At this week's upcoming Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, UK LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix will launch the latest version of its Db1, a revolutionary new hybrid video and lighting projector that harnesses i-Pix’ proprietary Light Valve Video Projector (LVVP) technology.
At the company's stand B23 in Hall 11, visitors will be able to witness how LVVP unites two distinct elements of visual technology - the power of a soft edged wash light, driven by both DMX (intensity and strobe) and video (HD 1080p or SDI) inputs.
Chris Ewington, inventor of this and other technologies like the PixelLine LED batten and BB series’ LED wash fixtures, says: “Db1 is a truly immersive experience that is full of creative potential. So if you are bored with the same old ideas being recycled … then the Db1 is for you!”
The Db1 light valve projects a light forward from the screen in a defined, soft-edged beam. It is not a wide-angled beam or a video projector - the beam of light is more like a traditional washlight.
Colour and beam control are refreshed at 60Hz, enabling fast and dynamic beam patterns to be projected without the inertia inherent in moving lights. The Db1’s beam is projected at a right angle to the surface of the fixture, and by tessellating the array, beams become even more pronounced and clearly defined as the system is scaled.
As with all i-Pix products, the Db1 has been engineered to be used day-in-day-out in arduous and extreme conditions and to withstand the rigours of the road.
For maximum flexibility, various rigging permutations – both portrait and landscape - are possible via an array of user-friendly quick release camlocs and a range of high quality dollies, yokes, tilting mounts and other floor based solutions that will be available in the initial rigging range.