US photographic supplier Fotodiox has introduced an unusual line of LED panels, the Factor Radius series, with a convex shape for a wider angle of illumination.
The rest of the Fotodiox Pro Factor series are conventional LED panels, some round and some rectangular but with a flat illuminating surface. Kelvin Luo, the chief executive of Fotodiox Pro, said in a press release: “The new Factor Radius is an industry first with its wide 180° beam angle, designed for faster setups with fewer lights, immersive VR shooting, and wide-angle shooters.”
According to the manufacturer, the curved shape and wide spread are ‘ideal for permanent studio installations, greenscreen work, rapid-fire setups for news gathering, location-based multi-cam shooting, and more’.
The devices have bi-colour and dimming control, manually and via DMX. They can be powered by battery or with an AC adapter. The new lights were shown off at the NAB trade fair last month. Pricing and a release date have not yet been announced.