra info, go to Aptolux.