NBCUniversal LightBlade Edge Wins Future’s Best of Show Award, Presented by TV Technology

LAS VEGAS —  NBCUniversal LightBlade Edge, manufactured by Cineo Lighting, Inc., is a recipient of the Future Best of Show Award, presented at the 2019 NAB Show by TV Technology.

Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.

All nominated products are featured in the special Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio World, Pro Sound News and Sound & Video Contractor after the convention.

About NBC Universal LightBlade Edge Series:

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular LightBlade Edge fixtures.  At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlades bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual LightBlade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control.  Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw.  Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.  LightBlades can be integrated into a mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens.

“The Future Best of Show Awards at NAB are in their sixth year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director, content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on superb innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the industry’s top trade show. The list of 2019 winners and nominees shows where media technology businesses are headed.”

Announcing the New NBCUniversal LightBlade Product Series – The Edge at IBC In LCA Booth #12.D39

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.Sept. 14, 2018  — NBCUniversal LightBlade (lightbladeled.com) announced its latest innovation:  the new Edge line of LED production lighting.  The improved modular fixtures provide enhanced user functionality and easy rigging features.  All NBCUniversal LightBlade fixtures – the new Edge, the LightBlade 1K, the Ladder Light, and the LB800 – use proprietary phosphor-converted white light LEDs, as well as phosphor-converted saturated color LEDs, to create a balanced, natural-looking spectrum.  NBCUniversal is showcasing the entire line of LightBlade products at IBC in LCA Booth #12.D39 for demo, rental and sales.

“Our goal is to constantly push the LightBlade technology to deliver the perfect blend of art and science for content creators,” said Jamie Crosbie, Vice President of Studio Services at NBCUniversal.

Individual Blades are the key component to the modular Edge fixtures. At 24″ (610mm) or 48″ (1.2m) wide by 2 1/2″ (64mm) deep, the individual LightBlade bring you both versatility and a low profile footprint that can efficiently and discreetly light even the darkest and tightest corners of your set.

Each individual Lightblade can operate as a stand-alone fixture, with internal AC power supply, control electronics with DMX and Local control. Combining superior white light with innovative full-gamut saturated color technology, a single LightBlade delivers up to 5,000 lumens at an 80-watt power draw. Both 24″ and 48″ LightBlades are among the most powerful linear lighting engines on the market.

The Edge fixtures offer a unique modular design.  LightBlades are integrated into the mounting system to create the Edge 160 (2-Blade) and Edge 320 (4-Blade) fixtures, delivering 10,000 or 20,000 lumens. The LightBlades in the Edge fixture can be set to operate as an integrated light source, or they can operate independently for dynamic lighting effects.

The Edge modular fixtures offer the simplicity of a complete lighting fixture with the flexibility of individual LightBlade control.  Developed in partnership with Cineo Lighting, NBCUniversal LightBlade products are versatile, lightweight, silent and flicker-free, and built to endure the wear and tear of staging and production.

About NBCUniversal LightBlade
NBCUniversal LightBlade is a unit of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

Dartmouth College’s Top Choice for its Media Production Group is Cineo Lighting

HANOVER, NH, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – When the Media Production Group at Dartmouth College built a studio to produce educational content for students, it had the opportunity to custom design the space – from the lighting to a control room. Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and photography industries, quickly made the grade to become the college’s lighting choice on set.

In 2015, the Media Production Group was approved to build a studio that would support the in-house video production department at Dartmouth College, providing custom video support to help departments create promotional, documentary or instructional video programs. Going into the process of choosing the right equipment for the new studio, Senior Producer Jay Beaudoin knew that the size and layout of the studio would impact the design. Located on the second floor, the space measures 35×26 with an 11′ grid height, with two walls of windows that view the north side of the campus. Beaudoin knew early on that they would want to use the windows as a set background, requiring a daylight balanced lighting package. READ MORE HERE…

Cineo Lighting and NBCUniversal to Showcase Innovative Lighting Solutions at LDI 2017

HALF MOON BAY, CA, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and broadcast industries, will co-exhibit with NBCUniversal at Live Design International (LDI) 2017 (Booth 2817). The companies will be featuring Cineo’s new Standard 410white and color soft light, as well as the NBCUniversal LightBlade LED lighting system.

To coincide with the availability of its new Standard 410, Cineo will debut this high-power soft source to LDI attendees. “The new Standard 410 combines Cineo’s variable white-light engine with full Rec. 2020 saturated color lighting system, allowing the user the best of both worlds with no compromise,” says Rich Pierceall, CEO of Cineo Lighting. “The unit features Cineo’s award-winning graphical interface, along with both wired and wireless remote communications for incredible flexibility.”

The NBCUniversal LightBlade combines NBCUniversal‘s decades of production and broadcast experience with Cineo’s award-winning proprietary technologies. The modular approach of the LightBlade system offers a versatile lightweight, low-profile platform that “clicks” together into flexible configurations. The Lightblades combine reference-quality white light with a full gamut of available saturated color, providing a new tool for video production, broadcast and concert touring. READ MORE HERE…

Industry Insights: LED lighting and IP, where the instruments are headed

As part of our lighting design in television coverage and our special Focus on Lighting, we recently had a chance to speak with some of the top lighting manufacturers about changes they’re seeing in the industry and how IP production is impacting lighting.

This broadcast Industry Insights roundtable is the companion piece to our roundtable with lighting designers, which can be read at this link.

Are we in an all-LED world?

