Aputure's Nova P300c Soft Panel Gives Filmmakers A Spark of Color
Aputure makes available its highly-anticipated new soft panel.
The Nova P300c is a 300W RGBWW LED soft light panel that packs some serious color. RGBWW combines red, green, blue, tungsten and daylight chips into a single fixture that can dial in a wider color spectrum than an RGB light alone. When it comes to creating visually distinct color palettes RGBWW fixtures can offer unique lighting setups.
The previously introduced Nova 300Pc covers 90% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut, which is larger DCI-P3 and significantly wider than Rec. 709. It's a color gamut that simply produces more colors with a higher saturation threshold. Aputure claims to offer 9000lux at 1 meter and says the output is comparable to the ARRI Skypanel S30 or Kino Flo Image L80 depending on the mode and color saturation.
Additionally, it comes with an extendable control box that has over 300 gel presets built-in, as well as 15 different lighting effects, including Cop Car, Lightning, Fire, and Paparazzi, saving you time on set. The soft panel offers user programmable presets, and better yet, it's compatible with the Aputure lighting control system, Sidus Link.
The Nova P300c can be powered through 4-Pin XLR DC or via battery. A 90Wh battery is expected to provide roughly 90 minutes of runtime. Other features include onboard 5-Pin DMX512 inputs and outputs, a built-in internal ballast, a handbrake-locking yoke with 360° tilt, and accessory slot.
Price & Availability
Aputure says pre-orders will start May 27th for $1,699 as a standalone, or with a case for $1,899.