LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix has is launching the latest version of its Db1 hybrid video and lighting projector at Prolight + Sound this week.
The Db1 uses i-Pix’s proprietary Light Valve Video Projector (LVVP – Technology), which combines 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 such as the PixelLine LED batten and BB series’ LED wash fixtures, commented: “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 wash light.
Colour and beam control are refreshed at 60Hz, enabling fast and dynamic beam patterns to be projected. The Db1’s beam is projected at a right angle to the surface of the fixture, and by tessellating the Db1 array, beams become even more pronounced and clearly defined as the system is scaled.
Ewington added: “We see this as a new and distinctive layer that can be added into visual designs as the Db1 will work comfortably alongside pre-existing technologies yet producing a completely new and unique effect.”
The Db1 is engineered to be used day-in-day-out in arduous conditions, and offers flexibility with various rigging permutations, both portrait and landscape, in multiple applications.