Chauvet Professional Showcases Expanded Ovation Series At LDI 2017

by Michael Eddy
The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional
The Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle from Chauvet Professional

Chauvet Professional’s Ovation series is taking the color mixing magic of its RGBA-Lime LED system to new places. At the upcoming LDI show, the company will be debuting the industry’s first full-color RGBAL Fresnel and houselight fixtures. Joining them at the Ovation booth (1415) will be other groundbreaking products, including a variable white Fresnel and ellipsoidal.

Leading the way are the Ovation F-915FC, a high-output Fresnel with a motorized zoom that has a 30°-73° field angle, and the Ovation F-55FC, a 3-inch “inkie” Fresnel for short throw applications. Both fixtures feature Ovation’s RGBAL color mixing system that allows them to render an endless spectrum of colors, from subtle pastels to punchy saturates. Virtually silent, the two fixtures are ideal for theatrical and broadcast applications. Other features shared by the two new Fresnels are 16-bit dimming, a virtual color wheel, and color temperature presets.

“The Ovation F-915FC and Ovation F-55FC incorporate lime LEDs into their color-mixing system,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Designers have been very impressed with the results that they’ve been able to achieve with our Ovation RGBAL ellipsoidals, so we’re excited to extend this capability to Fresnels. Both fixtures were designed from the ground up as RGBAL Fresnels. The Ovation F-915FC is also the first fixture of its kind to feature a motorized zoom.”

Also bringing a new level of color-rendering possibilities to theatre is the new Ovation H-605FC. The first RGBAL houselight on the market, this compact, convection-cooled fixture produces a rainbow of colors as well as white in virtually any color temperature. Other features include: a virtual color wheel, 16-bit dimming for smooth fades, WDMX, and Remote Device Management (RDM ). The unit comes with a yoke for pipe mounting or suspending from loop eyes. It also has interchangeable lens plates for different mounting heights.

In addition to its expanded array of color-rendering RGBAL fixtures, CHAUVET Professional is introducing two new variable white fixtures: the Ovation F-915VW Fresnel and Ovation E-930VW ellipsoidal. Both of these high-output fixtures use a custom six-color LED system to render an array of colors, as well as white in nearly any color temperature, with high CRI and CQS. Each color temperature can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the level of green.

Both fixtures include Remote Device Management, Adjustable Pulse Width Modulation, and 16-bit dimming. The Ovation F-915VW also features a motorized zoom with a 30°-73° field angle, while the Ovation E-930VW works with all industry standard lens tubes and accessories.

Other new offerings from CHAUVET Professional at LDI include the Ovation F-55WW, Ovation FTD-55WW and Ovation F-265WW. Warm white 3-inch "inkie" Fresnels, the quiet 55-watt Ovation F-55WW and Ovation FTD-55WW have outputs greater than a standard 100-watt inkie fixture. Both fixtures have a manually operated zoom with a 30°-69° field angle. The track mountable Ovation FTD-55WW also has a barndoor. The Ovation F-265WW has a high CRI (96+) field of light. Control of its motorized zoom, which has a 27°-68° field angle, can be achieved via DMX or on-board dials.

“Our Fresnels, along with the rest of the Ovation fixtures we’ll be showcasing at LDI, represent new solutions for designers in a variety of applications,” said Chauvet. “We are very excited going into this show.”

Further information from Chauvet Professional: www.chauvetprofessional.com