First and foremost the LiteMat Spectrum is truly a LiteMat at heart. Close to 15,000 units are in use worldwide by users at all levels of experience. It’s the preferred choice for quick setups with its ease of use and vast mounting options. LiteMat Spectrum is built on these features and adds full-color capabilities, wide-range Kelvin temperature adjustment, +/- Green correction, full spectrum de-saturation of color, REC-709 color-space compliance, and large-format pixel control. We think technicians are going to love it.
Film schools have even prohibited their students from using LiteMat during lighting instruction because it’s
“too easy to get great cinematic and soft results”
Why LiteMat Spectrum?
During prep time, deciding what gear to use can be a challenge. Because LiteMat Spectrum can adapt to suit nearly any location or stage rig, its a safe choice that can cover those what-if moments. It can also help smooth pre-rigging stages with it’s vast mounting options and flexible color abilities.
During principal-photography, speed is a major consideration. LiteMat Spectrum is lightweight and easily adaptable for practical locations and offers low-impact riggability. It’s also ideal for up-close setups right next to camera. Its wide color gamut easily allows you to augment nearby light or create the perfect white-light relative to the cameras white-balance settings.
Once shooting is finished, this is where LiteMat Spectrum really can be a life saver. Because of it patented color processing engine and “color space compliant” output, colorists have the freedom to color-correct the image with fewer limits or anomalies. Full-spectrum color de-saturation and Rec 709 colorspace compliance saves valuable time and money during the color-grading process by allowing for improved post-production workflows.
An all new approach to dimming.
In order for LiteMat Spectrum to achieve the best and most reliable results, an entirely new and truly modern approach to control was necessary. The PDX dimming method embeds advanced high-voltage LED drivers inside the LiteMat head eliminating brightness variations due to long cable lengths. LiteMat Spectrum allows for up to 200 feet of cable between the head unit and PDX power unit without noticeable output loss.
The Spectrum Platform
The Spectrum platform marks the beginning of a long-lasting and widely compatible system of light fixtures for cinema and television. Our goal is to provide interoperability between Spectrum fixtures from LiteGear along with future and existing development partners such as Chimera Lighting, Skylite Balloon Lighting, and Hudson Spider. User experience is the most important thing for us right now and we think the Spectrum platform, with its unified color-space, control-method and connectivity make it a wise choice for technicians, rental houses and future development partners.