“Current data suggests that less than 10% of all production lighting is LED-based. So, the broadcast industry, particularly studio installations are in a transition from traditional sources to LED sources,” said Rich Pierceall, CEO of Cineo Lighting.

“Actually, we’re seeing more willingness to mix our LED and fluorescents. When we first started going LED there was a reluctance to mix. But quality studio light is such regardless of the source,” pointed out Glen Harn, President and Owner of PrimeTime Lighting. READ MORE HERE…

Moving to LED studio lighting? A few things to consider…

Over the past 10 years, LED technology has dramatically improved, changing the way that motion pictures, television and broadcast productions are illuminated. The obvious savings related to power and HVAC, as well as reduced maintenance, make LED the right technology choice.

That being said, there is a wide range of quality between manufacturers, which should not be overlooked when outfitting a studio with LED lighting. Higher-quality LED lighting instruments tend to cost considerably more than the lower-price alternatives. When choosing an LED source for production lighting, it’s important to keep in mind a few key elements that will make a big difference over your adoption of LED lighting.

The first thing to consider is the quality of the light. The refinement and better use of rare-earth phosphors has allowed digital lighting sources to achieve color rendering comparable to legacy tungsten and daylight sources. Several grading systems have been adopted to rate the light quality, and in all cases a higher rating on any of these scales will make a big difference in the captured image being illuminated. If the lighting of slow-motion photography is a requirement, it is important to ensure that the LED source is capable of flicker-free operation at least 10X the desired frame rate. READ MORE HERE…

Cineo Lighting Expands Its European Reseller Network

HALF MOON BAY, CA, OCTOBER 24, 2017Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and broadcast industries, announces new initiative to grow its list of European resellers in response to an ever-growing catalog of lighting technology solutions.

As Cineo continues to grow its leading-edge product line for the film, broadcast, corporate, education and government studio lighting applications, the need for additional distribution channels increased. Until now, the company had distributed its products exclusively through Lights Camera Action Ltd. (LCA). In an effort to meet product demand and expand its relationships throughout the European market, Cineo Lighting is in the process of increasing its list of resellers to include Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands.

“Cineo’s expert reputation made its way across the pond and has given way to new opportunities across Europe,” says Rich Pierceall, CEO, Cineo Lighting. “Our relationship with LCA will remain critical to our continued success in Europe, but as Cineo continues to grow and introduce new lighting technologies, developing additional direct relationships is imperative for meeting customer demands.” READ MORE HERE…

NAB Show NY Keeps Roots While Showcasing Industry Diversity

NEW YORK—Since NAB acquired New York’s annual CCW and Satcom shows beginning in 2014, vendor representation, show programming and attendance numbers have considerably increased. For the 2017 NAB Show New York show, some 74 new vendors were represented and at least from personal observation, the show floor was crowded. Adding to the crowds was the co-location of the AES annual convention.

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The opening keynote address has always reflected a significant priority for primarily the broadcast community. And this year’s opening keynote took matters in a very different direction with “DraftKings, McAfee and the Future of Cybersecurity.” As content creators become more dependent upon cloud-based solutions for collaboration, archiving, storage and delivery, the realities of today’s world require vigilance. Gary Davis of McAfee and DraftKings co-founder Paul Liberman shared insights from the perspectives of both a security provider and content creator. The answer may be a simple one of taking precautions and keeping security software constantly current, yet the concerns are constant. READ MORE HERE…

Cineo Lighting Presents Standard 410 At NAB NY

HALF MOON BAY, CA, OCTOBER 10, 2017Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and broadcast industries, will showcase the Standard 410 (S410)  at NAB NY 2017 (Booth N771). As the next generation of full-gamut lighting technology, the new S410 rounds out the range of Cineo fixtures that provide high-quality, easily controllable light. The Standard 410 sets a new standard for motion picture, television and episodic lighting within an under 27lbs, compact design.

With a 1’x2′ (30cm x 60cm) diffused illuminating surface, this new fixture is ideal for lighting talent, sets and creating saturated color effects. The Standard 410 harnesses Cineo’s award-winning, phosphor-based, tunable white light in combination with a full-gamut RGB lighting system to provide a complete range of lighting options. The four-channel interface provides control locally, using the system’s intuitive graphical control panel, through traditional wired DMX or with the Integrated LumenRadio CRMX bi-directional wireless DMX/RDM control. READ MORE HERE…

CINEO LIGHTING BRINGS NEW STANDARD 410 AND FULL RANGE OF LIGHTING SOLUTIONS TO WFX 2017

HALF MOON BAY, CA, OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Cineo Lighting, a leader in the production of lighting systems for the motion picture, television and broadcast industries, will showcase its new Standard 410 (S410) along with several of its innovative lighting solutions for the house of worship market at WFX 2017.

“Cineo looks forward to attending the largest worship expo in the United States,” says Rich Pierceall, CEO, Cineo Lighting. “Our new Standard 410 lighting solution, along with other products, have various applications for the house of worship market, ranging from general event lighting to broadcast and online streaming scenarios. Cineo’s unrivaled brightness, color quality and control have proven to be beneficial in the design of worship facilities. We encourage WFX attendees to stop by our booth to learn about our newest lighting technology and how it can be applied in their environment.”

Recently premiered at IBC, the Standard 410 boasts a 25,000-lumen output in a chassis weighing under 27 lbs. (12kg.). Rounding out the range of Cineo fixtures that provide high-quality, full-gamut light, this solution sets a new standard for motion picture, television and episodic lighting at a price substantially lower than competitive fixtures in its class. READ MORE HERE…