Profoto Pro Daylight 400 Air continuous lighting.
Following last year's introduction of the Pro Daylight Air – Profoto's groundbreaking continuous lighting system that brings creative light-shaping control to video capture for the first time – the Swedish firm is introducing three new additions to the range.
Profoto has added to the range of HMI lights it introduced last year, launching two new Pro Daylight Air heads.
The 200W and 400W versions are "smaller and more lightweight, yet powerful and robust" compared to the Pro Daylight 800 Air, the first product in Profoto's new series of continuous lighting products, launched last year, aimed at image-makers wanting to shoot both still and motion.
Neither uses a cooling fan, ensuring the lights are "dead silent" in operation, and they can be wireless operated thanks to the units' inteagrated Air system. "But what really sets the Pro Daylight apart from the competition is the compatibility with Profoto's wide assortment of light-shaping tools," claims the Swedish firm, referring to more than 100 lighting accessories, which have only been available to stills shooters previously.
"This means that if you are already familiar with Profoto, you will be able to use your existing knowledge and equipment in a brand new way. Also, those who are used to traditional video equipment will suddenly have the opportunity to shape their light in a way that was simply not possible before."
Profoto is adding a new ballast to accompany the HMIs, proving multivoltage power, adjustable between 50Hz (silent), 100Hz (flicker-free) or 300Hz (high speed) outputs. It automatically senses whether a 200W or 400W head is connected, and adjusts itself accordingly.
Two kits will be available from early May, both including a head and ballast. The Pro Daylight 200 Air Basic kit will be priced £2712 + VAT, while the 400 version will cost £2911 + VAT.
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