May 22, 2020

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. 

The fixture features a beam angle of 120°, and the color temperature is tunable from 2,000K to 10,000K. It has stepless dimming from 0 to 100 % with the promise of no colorshifting. It uses the industry-standard CIE 1931 color space so it can be matched with other lights. The CRI and TLCI are 95 giving it respectable color rendition, but where it falls on the SSI will tell more of the story.  

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.      

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so an s60 knock off is only bright as a s30? Nanlites MixPanel 150 is cheaper and will be way brighter.

May 22, 2020 at 6:27PM

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Jason
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Actually, it’s not a s60 “knockoff”. The form factor is closer to an s30 and it’s actually 75% brighter than an s30. It pretty close to the brightness of an s60. It has great color reproduction because it implements 5 led diodes instead of 4, like Skypanel does. And the Nanlite is only brighter because it doesn’t have a diffusion panel in front of it, which you kinda need to diffuse otherwise you’ll get a multi shadow effect from the bare led diodes. This light also doesn’t compare to the features that this light has or the build quality. All for a fraction of the cost of other professional LED panels.

May 23, 2020 at 7:01AM

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Bragging about your product after the standard was released 5 years ago really not that hard. Nanlite has an edge lit feature to produce soft light. Nanlite quality is pretty good. Ive had aputure lights and was never a fan of their build quality. Im sure this light will be a big hit with the YT blog boys doing their camera reviews.

May 23, 2020 at 11:09AM

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Jason
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Gotta be kidding me with these prices.

May 23, 2020 at 2:51AM

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Jerry Roe
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Sorry, are you saying the the price is to high, or too good to be true? This light is perhaps the best bang for your buck when it comes to all the LED panels on the market with great color fidelity and build quality. Any of the other comparable panels will run you a couple $1000 more.

May 23, 2020 at 7:06AM

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The Luxli Taiko has this one beat in size, weight, output, power, diffusion options and it's about the same price. I love Aputure, but they were late to the game with this one. Check out the Luxli... https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/05/15/luxli-taiko-review/

May 24, 2020 at 12:08AM

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Derek Doublin
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Just put my house up for sale so I can afford one of these overpriced pieces of garbage.

May 24, 2020 at 3:43AM

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Jerry Roe
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Indie filmmaker who owns a house?

May 26, 2020 at 1:50PM

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Don Goyo
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Aputure makes available its highly-anticipated new soft panel.

May 24, 2020 at 8:03AM

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Hút Bể Phốt Tại Thanh Hóa
Hút bể phốt tại Thanh Hóa | Dịch vụ hút bể phốt chuyên nghiệ
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Don't know why everyone's hating - I think this light is terrific

May 28, 2020 at 8:16PM

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