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Aputure Expands amaran Sequence With 4 New Fixtures


Aputure Expands amaran Series With Four New Fixtures

The reasonably priced amaran collection from lighting producer Aputure is aimed squarely at fast-paced content material creators and there’s now 4 new additions to the household within the type of the P60x, P60c, the COB 60d, and 60x. The tiny “c” is especially noteworthy as a result of it means full RGBWW shade management is coming to the amaran line with the compact P60c. Get extra particulars on all 4 new lights under.

Not everybody wants the form of output promised within the lately introduced Aputure LS 1200d Pro and we could not all want the steel construct or the elevated weight that comes together with that both.

amaran lights (decrease case “a” supposed) don’t include all of the bells and whistles of their costlier counterparts, however their comparatively reasonably priced price and compatibility with the ever-improving Sidus Hyperlink App doubtlessly make them a helpful selection for an entire group of finances acutely aware filmmakers.

Aputure amaran collection

Following on the heels of the amaran 100x (the “x” denotes Bi-Colour) and 100d lights (d = daylight) these 4 new fixtures develop into attention-grabbing counterparts to the upper priced Aputure Nova and Mild Storm product strains. Not prepared to tug the set off on a Nova due to the worth tag? There’s a P60c for you. LS 60x too costly? Contemplate wanting on the amaran COB 60x.

Rear controls for the amaran P60c. Picture credit score: Aputure

In fact there’s significant variations between the Mild Storm, Nova and amaran product strains and you continue to get what you pay for in some ways. The amaran collection, with a reliance on plastic elements, is available in at a whole lot of {dollars} much less versus the LS or Nova choices and we are going to discover lots of these factors of distinction in an upcoming assessment of all 4 of the brand new amaran lights introduced at present.

For now, let’s check out the brand new P60x, P60c and the COB 60d and 60x beginning with pricing:

  • COB 60d – $169
  • COB 60x – $199
  • P60c – $349
  • P60x – $249
  • P60c 3-light package – $990
  • P60x 3-light package – $719

$349 for the P60c is especially spectacular contemplating you now have entry to a full RGWW fixture with a producer promised 95+ CRI for a number of hundred {dollars}. There was decrease price LED shade fixtures available on the market for some time now, although not from manufacturers I’ve seen on too many movie units personally.

Included gentle case for the P60x/c. Picture credit score: Aputure

amaran P60x/c breakdown

The amaran P60x and c variations each include a extra fleshed out package this time round when in comparison with the 100x/d that lacked a journey case or different included equipment. Each new 60W fixtures embody a gentle case, a small gentle field (pictured under) in addition to a stand mount, and rear mounted Sony NP-F battery plates.

It’s price noting that the size of the P60x versus the c variant are totally different (the “c” is bigger) and thus the gentle field, grid, and gentle case aren’t cross appropriate.

Chances are you’ll discover the dearth of a daylight solely (usually the very best output) P60 fixture and I requested Aputure about this:

We determined to not create a pure daylight amaran P60 panel as a result of we observed that particularly with this manner issue and this kind of consumer, elevated flexibility in shade temperature was a lot most popular, so long as we might nonetheless ship excessive output. With extra customers turning into conscious of the advantages of RGB and full shade lighting, we needed to cater to the number of wants of the trendy creator and filmmaker. We additionally made the bi-color model as a extra reasonably priced possibility for customers who didn’t want the extra superior RGB management, however nonetheless needed flexibility in matching totally different environments. The simplicity of the design additionally permits it to be extra light-weight and compact.

Brandon Le – Product Advertising Supervisor, Aputure

Picture credit score: Aputure

For ease of studying, I’ve mixed the producer supplied lists for each fixtures under with some mild modifying for readability.

