FilmGear® is thrilled to announce the long-awaited release of the Aurora II, a major upgrade to their flagship diffusion panel. This eagerly anticipated redesign incorporates much-requested features from gaffers worldwide while enhancing the beloved qualities of its predecessor.

The Aurora family has always been revered for its soft quality and remarkable output, boasting the highest illuminance per watt among competing soft panels available in the market. The Aurora II continues to offer its precision R/G/B/W/CW color mixing, ensuring consistent 95+ CRI and TLCI, while generating more white output than panels that consume higher power. In this second-generation model, FilmGear® has intensified the output with an impressive 450W of remarkably efficient LEDs, all packed into the popular and versatile 2×1 form factor.

The integrated ballast that powers the Aurora II maintains its robustness, contributing to a solid yet manageable weight of 33 pounds. As cinematographer David Berry puts it, “This is one LED that you won’t have to overprotect on your truck.” This durability allows for effortless transportation without the need for special care, ensuring the panel remains reliable even after demanding workdays.

FilmGear®’s commitment to enhancing user experience manifests in the Aurora II’s range of convenient quality-of-life improvements. Adopting the more intuitive control panel and menu from their latest LEDs, gaffers can seamlessly navigate through the CCT, HSI, Gel, and Scene modes without the need for relearning. The refined menu system now includes handy presets for CCT, intensity, and more, which can be easily accessed and personalized settings swiftly added to the fixture’s library. Additionally, the responsive wireless control, powered by LumenRadio’s TimoTwo, brings the Aurora II to the forefront of modern LED fixtures.

To experience the versatility and performance of the Aurora II, FilmGear® invites professionals to visit their booth S1347 at Cine Gear. The 1×2 Aurora 450C and the 1×1 Aurora 220C will be on display, offering gaffers the opportunity to witness firsthand how these panels align with their specific requirements. For a personal demo, please call 323-780-8880.

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.