Kinotehnik made a strong debut in our industry a few years back with their awesome LCDVFe Electronic Viewfinder, and continued to impress with their simple and easy to use LCDVF. However their latest product, the Practilite 602, marks their foray into production lighting. We talked with Steve Manios from Kinotehnik’s main U.S. distributor, Manios Digital, at Band Pro’s One World Open House about the versatile light that you can control with just a tap of your cell phone.
Control With smartphone app
The Practilite 602 comes with an app for smartphones and is Bluetooth capable.This remote function is cost-effective and especially useful for single-person shooters or small crews when a gaffer is not available. Also, it makes documentary shooting and field interviews more efficient as managing the lighting setup and adjustments can now be done with greater ease.
Greater light range
The classic fresnel lens provides greater light range than conventional LED fixtures. This enables wider shot angles and precise light-shaping without losing the LED output power/throw which is typically the case with barndoor-controlled fixtures. This compact and powerful light is designed to gather and throw as much light as possible through its 3.2″ 80mm fresnel lens, providing you with unprecedented size to light output ratio.
Tune color balance or brightness
From tungsten to daylight and any lighting situation in between, you just dial in the matching color balance and tune the brightness manually or from your smartphone.
Flicker free, compact and durable
The Practilite 602 is flicker free, which allows for perfectly lit slow motion shots. The 602 is compact and durable. Its aircraft grade full aluminium CNC-machined construction allows safe, easy and cost effective transportation. The universal AC/DC power supply is internationally adaptable.
The Practilite 602 will be available to ship in January 2016 for roughly $950. They will be available through BandPro.com as well as ManiosDigital.com