Chauvet Professional has revealed its new 4.8mm pixel pitch VIP F4 Video Panel.
Featuring cable-free magnetic LED modules and a removable control/PSU box, the new video panels are fully serviceable from the front or rear. The panels can be removed easily from the front using an MT-03 tool, making it practical to install the F4 flat on a wall in permanent installations. At the same time, the ruggedly designed panels also come with road cases for touring applications.
Running Chauvet Professional’s VIP Driver 43Nova Novastar Controller, the F4 offers the ultimate in user-friendly convenience, whether it’s used at a permanent installation or on a tour. The Novastar feature takes video input and outputs it over an Ethernet control system. This allows the video wall to be mapped without a computer. The Novastar protocol can be used to scale video output, adjusting colour, brightness and other parameters.
The magnetic tiles are easily removed using Chauvet Professional’s MT-03 tool. An advanced Memory on Module design ensures that when a panel is swapped, the replacement will match its brightness and calibration. The new F4 panels are not only service-friendly, they’re also easy to install. Their screw-less front masks allow users to install them by hand, using a clip-on design
“We designed the F4 to reflect the diverse range of ways video walls are used today,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “The panels are equally at home in all markets and can be controlled without extra equipment, making them more convenient for all end-users. The panels are also extremely versatile. Our goal was to create a panel that excelled in the widest range of possible applications.”
The new F4 has 21,632 RGB SMD 3528 black body LEDs that produce high contrast images. Its 140° viewing angle and 1500 NITS illuminance ensure that its output will be vivid and crisp from any perspective at a range of ambient light levels. Its minimum viewing distance is 13 feet (4 metres). A display refresh rate of 3,840 Hz helps to ensure that it will perform well in a variety of applications, including broadcast. The panels can also be rotated 90° to create special shapes.
Although ruggedly constructed with die cast magnesium frames, the new F4 panels are extremely lightweight, making them easy to transport and install. That’s good news for touring companies and integrators, who are likely to see this breakthrough video panel quite often in the future.