Today Aputure formally launched the Amaran MW compact waterproof gentle. We first noticed the brand newAputure MW at IBC 2018. Here is the interview we did on the present.
The Aputure Amaran MW gentle is rugged and may water as much as 10 meters.
I used the Aputure Amaran MW on this rig for solo CES present protection and it labored nice for interviews and b-roll. Color is nice and the Amaran MW final about 80 minutes if used on full energy. I typically didn’t need to have it at 100%. I took an output studying from three meters and obtained roughly 400 LUX.
A cool function is the Aputure Amaran MW may be charged with a conveyable USB battery plus may be powered by one as nicely for longer run occasions.
The Aputure MW has 5 pre-programmed built-in Special Lighting Effects; Paparazzi, Lightning, TV, Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb. The AL-MW is daylight colour temperature.
Color and output checks
I used a Sekonic C700 and took readings from three meters away.
The common CRI is 97.2 whereas the prolonged is 96. The Amaran MW scored very nicely within the CRI division. R13, R14, and R15 essential pores and skin tone colours additionally scored very nicely.
Output and Kelvin Tests
As for colour temperature or Kelvin, the Aputure Amaran MW is available in at 5638Okay making it very straightforward so as to add the sunshine right into a daylight scene.
With the sunshine set to full energy, I took a studying from three meters. The output is 424 LUX or 39.four foot candles.
In increase mode, it went as much as 632 LUX or 58.7 foot candles.
Key Features of the Amaran MW
The AL-MW is the primary pocket-sized LED that makes use of the identical COB know-how which powers the Aputure 300d. This permits the AL-MW to not solely stay extraordinarily compact however pack twice the punch of the MX.
HIGH COLOR PERFORMANCE
The AL-MW follows Aputure’s lengthy custom of making lights with impeccable colour constancy, boasting an unimaginable CRI and TLCI ranking of 95+.
The AL-MW is IP68 licensed mud and waterproof for as much as 10 meters. This means the MW may be not solely a surf gentle however a dive/scuba gentle as nicely.
24HRS Operation on the lowest setting
With a built-in lithium-ion 3800mAh, the MW lasts for 80 minutes of steady use at most energy and 24 hours at a minimal. An superior charging system through an included USB-C cable.
OUT-OF THE-BOX FX EFFECTS
The AL-MW has 5 pre-programmed built-in Special Lighting Effects: Paparazzi, Lightning, TV,
Fireworks, and Faulty Bulb
DOUBLE DIFFUSER FOR MAXIMUM SOFTNESS
The MW comes with a gel holder and features a vary of CTO and CTB filters together with full CTO, half CTO, 1/four CTO, full CTB, half CTB, and 1/four CTB. It additionally features a 1.5 cease diffusing frost and a 2.5 cease silicone diffusion accent.
The Aputure AL-MW is available in a equipment and features a silicon diffuser and colour correction gels all that each one match good and tidy in a case. The gentle retails for $209 and is out there at this time from in style retailers. A full evaluation is coming so keep tuned!