2017 NAB Recap

By Drew Quinones
May 7, 2017, updated Aug 14, 2017
 2017 NAB Recap

Today we are joined in the Lighting Lounge by Andrew Quinones, Content Manager at 4Wall & UsedLighting.com. This was his first time attending the NAB Show. He's going to talk about some of the booths he visited and the products the different manufacturers had on display for NAB 2017.

Las Vegas-  After spending a few days manning the 4Wall both, I finally got a chance to walk around the show. As an avid photographer and videographer, I was compelled to stop by all the camera booths first. 4Wall provided most of the lighting for those booths so I felt like I was observing our gear at work while I indulged in cameras, lenses, camera rigs and tripod heads.

Once my wish list was complete, it was back to work checking out the lighting manufacturers for this article. Below are some of my favorite booths and fixtures I was able to check out at NAB 2017. Enjoy!


Cineo debuted their new Quantum c80 and MavX light panel at the show so I made sure to stop by the booth and check out these lights.

For the Quantum c80, Cineo combined their award-winning white-light quality with their innovative saturated-color technology to create the ultimate creative lighting tool. With its 2' x 4' diffused illuminating surface, the Qc80 delivers up to 50,000 lumens of beautiful, easily controllable, full-gamut light. The Qc80 was awarded the 2017 Best in Show Award by TV Technology Magazine and the ProductionHUB.com Excellence Award at the show.

The MavX is a color-tunable mid-power soft light and provides all the color rendering and output benefits of Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT), while offering the ability to dynamically color tune from 2700K to 6500K, with accurate presets at 3200K, 4300K and 5600K. It is designed for small studio and portable applications and features the optimized output needed for film, video and still photography.

Cineo's HS2 Wave and HSX fixtures were also on display.


Everyone was excited to see the ARRI SkyPanel's new firmware update in action. Anybody using the SkyPanel can install this free firmware update, but it's always nice to get a demo directly from the source. The new update includes 12 lighting effects and 9 other updates. Let's take a quick look at some of the updates.

Lighting Effects

This feature permits users to choose and manipulate 12 effects without the need for a lighting console or hours of programming. The 12 lighting effects include candles, clouds passing, club lights, color chase, cop car, fire, fireworks, light strobe, lightning, paparazzi, pulsing, and television glow. Each effect has several parameters that allow for customization of the effect to fit your needs.

High Speed Mode

A solution to flicker and roll bar due to changes in shutter speed, the new "High Speed Mode" has been tested up to 25,000 fps and as low as a two-degree shutter angle. This long-awaited update should help anybody shooting in super slow-motion.

Click here for the complete breakdown of the the new firmware or watch the full demo below:



Hive Lighting had their new Wasp 100-C on display. The WASP 100-C is a constant 100w LED light, aimed at a wide market of users from photography and cinematography to sound stage lighting. Hive uses the acronym S.H.O.T control system to highlight its unique features, which include adjustments for: saturation, hue, output, and color. 

These were just several highlights from my NAB experience. I had a blast talking with everyone who visited the 4Wall booth as well as walking the show floor. Below are some more photos from other booths I visited at NAB 2017! Thanks for stopping by the Lighting Lounge to check out my first experience at this awesome show! See you next year. -Drew

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