We discovered at JTSE 2019 exhibition in Paris two new moving heads as a complement to the Rogue and Maverick ranges. Let’s sum up saying we met a small hybrid and swift moving head, as well as a powerful IP65 waterproof Spot.
Both were introduced by Jérôme Garnier, Product Manager and Technical Manager at Chauvet France.
Like other competing brands, Chauvet decided to release a small moving head equipped with LEDs that can both generate a concentrated beam with very narrow angle, as well as a wash light with a well spread out light output.
The Rogue R1 BeamWash comprises a module of 7 mobile lenses acting as 5 and 58.2 ° zoom, each associated with an RGBW 40 W LED. Its compact size (36 cm maximum wingspan) and its limited weight (5.35 kg) ensures high speed. It has an integrated management of its color temperature, variable between 2,800 K and 10,000 K, and is controlled by RDM DMX.
The Maverick Storm 1 Spot is a much larger device, with a well-worked and robust design to confront bad weather. Under its integral IP65 shell, this spot incorporates a white LED source of 480 W (at 6,600 K).
The light generated can be transformed and shaped by a multitude of modules: CMY color mixing system complemented by a progressive CTO filter, 8-position color wheel, two gobo wheels, one of which with rotating and indexable gobos, an animation wheel, two Frost filters, an iris, a 3-facet prism and a 6.5 : 1 zoom variable between 7 and 45 degrees of angle aperture.
This projector can be controlled in RDM, Wireless DMX, Art-Net and sACN. It spreads out to a maximum height of 72 cm (head pointing up) for 38.8 kg (this is what you get if you want IP65 specs!). It therefore completes the range planned for outdoor use already boarding the Storm 1 Wash.
More infos on the Chauvet Website
Text & photos : Jérôme Boutié