TLCI, new evaluation standard lights

Compared to traditional incandescent light sources, LED lamps are not always the best choice for industry film and television production if not subject to appropriate review and classification.
 
Howard Wang *
 
The TLCI (color index lighting in film / television) is the new standard for evaluating the lights and fixtures used in the film industry and television. Before, it was necessary to use an expensive spectroradiometer to make spectral measurements and have a computer installed with data analysis software to obtain accurate values ​​TLCI.
 
Now, you have a much more comfortable and smart option: the first portable intelligent spectrometer world "Lighting Passport" and the intelligent application for iPad "Genius Spectrum Studio (SGS)".
 
In recent years, LED technology has advanced tremendously, and LED lighting has become increasingly stable and advanced. Thanks to these advances, there are an increasing number of solutions in the field of film and television production offering LED lighting equipment with a long life and efficient equipment to replace traditional lighting energy consumption.
 
However, compared to traditional incandescent light sources, LED lamps are not always the best choice for industry film and television production if not subject to appropriate review and classification.
 
Asensetek, manufacturer of "Lighting Passport," the first portable intelligent spectrometer in the world, was dedicated last year to develop an intelligent application that meets the TLCI standards established by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This intelligent application was called "Genius Spectrum Studio (SGS)," and gives users the ability to get all the information related to the TLCI quickly and easily. In June, we will make the formal launch.
 
When used in conjunction with "Lighting Passport" SGS enables professionals such as producers, colorists, lighting engineers and technicians obtain complete and detailed information on the TLCI a specific light source or the entire installation information. With just the touch of a finger, you can have immediate access to all readings and information on your iPad.

You can easily store and save the measurement results, or share them with colleagues or clients instantly. You can also configure the data of its kind lighting Fresnel or "flood" (large area of ​​diffuse illumination) as reference lighting (lighting consistency factor TV).
 
On the other hand, the SGS not only provides information about the TLCI, also provides additional parameters such as CRI, CCT SCC and to help you make better decisions. Colorists and technicians working in post production, "table of recommendations for the colorist" (Advice for Colorist Table) offers the best references to make adjustments to brightness, chroma and hue.
 
Cameramen can use this guide to set your camera when necessary. On the other hand, the editors of visual effects can increase or decrease the brightness, chroma and hue in each of the sectors 12 Chromatic for optimal outcome sectors.
 
With the development of advanced spectrometer "Lighting Passport" and innovative application for iPad "Spectrum Genius Studio (SGS)" Asensetek wants to help industry professionals in film and television and offer an optimal way to choose LED lights more suitable .
 
With these useful aids, can choose the best filters, make adjustments in the camera and save money in post-production costs, always so high. In the near future, we will continue with our work on innovation and TLCI launch the same application for Android tablets and smartphones with iOS and Android operating system.
 
Howard Wang is part of the department of sales and marketing AsenseTek.
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