Lighting specialist Rotolight has released its app (iOS/Android) for remote control of its AEOS 2 and NEO 3 LED fixtures via tablet or smartphone, along with new firmware 2.0 for the two models. With its help - similar to ARRI&s Stellar 2 app or Aputure&s Sidus Link - values such as kelvin, brightness, HSI, gels, flash settings and SFX can be adjusted for up to 20 different fixtures from up to 60 meters away.
The app is a virtual replica of the touchscreen located on the back of the latest generation of Rotolights luminaires, facilitating alternate operation by hand and by app. Settings made via app are also immediately reflected on the touch display and vice versa.
With the help of the virtual color wheel, users can select from a color palette of 16.7 million colors including 2,500 filters and then save the presets made. The filter selection includes many different gels and filters such as daylight (D56) or artificial light (D32) or emulations of different filters as well as hundreds of real sampled light sources in "Source Match" mode.
Via app, special effects from Rotolight&s CineSFX suite (fire, flash, TV, shot, paparazzi and much more) can also be selected, adjusted and also saved for a quick next use. In addition, continuous or strobe mode can be enabled as well as power, Kelvin, duration and more can be configured. The new firmware 2.0 has also added a green/magenta function, which can also be accessed via app.
Main features of the Rotolight app
. - Two-way, real-time adjustment between your Rotolight and the app - Adjustment of brightness and Kelvin settings from 3,000-10,000K. - Easy storage and recall of custom lighting presets - Select from a color palette of 16.7 million colors, complete with color wheel and saturation slider - Customize flash settings including power, group, modeling light, flash duration, and Kelvin, HSI, and gel flash settings - Customize and remotely trigger the Rotolight suite of cinematic lighting effects - 2500 classic light gels - Daylight (D56) or tungsten (D32) or emulations of any filter, plus hundreds of real sampled light sources in "Source Match" mode - Instant switching between continuous and strobe lighting from up to 200 feet away - Wireless diffusion control via Rotolight SmartSoft Box (sold separately)