(Las Vegas NAB Show, Nevada--April 9, 2013) ARRI introduces a new fixture from the award-winning ARRIMAX/M-Series, thus completing the range between 1,200 W and 18,000 W. The M90 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 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. The unit is also focusable from 16° up to 49° 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 9,000 W lamp has been developed by Osram according to ARRI’s specification, very similar in size to the 6,000 W lamp. This new lamp allowed ARRI to design the M90 in a very compact housing, close to the dimensions of the ARRISUN 60. Since the accompanying EB 6/9 kW ballast uses the housing of the current EB 6000 Baby, and existing 6K head-to-ballast cables, the whole system is highly efficient and comes close to the light output of a traditional 12K PAR (with lens), but within the dimensions of a 6K PAR system.
The new EB 6/9 kW sports ALF (Active Line Filter) and CCL (Compensation for Cable Loss) technology, which compensates for power losses even in very long head-to-ballast cables. This new, incredibly small ballast will also be available in a 1,000 Hz version for high speed shooting with minimized flicker.
Visit the M90 and ARRI at Booth # C4337.
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 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
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