A new Orbiter LiOS2 software update has been introduced by ARRI with the idea of improving synergy between motion picture lighting and camera. Three new operation modes are available including Sync Mode, Cue Mode, and Optics Auto Adjust to allow crews to work and cooperate faster and smarter. The update also includes new languages, additional preinstalled gel filters, and network enhancements.
Exact timing is key for transitions and Cue Mode enables precise lighting control right on the spot for key lighting parameters. Besides variable timing and working options, the new Cue Mode even allows for fluid and easy light changes in different lighting modes. The transition can be selected from five different options, already known from SkyPanel.
The Optics Auto Adjust Mode offers color stability with any optic and any focus. Utilizing the accessory recognition of Orbiter’s QLM (Quick Lighting Mount), the ARRI Spectra light engine is modified to maintain color stability no matter which configuration is used, including textiles such as Softboxes or Domes, a reflector in Open Face or lenses such as the new Orbiter Fresnel Lens. Also, with Orbiter’s new Fresnel Lens, LiOS2 ensures the color rendition across its entire zoom range.
The values of the integrated color sensor in Orbiter can now directly be selected from color modes like CCT or HSI in LiOS2 assisting in the matching of ambient light. Network and remote control are available via the new DMX Mode Spec V5 which allows for more convenient network operation and additional features within the LiOS2 update. For example, the zoom range of the Orbiter Fresnel lens can be operated, allowing for Extended Color Control (ECC) to be directly available. Learn more about the new features with the LiOS2 update and download here: www.arri.com/lios