Robust Dimming for Film and Television
The number one dimmer used throughout the film and TV lighting industry in Europe and Australia and has been showcased in hundreds of films and TV broadcasts worldwide. The FILMPRO has forged an enviable reputation for reliability and ease of control.
A key element in the design of the FILMPRO is its ease of use and quick set-up. Time is money and the Keep It Simple Stupid principle prevails. The user interface is a simple three-button control panel with up and down buttons and a select button with a front panel screened quick-user guide to the important features. So simple – even for the less-experienced operators.
Four distinct curves are user-selectable to adjust the dimmer output to match different types of luminaire performance. This is important to balance light output across a mixture of lamp styles and lamp ageing. S-Law, Square-Law, Cube-Law and Quad-Law are available and can be selected per output channel, making the FILMPRO extremely useful in these situations.
The on-board circuitry detects the internal temperature of the dimmer and adjusts the speed of the cooling fan accordingly. However, under certain conditions it is essential to stabilise the fan noise output during filming, so a clever feature of the FILMPRO is a constant fan speed setting, that can be accounted for by audio technicians.
The heavy workloads for equipment in this industry, plus the need for robust plug-and-forget black boxes are essential in delivering reliable, fault-free performance where any equipment failure downtime would be financially catastrophic. The FILMPRO has proven its worth many times over and is the obvious choice of production companies for use on their next shoot.