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#1 andrew ward

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:59 PM

What happens if you remove the intensifier or diffusion panel from the front of an Arri Skypanel?
Is it a death blast like Cyclops?

Its something to do with blue leds being harmful like an Area 48 or something isnt it?

Just wondering...
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 03:30 AM

It turns off. Usually.

I had some on demo recently and one of them was a prototype which didn't. Presumably the safety switches are actually installed on all the real ones.

They said that it wasn't dangerous as long as you didn't state into them, but I preferred caution. Those are some very, very, very intense points of light in there, and I would avoid looking at them for fear of eye damage.

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:24 AM

Be good to get more punch out of it. Theyre not bright enough.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:37 AM

Personally I prefer non-diffused LED panels. You can always diffuse them; you can't un-diffuse something that's already got basically 216 diff in front of it.

 

That said if you pull the diffuser on a SkyPanel, you'll just get lots of shadows. The emitters aren't in any sense directional.


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