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AbelCine Magic Hour: Fiilex LED Lighting
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AbelCine Magic Hour: Fiilex LED Lighting

Join us at AbelCine’s Magic Hour, an afternoon mixer that brings tech, communities and craft together over drinks and great conversation.


Join us at AbelCine's Magic Hour, an afternoon mixer that brings tech, communities and craft together over drinks and great conversation. Magic Hour is a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow creatives and experience emerging technology in a fun, unstructured setting.

Our next Magic Hour, on Thursday, March 28, will focus on new fixtures from Fiilex: the Matrix II RGBW and the Q8 Travel. There will be a special lighting demo with guest DP Brandon Haynes, as well as lots of hands-on time for guests to play with the lights. Additionally, AbelCine and Fiilex specialists will be available to answer any questions. 

Big news: we'll be raffling off a P360 Pro Plus at this Magic Hour but the winner must be present!


This Month's Technology Focus

Fiilex Matrix II RGBW

The Matrix II RGBW brings full-color control to Fiilex's Matrix line of soft-source LED fixtures. The Dense Matrix LEDs in the Matrix II RGBW boast multi-wavelength color groups. While other manufacturers have single chips in their array representing a hue range, Fiilex has designed its array with multiple custom chips covering a specific hue. Each chip outputs a specific portion of the hue wavelength and, when combined, produces a broader and deeper range of hue than other fixtures are capable of.

The Matrix II RGBW fixture draws 340W of power and produces an equivalent output greater than a 1K tungsten soft light. This output is generated by four Dense Matrix LED clusters that are set into a custom-designed reflecting chamber and enclosed by a layer of diffusion. With its four LED sources, the Matrix II supports additional optics and accessories that can easily reshape the fixture’s illumination.

The Matrix II is also available in an alternate Tunable White model. The Matrix II Tunable White and the RGBW both have an improved mechanical design, smoother dimming down to 0%, magenta/green hue adjustment, and tunable CCT (2800-6500K and 2800-10000K, respectively).

Fiilex Q8 Travel

The Q8 Travel is a 340W tunable LED Fresnel with best-in-class optical performance. Its precisely designed 8" Fresnel lens produces a smooth light field at all beam angles (12-60°).

The Q8 Travel includes three other key features that address the needs of many film and video productions. First, the tunable CCT and hue enable the Q8’s output to blend seamlessly with existing lighting. Second, the robust construction ensures that the Q8 can withstand rough transportation and rigging conditions. Third, the intuitive LCD display and manual control knobs allow filmmakers to make quick adjustments on set.


Guest DP

Brandon Haynes

Brandon Haynes is a narrative and commercial director of photography, based in New York City, NY. Since 2009, Brandon has been capturing light through his ever-changing lens. Based in his native New York, he is a self-taught visual artist blending the worlds of music, fashion, and sports. His drive to continually perfect his craft, and capture a striking balance of color and shadow, has allowed him to shoot for a diverse array of clients including Hennessy, Uptown, Adidas, Essence, and Google. Learn more at www.bhaynesdp.net


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At the Bench: Fiilex Matrix II RGBW

Matrix II RGBW Punch Light from Fiilex

Q8 Travel LED Fresnel from Fiilex





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