Zylight, provider of LED lighting for the film and video production industry, recently introduced the Newz On-Camera Light for use by broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting situations.
A soft yet punchy light is created through a proprietary LED matrix that results in a true color reproduction that is similar to that of the company’s F8 LED Fresnel product line. A soft fallout around the edges comes from the 60 degrees beam spread at full width half maximum (FWHM). Additionally, the white light is fully dimmable and can color temperature can be adjusted from Tungsten (3200K) to Daylight (5600K). There is also a strobe function for DSLR application uses.
The Newz’s exterior features custom barn doors and an articulated arm, both the height and angle being adjustable. There is also a one-touch quick release mount and the option to use a hot shoe accessory for DSLR cameras using the strobe function (hot shoe sold separately).
Multiple Newz lights can be employed due to wireless technology that enables simultaneous remote control. Power is supplied through a world-wide compatible AC power supply, but it can also be powered by a 7.2V or 14.4C camera battery through the integrated D-Tap cable. A water resistant rating of IP53 make this a great candidate for outdoor uses without concern for the weather.
Zylight’s president, Joe Arnao, points out that LED technology offers some major advantages over traditional lighting fixtures. As less power is being used, there is almost no heat being generated and there’s no need for carrying extra bulbs. “What makes the Newz so special is that it acts like a single source fixture and it’s flexible in the field,” he says. “The articulated arm makes it easy to adjust the light’s position, and you can change color temperature on the fly.”
The Zylight Newz On-Camera Light is available now and retails for $429.