MAX Technology: new ARRI M40/25 - AS40/25 daylight fixture


Last Updated: September 9, 2011 10:29 pm GMT
(Amsterdam IBC, The Netherlands--September 9, 2011) At IBC this year, ARRI will unveil a new fixture from its award-winning M-Series, narrowing the gap between the 1800 W M18 and the 18 kW ARRIMAX. Sporting ARRI's unique, patented MAX Technology, the M40/25 is a lens-less system that combines the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture. The unit is open face and thus very bright, but focusable from 18-52*, producing a crisp, clear shadow. By eliminating the need for spread lenses, the M40/25 speeds up workflows on set and reduces the risk of lost production time because of glass breakage.

The same lamphead equipped with a PAR reflector becomes the AS40/25, replacing the current ARRISUN 40/25. It is lighter than its predecessor, but has the same accessory diameter so that existing lenses, barndoors and scrims can be reused. The M40/25 and AS40/25 fixtures can be operated with 4 kW and 2.5 kW metal halide lamps.

Both lampheads implement the True Blue features ARRI customers have come to value in recent years. Two strong disc brakes keep the lamphead firmly in place even if heavy accessories are used, while the electronics housing is spaced apart from the actual lamp housing to keep temperatures down and prolong the lifetime of components. The units are ruggedized and IP23 certified to withstand rough location handling and weather.

ARRI offers a CCL ballast for use with the M40/25 and AS40/25. CCL means compensation for cable loss, which can be considerable with long head-to-ballast cables: at 100 m cable length only around 3500 W might arrive at the lamp, instead of 4000 W. The new ballast fully compensates for such power losses, ensuring a uniformly high light output regardless of cable length.

The cutting-edge M40/25 and AS40/25 will be joined on the IBC show floor by other recent ARRI lighting innovations, including the L-Series, ARRI's latest generation of LED fixtures.

ARRI booth: Hall 11, Stand # F21

About ARRI:

With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI technologies and continual innovation with 16 Scientific and Engineering Awards.

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