A Full Line of Products for Worry-Free Compositing
DigiComp is Rosco’s system for seamless compositing in film, video, and digital photography. It represents a top-to-bottom range of stage equipment that precisely match for consistent keying separation with little to no post-production touch-up. All products are available in either DigiComp Green or DigiComp Blue.
Dedolight is one of those rare products that has actually transformed the way still photographers and TV/motion picture professionals work, by combining an unprecedented level of lighting precision with portability no other “hot” light system can match. It would be impossible to summarize the 98-page Dedolight brochure here — contact us for a complete catalog — but here are a few key points:
Dedolight’s unique construction allows for a focusing range of 1:25, with virtually no fall-off, and incredible edge-to-edge sharpness.
Oscar-winning optical design produces the effective output of over 300 watts from a standard 100-watt bulb. Superior venting allows Dedolight heads to be mounted at virtually any angle, including upside down.
Accessory attachments enable the creation of a rectangular beam of light 1/16″ in width, or a circle of light just 3mm in diameter.
Small size and extreme durability mean that Dedolight can be mounted in virtually any way–even using gaffer tape!
With a variety of kits and individual units, there is a Dedolight for virtually any shooting scenario.
Some Elements of the Dedolight System
The DT12-4 is a 12-volt control unit that can power up to four 100-watt heads (DLH2P), with each head selectable to a range of outputs and color temperatures, from 3000K to 3400K. The power pack itself can be run from any line voltage in the world. Each individual head can also be run from an alternative 12-volt power source, such as a battery belt or a car’s cigarette lighter.
The DT24-3 is a 24-volt control unit that allows the DLH2P head to use a 150-watt bulb, providing 50% greater output than the 12-volt, 100-watt system.Each head is individually selectable over a range of color temperatures and outputs, similar to the DT12-4.
The DLHM is a “self-contained” 100-watt head, meaning that it has its own built in voltage transformer, and can be plugged directly into any 110-volt U.S. outlet. A 220-volt model is also available.
The DLOB head, a.k.a. “LEDZilla” is designed to be mounted directly on a professional broadcast video camera. This head is permanently fitted with a daylight conversion filter that can be flipped in and out of the light path as needed. Extremely flexible power options make it possible to use this head anywhere, all day long.
Dedolight’s unique optical design makes possible its most interesting and creative accessories: the Dedolight DP-1 and DP-2 projection attachments. Specially designed to match Dedolight’s own optics, they allow you to project precise shapes and patterns of light onto your subject or set. Geometric shapes of light can be created simply by adjusting framing shutters in the projection attachment. Perfect circles can be produced with an adjustable 18-blade iris. A gobo holder lets you use any of hundreds of Rosco M-size gobo patterns, which include everything from windows to foliage to “breakups” that dapple the light. A pattern’s softness is varied simply by focusing the projection attachment’s lens. And whether the projection is pinpoint-sharp or soft, Dedolight’s optical precision eliminates color fringing.
How it All Comes Together
Dedo Weigert, the inventor of Dedolight, has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and passion for lighting. In this 13-minute “Lighting Master Class”, he explains how the Dedolight system architecture gives you tremendous lighting flexibility–without sacrificing simplicity.
Interested in Dedolight?
We ship Dedolight products all over the United States, so chances are good that you can buy one locally (or order online, if you prefer.) Get in touch to find a dealer or request a catalog!
Getting a good, clean matte is an essential part of modern production workflows. Sure, you could save a couple of bucks by buying a knockoff that happens to be the same hue as Rosco Ultimatte or Chroma Key paint, but you’ll probably regret it when you see what a crummy mask it gives you.
Do you need tape, cable, fabric or flooring for keying? Check out the Rosco DigiComp line!
That’s because only Rosco matte paints are the right combination of hue, luminosity, and uniformity to give you reliable, clean mattes every time.
Rosco Chroma Key paints are specially formulated to provide high luminance values and color saturation for keying effects. The acrylic formula provides high build, one-coat coverage on almost any surface, and is sold in one- or five-gallon containers.
Chroma Key Colors
Vectroscope Phase Angle
Rosco Ultimatte paints are the approved Ultimatte paint system. These paints were designed in conjunction with the Ultimatte technical team to meet their stringent requirements. This vinyl acrylic paint can be used on nearly any surface, and is available in one- or five-gallon containers.
Values measured with an Ikegami EC-35 camera with Plumbicon tubes. The iris was set so that an 89.9% reflective chip on a Porta Pattern 11 step chip chart was at 100 IRE units, the gamma was set to 0.45, and the knee circuit was turned off. Different cameras may yield different levels, even under the same conditions.