All across the world, cameras are turning on and lights are lighting up as production continues to come back in a big, but new, way.
Using the United Kingdom as a sample case, the popular rental house Pixipixel is gearing up for increased production in the coming months by adding 40 of the award-winning Titan X2 and X1 cinematic lights to its inventory.
These big guns from Rotolight represent the state of the art for RGBWW technology and can provide some unparalleled lighting output, color accuracy, and the latest-gen Lumenradio CRMX.
Let’s take a look at these lighting behemoths, as well as explore what this new fleet of lights means for production houses like Pixipixel and the industry at large.
Pixipixel and the Future of the Industry
Looking first at the London-based rental house Pixipixel, one of the more well-renowned rental houses in the UK, it’s fair to say that the industry has found safe, and effective, ways to adjust to production life in the past year as all cylinders are firing.
“We’re very excited to have made a new investment to expand our LED lighting inventory with the Rotolight Titans," said Steve Knight, CEO at Pixipixel. "The Titan X2 panels are packed with numerous features that will be appreciated by cinematographers and gaffers, and the X1s are great for stills photographers and filmmakers. I’m very pleased we have added these to Pixipixel’s offering.”
Pixipixel is a great example of a rental house that serves a variety of needs for any film or video professionals looking to rent innovative equipment in camera, lighting, or grip to help out for shoots ranging from commercials to music promos to television and film.
You’ve possibly even seen some of Pixipixel's gear put to use on TV shows like Behind Her Eyes, I Hate Suzie, and Save Me Too, as well as the feature film The Courier starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Titan X2 and X1 Cinematic Lights
Called “the gold standard” by Newsshooter’s Matt Allard, the Rotolight Titan family of pioneering LED soft lights includes a whole suite of industry-first features. With their SmartSoft™ technology, these Titans let you electronically adjust diffusion, focus, and spread without the cumbersome need for gels.
You also get an incredibly intuitive, fast, and responsive touchscreen display to help manage your light sources and save time on set.
“We’re delighted with Pixipixel’s investment in the award-winning Titan cinematic lights, and look forward to partnering with them to bring them to gaffers and DOPs on their upcoming productions," said Rod Aaron Gammons, CEO of Rotolight. "Pixipixel is renowned for investing in the best technology the industry has to offer and outstanding customer service, so we’re delighted to be joining their arsenal of great products.”
If you’re looking to check out the Titan X2 and X1 cinematic lights to rent yourself, any UK-based filmmakers can check them out on Pixipixel’s site here.
Full specs and pricing for purchase are included below.
- Panel Surface Area: 13.4 x 11.8"
- Variable 68 to 150° Beam Spread, DMX
- Color Temperature: 3000 to 10,000K
- CRI/TCLI: 97/98
- RGB Mode: Hue, Saturation, Intensity
- Dims 0 to 100%
- 110-240 VAC Power Supply
- Panel Surface Area: 25.6 x 11.8"
- Variable 68 to 150° Beam Spread
- Variable Color Temperature: 2800-10,000K
- CRI: 95, TCLI: 98, Skin Tone R15: 98
- Full RGBWW Color Gamut
- Hue, Saturation & Diffusion Control
- On-Board & Wired DMX Dimming from 1-100%
- Local and 5-Pin DMX Control
- Integrated Elinchrom Skyport Receiver
- 110-240 VAC Power Supply