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Z CAM ZOLAR Blade 60C Assessment

The Z CAM ZOLAR Blade 60C is the most recent addition to the ZOLAR vary of LED fixtures. The ZOLAR Blade 60C is a 150-watt skinny LED mild designed for use by itself, or in an array. It has six zones for pixel mapping functions. It was first proven at NAB earlier this yr.

Please observe that I used to be reviewing an early model of the sunshine and since that point some points have been addressed.

The ZOLAR skilled LED lighting system was developed by Shenzhen ImagineVision Know-how Restricted, the identical crew that created Z CAM Cinema Cameras. ZOLAR merchandise are claimed to have been developed with profound shade science information, main picture processing algorithms, in addition to digital camera lens and sensor calibration experience. They had been made to ship high-fidelity shade copy and wonderful shade rendition with performances very near pure daylight.

The in-house developed “Self Adaptive Spectral Nonlinear Dynamic Illuminance Calibration System” is claimed to get rid of the inconsistent LED efficiency points. As well as, the ZOLAR mild sequence has been designed in an effort to match all the lights within the sequence with none inconsistencies.

Final yr Z CAM began to department out into making LED lights after they unveiled their ZOLAR 1×1 panel lights that consisted of:

The Z CAM ZOLAR Toliman 30S, Toliman 30C and Vega 30C are all 1×1 panels. It was in all probability a clever choice for Z CAM to launch 1×1 panel lights as an alternative of COB spotlights. COB spotlights using Bowens mounts have flooded the market, however there aren’t almost as many 1×1 panels, at the very least respectable ones. Choices from Litepanels, ARRI, Rotolight, Velvet, KinoFlo and Creamsource are all fairly costly. Lupo, Luxli, and Rayzr 7, at the very least in my view, are the one ones who’re making 1×1 panel lights which might be moderately inexpensive and in addition supply good high quality and efficiency.

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The ZOLAR Blade 60C Blade follows within the footsteps of the Toliman 30S, Toliman 30C, and Vega 30C, but it surely was designed to be a a lot thinner and modular fixture.

In a variety of methods, the ZOLAR Blade 60C jogs my memory of the Kino Flo Diva-Lite 21 LED.

Key options

  • CRI: Ra≥97 (R9 & R12 as much as 95), TLCI≥98
  • Spectral Similarity Index SSI as much as 90
  • 140W energy draw
  • Gentle Weight & Extremely Skinny, edge thickness = 1 inch;
  • IP 65 rated;
  • Multi Panel Configuration: 2×1 Horizontal, 2×1 Vertical, 2×2 Grid;
  • Full RGBAW Coloration Gamut, 2,000-20,000K CCT
  • LumenRadio CRMX, DMX, Cell App management;
  • 6 Lighting Zones with pre-programmed dynamic pixelated eects.
  • Multi Gentle Sync – ZolarLink (wi-fi), fast auto sync grouping
  • Helps Artwork-Internet 4 & sACN (by way of wi-fi connection);
  • Constructed-in Gentle Results for various scene functions

Measurement & Weight

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The ZOLAR Blade 60C has bodily dimensions of 23.6 x 11.8 x 1.8″ / 59.9 x 30 x 4.6 cm and it weighs in at 6.97 lb / 3.16 kg.

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This does make it comparatively skinny and the load isn’t too dangerous contemplating what it’s made out of and the truth that it’s basically a 2×1-sized panel.

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Now you do have to issue within the further weight of the controller unit and the facility provide. Here’s what they weigh:

  • Controller 850g / 1.87 lb
  • Energy Provide 545g / 1.20 lb
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Having three separate elements isn’t ideally suited, nevertheless, as a result of the ZOLAR Blade 60C was designed in order that you could possibly connect a number of fixtures collectively, it wouldn’t have made sense to have an built-in energy provide/controller.

It will have been good to see Z CAM make an built-in energy provide/controller unit as an alternative of getting two separate elements.

In case you might be curious the Kino Flo fashion goose neck mount weighs 1kg / 2.20 lb.

Arguably, the Z CAM ZOLAR Blade 60C in all probability shares extra in widespread with the Kino Flo Diva-Lite 21 LED in terms of dimension and weight than anything available on the market.

Z CAM ZOLAR Blade 60C 10.03 lb / 4.55 kg 23.6 x 11.8 x 1.8″ /
59.9 x 30 x 4.6 cm
Kino Flo Diva-Lite 21 LED 12 lb / 5.5 kg 23.5 x 11.5 x 4.5” /
60 x 29 x 11.5cm

Above you possibly can see a weight and dimension comparability if we embrace the controllers and energy provides.

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So how does this weight examine to some 1×1 lights which might be accessible? Under you possibly can see:

ZOLAR Toliman 30S 5.22 kg
ZOLAR Toliman 30C 4.53 kg
6.03 kg with energy provide
ZOLAR Vega 30C 4.53 kg
6.03 kg with energy provide
Luxli Timpani² 3 kg
Rotolight Titan X1 12.2 kg (together with energy provide)
Creamsource Vortex4 11.4 kg (Together with Yoke)
ARRI S30-C SkyPanel 10.3 kg (together with energy provide)
Litepanels Gemini 1×1 5.31 kg**
Rayzr 7 MC120 3.63 kg*
Lupo Superpanel 30 Full Coloration 3.7 kg*
Luxli Timpani 1×1 RGBAW 3.37 kg*
Aputure Nova P300C 10.35 kg (Together with Yoke,
Cable, Body, Mount, Receiver)

* Together with the load of the facility provide.

* This mild has a built-in energy provide

Now, I made a decision to check the load towards conventional 1×1 panel lights, as a result of most 2×1 panel lights have a a lot, a lot larger energy draw. Whereas this definitely isn’t an apples-to-apples comparability, it does provide you with a sign of how the load compares to fixtures you might be in all probability aware of.

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