ARRI Unveils New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update for Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera

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ARRI unveiled a new LiOS2 software update for the Orbiter LEDs fixture, which will enable better workflows for modern productions, as three new modes of operation (Sync Mode, Cue Mode and Auto Optics Adjustment) establish new possibilities for teams to work and cooperate faster and more smartly. The update also includes new languages, additional pre-installed freeze filters and network improvements

Time matters for every production, and with LiOS2 sync mode, light output can be triggered when and how the camera needs it. This LiOS2 automation is designed to free up the crew for true teamwork. Sync mode enables or changes lighting settings in sync with camera frames. Even the frame brightness or CCT range can be changed to accommodate new creative ideas.

Exact timing is essential for capturing dynamic images and Cue mode allows precise control of on-the-spot lighting. Each operator can adjust the key lighting parameter in time and accurately. Along with variable timing and job options, the new Cue mode allows for smooth and easy light changes in different lighting modes. The transition can be selected from five different options, already known from SkyPanel.

Auto Lens Adjustment mode provides 100% color stability with any lens and any focus. Utilizing accessory recognition of Orbiter’s innovative QLM (Quick Lighting Mount), the ARRI Spectra lighting engine is modified to maintain maximum color stability regardless of the configuration used, including textiles such as Softboxes or domes, an open face reflector or lenses such as the new Fresnel Orbiter lens. Additionally, with Orbiter’s new Fresnel lens, LiOS2 guarantees color rendition throughout its zoom range. It gives the film crew time to focus
on other important parameters.

ARRI LiOS2 Software Update

Image in LiOS2 color sensor mode via ARRI

ARRI believes that native language preference is universal, which is why its new additional language pack supports Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean, making it easier for crew members around the world to use Orbiter.

Orbiter’s building blocks are more advanced and capable than any other ARRI light. Expanding the Gel Library with LiOS2 continues our commitment to Orbiter’s powerful feature set and options. Orbiter built-in color sensor values ​​can now be directly selected from color modes like CCT or HSI in LiOS2. Adapting ambient light has never been easier, allowing for final manual adjustment if required.

Meanwhile, network and remote control are becoming essential to more productions than ever, and the new DMX Spec V5 mode enables more convenient network operation and additional functionality in the LiOS2 update. For example, the zoom range of the Orbiter Fresnel lens can be used, which provides direct access to Extended Color Control (ECC). Of course, all elements are also addressable via RDM.

Click here to learn more about the full range of possibilities with the LiOS2 update and click here to learn more about its various accessories.