Rotolight begins shipments of Anova Pro with enhanced feature set

Rotolight has announced its recently launched Anova Pro LED studio and location light has started shipping.

The Anova PRO features five industry-first features, including:

  • CineSFX provides a powerful arsenal of customizable cinematic lighting effects
  • FX Slave enables the CineSFX  effects to be slaved to up to 512 third party light sources in real time with zero latency to create powerful lighting effects for large scale productions
  • True Aperture Dimming calculates and displays F-stop for a subject at a given distance
  • Designer Fade provides custom fade up/down production effects
  • High Speed Sync Flash (HSS) provides a powerful HSS flash with zero recycle time at 150% of the maximum continuous light output for traditional photographic workflows

CineSFX is a powerful suite of customizable lighting effects for television production and film applications. These include all the common lighting effects that gaffers and DOPs are frequently required to recreate on set, from fire, lightning, TV, film, neon and spark simulation, to more novel effects, such as police, paparazzi and gunshot visual effects.

By eliminating the need for legacy ‘flicker box’ workflows, the Anova PRO’s CineSFX saves significant time and cost whilst providing powerful lighting effects for use by independent productions, broadcast/television studios and filmmakers. Each effect is completely customizable and features a digital display, enabling precise reproduction of complex lighting effects. CineSFX can also now be used with a wired remote trigger for wireless control enabling DOPs to easily sync effects into their productions.

Utilizing Anova PRO’s new FX Slave feature enables up to 512 third party light sources (including previous generation Rotolight Anova lights) to be ‘slaved’ via DMX. The light sources are able to be controlled directly by the single Anova PRO to deliver the specified CineSFX mode but with no latency, and at the same intensity and colour temperature. This allows detailed lighting effects to be reproduced with ease for large scale productions and feature films, as well as for smaller scale productions, whilst enabling studios to add to the existing functionality of existing lighting systems by adding Anova PRO to their inventories.

Visual effects veteran Stefan Lange (Skyfall, Batman, Tomb Raider), said: “The CineSFX mode that’s built into the Rotolight Anova PRO is an advantage to any production. It’s fast – it doesn’t matter if it’s a feature, a drama or a documentary, there isn’t a job I wouldn’t take it on.”

The Anova PRO represents the next generation of the Rotolight’s Anova family and is the 2015 winner of the Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) Seal of Approval Award. The bi-colour LED system light is ideal for use in television studios, filmmakers and on location. 43% brighter than its predecessors, the Anova PRO features a revised yoke design and new flash sync trigger input for camera shutter release synchronization.

Through its unique AccuColour LED phosphor technology, the Anova PRO delivers exceptional colour rendering (CRI:96+) and scores in the highest category on the independently-tested Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI). Other unique features include True Aperture Dimming, which calculates and displays your F-stop at a given distance, as well as Designer Fade and High Speed Sync Flash (HSS) for traditional photographic workflows, the first continuous bi-colour LED light on the market to offer this unique capability.


IBC will also see the debut of the new Rotolight Anova PRO ‘soft’ optical light shaping diffuser, which creates a single uniform light source with a soft light output, making it perfect for interviews or portraiture.