Where was I a month ago when this was sneaked?! I am so excited about this, I’m posting at 10pm.
Check this out – meet the Intellaspot XT-1:
So, okay – High End Systems and everybody’s favorite lighting maker Richard Belliveau have created, with a summer release date, a new moving head. 20,000 lumens from an 850W short arc lamp, large aperture, and a whole ton of features. I was watching the video that Barco posted about the new fixture that Richard has developed with High End Systems, and frankly it’s pretty freaking awesome.
A few features I pulled from the video about the Intellaspot XT-1:
- the unit runs on 100-240VAC. Um, that’s pretty awesome. So you can plug one of these in without having to set up a distro.
- the optics in the fixture and the lamp give the fixture a 20,000 lumen output – but it’s using an 850W lamp. That compares to fixtures using a 1500W lamp, which is also pretty amazing.
- 5:1 zoom ratio, about 11 degrees to 55 degrees.
- 14 rotating gobos, Richard’s selections (which are always a hell of a lot of fantastic) include lots of colorful stuff, aerial gobos, and he makes sure to say that the breakups and foliage are in there too!
- Animation, prisms, CMY mixing, the variable electronic strobe that High End is known for, and some other good stuff
The look of the Intellaspot XT-1 is also something of note. High End Systems fixtures always have that smooth, “alien” design as Richard refers to it – the Studio Spot and Color lines, X-Spot – you know, the sleek design that those fixtures are known for having. The Intellaspot XT-1 has a pretty interesting “military” design (again Richard’s reference) that just looks pretty cool. The Color Command was like that too – High End Systems’ dichroic washlight. Very edged, mechanized-looking, a unique feel to the Color Commands:
The Intellaspot XT-1 has a very similar look:
Richard, you and your High End Systems folks never, ever cease to amaze me, man. I can’t wait to see the Intellaspot XT-1!