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#1 christian mann

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:20 PM

hi everybody,

could someone please explain me trhe difference between a compact and a par ?
thanks!
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#2 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:31 PM

I'm assuming you're talking about Arri heads. The Arri Compacts are a series of HMI fresnel lamps that use single ended globes and are much smaller in size to the original Arri HMI fresnel range.
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#3 christian mann

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:20 PM

okay.
so the par is much stronger than a compact, right? is there any rule of thumb that a par is x times stronger than a par?
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#4 Marque DeWinter

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 09:08 AM

It depends on which par your comparing to which fresnel. A 1.2k par is going to output more light than a 1.2k fresnel because the lens is going to cut some of the light. The difference is in the spill. The fresnel is going to focus the light more.

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