LiteGear introduced the Spectrum OS2 software update at their July 15 product launch event. Spectrum OS2 builds upon the unique functionality of LiteMat; thin, lightweight, rig-anywhere system, and provides full spectrum output that is a giant step beyond the traditional bi-color Hybrid systems by bringing improved stability, added enhancements, and new features.
Spectrum OS2 provides the tools needed to create your best work, making it easier than ever to adjust the CCT, accent color, and saturation parameters. “Spectrum OS2 is a giant leap forward for the LiteMat Spectrum products,” says LiteGear CEO, Mike Wagner. He adds, “This is the first major software update that LiteGear is releasing for one of our products and it is truly amazing.”
The redesigned interface is feature-filled and intuitive, making Spectrum OS2 standout from other dimmer systems available today. “I think people are really going to love it. The new user interface and innovative features make LiteMat Spectrum easier to use, adds greatly expanded DMX control for console programmers, and provides useful local control options,” says Wagner.
Gradient Mode highlights the long list of new Spectrum OS2 features. “Gradient Mode is the hallmark feature we are proud to bring to market,” says Executive Chairman, Al DeMayo. “It offers simple control of multiple pixels from local or DMX operation.” The feature allows control of up to 12 pixels by simply setting the first and the last Large Format Pixel. The calculation is automatically done using one or more parameters such as intensity, CCT, tint, saturation, and accent color. The middle pixels are averaged to values between first and last, creating gradual transitions of one or more stacked parameters in real-time.
“Gradient Mode is going to help out users who have simple slider consoles or something similar,” says veteran lighting programmer, Scott Barnes. “They are going to be able to create some great looks with Gradient Mode without the hassle of having to use big consoles with a lot of profiles or channels. That’s amazing.”
Spectrum OS2 also includes 23 new DMX personalities which give massive amounts of control for console programmers. Among others, the RGB DMX personalities enables mixing of your own color via the console by either simple RGB parameters or with the option to set your white point. These modes make Spectrum a powerful pixel mapping fixture with all the physical advantages of a LiteMat.
A simple yet effective feature, Audition allows the operator to easily turn the fixture output off and on with the press of a single button. Audition brings the common task of “sampling” a light’s output into the hands of the user by turning the fixture off and on in order to gauge its effectiveness without having to change the current intensity or color.
Parameter presets offers six pre-set values each for CCT, accent color, and saturation. Quickly select common color settings with the press of one button. Parameter presets streamlines the lighting workflow by eliminating scrolling through values. The user can also replace the factory parameter presets with custom selections.
With an emphasis on local and hands-on operation, the Spectrum OS2’s Cue Playback places up to four “looks” at your fingertips. Cue Playback has the ability to record the entire output including intensity, CCT, tint, saturation, and accent color. Easily hold, bump and flash the output when the actor hits a mark or swap to a brighter look when the talent opens the door. Cue Playback brings powerful hands-on operation to the on-set lighting technician.
Additional features include Nudge Control (quick parameter adjustment using screen-side buttons), CurrentSense (enables limiting power consumption for battery use), RDM Implementation, DMX Transmit Mode, and a DMX Streaming Monitor. Other enhancements have been made such as improved color science and tint function, ballast status visibility, enhanced low-light color consistency, and much more. Spectrum OS2 is compatible with all Spectrum ballasts and can easily be installed, and like all LiteGear products, Spectrum OS2 is backed by our best-in-class support.
“The LiteMat is already one of the most popular set lighting fixtures on the planet, but LiteMat Spectrum with OS2 will make it truly indispensable,” says VP of Sales Paul Royalty.