New ARRI M90/60 Daylight Fixture Is The Smallest Biggest Light On Set


Last Updated: September 11, 2012 3:54 am GMT
(Amsterdam IBC, Netherlands--September 11, 2012) ARRI unveils a new fixture from the award-winning ARRIMAX/M-Series, thus completing the range between 1,200 W and 18,000 W. The M90/60 introduces a new power class for daylight fixtures at 9,000 W -- exactly half the wattage of the ARRIMAX and just over double the wattage of the M40/25.

Like all M-Series lampheads, the M90/60 is equipped with MAX Technology, a unique, patented reflector technology that unifies the advantages of a Fresnel and a PAR fixture. The unit is open-faced and as a result very bright. In fact, the M90 is brighter than some 12K PARs on the market. The unit is also focusable from 17-55° just by turning the focus knob, producing a remarkably even light field and a crisp, clear shadow. The elimination of spread lenses speeds up the workflow on set and reduces the risk of lost production time due to glass breakage.

To fit this lamphead, a new 9 kW lamp has been developed by Osram according to ARRI’s specification, very similar in size to the 6 kW lamp. ARRI could then design the M90/60 in a very compact housing, close to the dimensions of the ARRISUN 60. Since the accompanying EB 6000/9000 ballast uses the housing of the current EB 6000, and existing 6 kW head-to-ballast cables, the whole system is highly efficient and comes close to the light output of a traditional 12 kW PAR within the dimensions of a 6 kW PAR system.

The new EB 6000/9000 operates on a supply voltage of 110 and 230 V, and sports ALF (Active Line Filter) and CCL, which compensates for power losses even in very long head-to-ballast cables. This new incredibly small size ballast will also be available in a 1,000 Hz version for high speed shooting with minimized flicker.

Visit ARRI at IBC 2012: Hall 11, Booth 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’s engineers and their technical contributions with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.

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