Designers now have more freedom to create video displays in a wider variety of configurations, thanks to the introduction of the CHAUVET Professional F6 Strip IP linear video panel. Measuring 1000 x 34.5 x 68.2 mm (39.37 x 1.36 x 2.69 in), the new outdoor-ready product can fit in tight spaces, add an extra dimension to set pieces, and be arranged in unique patterns, making it well-suited for a wide variety of applications, including drive-in shows and livestream productions.
A high resolution 6.9 mm pitch strip, the F6 Strip IP is compatible with all CHAUVET Professional F series panels, allowing it to display the same images as other video pieces on the stage. It works with the VIP Drive 83R Nova, using the Novastar control protocol. The VIP Drive 83R Nova can auto-detect F6 Strip IPs when they’re plugged in, making it easy to ‘drag-n-drop’ into the mapping software.
“The F6 Strip IP opens up new options for incorporating video displays into designs,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “Its flexibility makes it a valuable tool in today’s market where new applications are calling for unique solutions.”
Images displayed on the linear strips are clear, crisp, and vivid. The strip’s high-quality black body LEDs accurately reproduce video at 15-bit grayscale. Other features include a 5000:1 contrast ratio, and a 5940Hz refresh rate, as well as stealth and soft white diffusion filters.
The F6 Strip IP maintains its pixel pitch for 0° end-to-end linking, as well as for mounting units next to one another. A viewing Angle (H/V) of 160°/155° and a resilient LED mask design presents clear images to audiences from any seat in the house (or car in a drive-in show) — and a 5,500 NITS output ensures that images can be seen easily, even during daylight hours.
Featuring rugged aluminum extrusion housing, the F6IP sets the industry standard for lightness and thinness, while being easy to install thanks to its flexible mounting options, which include adjustable brackets on each side. Up to four strips can be suspended from a single rig point using the end brackets, opening even more opportunities to create unique, unforgettable displays.
In addition to its IP65 rating, the F6 Strip IP includes a host of other features that make it ideal for outdoor use. The panels are convection cooled, ensuring optimized heat dissipation for even color distribution. They also have a dedicated compact power supply, for enhanced stability over extended use, making them a reliable go-to tool for designers seeking to expand their creative possibilities.