Uses will include key for lighting people as well as illumination of more substantial areas such as stages, scenery, and buildings. Larger Arrays of HydraPanels can be used as a low-resolution screen / video effect, and the products look fabulous on camera, either highlighting people and objects or as cool back-of-camera fill.
Like Astera’s PixelBrick, power and data are delivered via PowerBox 2x86W devices, and for larger setups, 8 x HydraPanels can be connected to the PowerBox via Power/Data combination cables. This is ideal for building bigger and more dramatic effects for stages, festivals and events.
Once arrayed, IR communication between HydraPanels enable multiple units to be controlled from a single console or controller for continuity of parameters like colour, brightness, etc.
The fixture’s display includes dedicated colour and brightness buttons for swift, accurate adjustment, and new ‘TouchSliders’ for tweaking these vital settings.
For quick and easy rigging, the back side of the fixture is magnetic and can be deployed without needing any other mounting accessories.