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Visual Effects Veteran Praises Rotolight NEO

Rotolight NEO is an on-camera or location LED lighting fixture designed for the most demanding of professionals. Visual effects veteran Stefan Lange (Skyfall, Batman, Notting Hill) was keen to put NEO’s CineSFX mode through its paces.

NEO’s arsenal of cinematographic special effects (CineSFX) provides customizable creative visual lighting effects for use on set or on location, including Strobe, Lightning, Fire, Cycle, Throb, Police and TV. Each effect is customizable, allowing control of the speed of the effect, peak levels and color temperature.

“The CineSFX mode that’s built into the Rotolight NEO is an advantage to any production. There isn’t a job I wouldn’t take it on,” says Lange.

NEO’s bi-color LED system with AccuColour delivers exceptional color rendering (CRI is 95+) and fast, tunable color on location thanks to its accurate color temperature display (CCT). Powered by six AA batteries, AC, DC or D-Tap, NEO is a powerful fixture (1,077 lux at 3 feet) that provides a gorgeous soft light source and Rotolight’s signature “ring light” effect.

“Before NEO, I would need several lights and filters to modify the quantity and color of the light, as well as specialist boxes and electronics for certain functions. But with NEO, it’s all built into a single unit, and it’s still small enough to fit in my pocket,” Lange says.

“The Rotolight NEO is my new ‘go-to’ choice of lighting—a lamp I take on every production,” Lange adds. “There’s no other light that does so much in one unit.”