Aputure’s amaran SM5c Strip Light Brings Smart Lighting to Set

This post is by Emma Garofalo from No Film School

This LED light strip offers over 21 lighting effects across 100 independent lighting zones.

Aputure has been rather busy with a host of new product announcements that gaffers are sure to notice. One such interesting item is the amaran SM5c Strip Light System with a 16.4-foot (5-meter) length and smart features such as being controlled by Google Assistant and Alexa via WiFi. There’s also Sidus Link support.

For those indie filmmakers and one-person crews looking for the next step up from budget lighting products like Neewer, Aputure’s amaran line may be a good option. Designed to compete in the space dominated by Philips and Razer, the amaran line provides wireless connectivity with high-performance color lighting at a competitive price point.

From Home to Set

Originating in the home space, either for providing synced color space to the back of an LCD TV or for bringing a splash of color to an otherwise boringly lit living room, lighting strips are now making their way into the toolbox of gaffers and content creators who use their imagination to put lights… well, just about anywhere.

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