Mixed function record for amaran P60x/c:

  • 60W Output Bi-Colour (60x) and RGBWW (60c) Lensed LED Panels
  • 78W Max Energy Draw for Each Fixtures
  • 5,070+ lux @ 1 meter (5600K) for the 60x and 5900 lux @ 1 meter (5600K) for the 60c
  • CCT: 3,200K to six,500K for the Bi-Colour 60x
  • Stepless Dimming from 0 to 100%
  • Sidus Hyperlink App Appropriate
  • Distinctive LED Configuration Creates Extra Natural Shadows
  • Quiet Energetic Cooling System
  • Click on Management Knobs to Cycle CCT & Brightness Presets
  • Constructed-in Lighting FX Results
  • Built-in Sony NP-F Battery Plates
  • Prices Sony NP-F Fashion Batteries
  • Locking DC Enter
  • D-Faucet Battery Operable utilizing “D-Faucet Energy Cable (2-Pin) (Bought Individually)
  • OLED show
  • Software-less Delicate Field with Mild Management Grid (45°)
  • Delicate Field Collapses All the way down to 20cm (7.87in)
  • Three 1/4-20” Mounting Factors
  • Tilting Mounting Assist with Umbrella Holder
  • Delicate Carrying Case Included
  • Working Temperature Vary: -20°C~45°C

amaran COB 60x/d breakdown

This brings us to the 65W amaran COB 60x Bi-Colour and COB 60d daylight fixtures — each with a slender 15 diploma beam angle and Bowens mount. These will be most straight in contrast with the LS 60x/d, though the brand new amaran variations notably don’t have an internally adjustable beam angle just like the LS variations.

Picture credit score: Aputure

I used to be curious in regards to the choice to design the COB fixtures with a 15-degree beam angle and I requested Aputure about that too. Right here is their response:

Reaching gentle, subtle mild may be very straightforward to perform. Because the amaran COB 60d or COB 60x doesn’t have an optimized Fresnel or aspherical focusing lens just like the Aputure Mild Storm product line, we design the Hyper Reflector (Mini) with a good, centered beam angle, to extend the output and farther throw. The amaran COB 60d and COB 60x will also be used with the usual Hyper Reflector included with the amaran 100d or Mild Storm 300d II for a wider beam angle. By designing a centered Hyper Reflector particularly for the amaran COB 60 collection, we’re in a position to give our customers extra choices and adaptability with their lighting arsenal.

Brandon Le – Product Advertising Supervisor, Aputure

Mixed function record for amaran COB 60x/d:

  • 65W Bi-Colour Bowens Mount and Daylight Level-Supply LED Fixtures
  • Producer Numbers: 37,775 lux @ 1 meter (customary cowl – 6500K) and 45,000 lux @ 1 meter for 60d
  • Full Measurement Bowens Mount, probably the most common accent mount in a compact design
  • Bowens Mount Hyper Reflector (Mini): Specifically Designed with a 15° Beam Angle
  • 2700K – 6500K CCT for the 60x
  • Stepless Dimming from 0 to 100%
  • Sidus Hyperlink App Appropriate
  • Included Twin Sony NP-F Battery Plate
  • D-Faucet Battery Appropriate [D-Tap Power Cable (DC 5.5mm) Sold Separately*
  • Locking 19V DC 5.5mm Input
  • 9 Lighting FX: Paparazzi, Fireworks, Lightning, Faulty Bulb,
  • TV, Pulse, Strobe, Explosion, & Fire
  • Ultra-quiet Active Cooling System
  • Click Control Knob to Toggle Through Intensity Presets
  • LCD display
  • 1/4-20” Mounting Point
  • Tilting Stand Mount with Umbrella Holder
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10°C~40°C
Image Credit: Aputure

I am always in favor of more features for less cost and the amaran series appears to be helping to create a lower barrier of entry for filmmakers everywhere. I can’t help but wonder if Aputure might nibble into the sales of some of their own cheaper LS fixtures like the LS 120d MK II with these new amaran COB fixtures, but only time will tell there.

The P60x and P60c are both available to order now and there is no estimate available yet on when the COB fixtures will ship.

As always, we’ll reserve final judgment on these lights until we have a chance to complete a full review.

What do you think? Will you be adding these new amaran lights to your kit in the future or are you most interested in the Light Storm or Nova line? Let us know in the comments below!



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