Spectra®, with a legacy of 85 years in the Motion Picture Industry, has developed and launched several cutting-edge technologies, receiving 6 Technical Achievement Awards from AMPAS, an engineering EMMY from ATAS, and more.

Spectra Cine® proudly introduces the Spectra Professional V-A (5A) meter, marking the fifth generation of meters designed by Spectra, following its predecessor—the Technical Academy Award-winning Spectra Professional IV-A meter.

The all-new Spectra Professional V-A Advanced Touch Screen Light Meter is tailored to measure light intensity and it is the most comprehensive meter for cinematographers, gaffers, and lighting professionals in the motion picture and TV industry, covering the widest dynamic range ever!

Key Features:
•  Unprecedented Dynamic Range: An astonishing 100 million to one (0.01 to 1,000,000) footcandles. The meter delivers highly accurate light intensity measurements, covering a wide range of ambient light levels.

• Advanced Touch Screen Display: Equipped with a 2.8-inch Color Touch Screen LCD Display, the meter features an intuitive touch screen interface, allowing users to effortlessly select and switch ISO, Frames Per Second (FPS), Exposure Time, Filter Factor adjustment, Camera Shutter Angle, Hardware Settings, Calibration Screen, and more—all at their fingertips.

• Customizable Meter Display: Customize your meter to suit your specific needs! Choose from several measuring display screen options, including the Professional “Classic” display scale originally introduced by Karl Freund, ASC—an Oscar winning cinematographer and founder of Spectra products first established in the early 1940s. The new “Classic” display screen simultaneously displays ISO, FPS, f-stop in digital 1/10th stop, and analog scale in 1/3rd stop increments along with footcandles and more, unique to Spectra Cine.

• Measures in Multiple Units: Measures ambient light directly in f/stops, footcandles, or lux. The f/stop measuring range extends from f/0.35 to f/128 in 1/10-stop increments, and an analog scale range from f/0.7 to f/45 in 1/3-stop increments. Both are displayed simultaneously on a large color display along with film speed, frames per second, and exposure time.

• Wide Range of Settings: Film speeds range from ISO 3 to ISO 8000, providing versatility for various lighting conditions. The frames per second capability spans from 2 to 360 FPS, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of filming scenarios. Additionally, the exposure time ranges from an impressive 1/8000 second to a maximum of 30 minutes, offering precise control over shutter speed for capturing both fast-action sequences and long-exposure shots.

• Memory Functions: Software update capabilities include Flash Firmware Upload and open-source software compatibility. Further, the memory function allows users to store up to ten different measurements, which can be easily recalled with a simple press of the RCL switch.

• Flexible Power Supply Options: Powered by 3 x AA 1.5-volt lithium rechargeable batteries or 3 x AA 1.5-volt Alkaline batteries or a Power Bank connected via USB-C interface.

• Backed by a 2-Year Limited Warranty: Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Disclaimer: “Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice”. Information provided may be updated or modified by the manufacturer without prior notification to the users.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.