Following the straight and narrow path rarely leads to bold innovations. More often, the most game-changing breakthroughs arise when convention is overturned, and new courses are charted. This has been the guiding philosophy behind the development of CHAUVET Professional’s aptly named Rouge Outcast 1 BeamWash.
In true “outcast” fashion the new compact IP65 rated fixture, which weighs only 20.2 lbs. (9.16 kg.), throws preconceived notions aside, resulting in a beam/wash that doubles as an unparalleled eye-candy machine, courtesy of a unique, independent, pixel mappable LED outer ring.
“The Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash breaks new ground,” said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet. “By going beyond the standard beam/wash concept to include an outer ring, we’ve been able to offer designers a compact, but powerful, fixture that opens a world of design possibilities.”
Made up of 97 RGB LEDs, the pixel mappable outer ring features 12 zones of control and can be run independently from the center pixel beam/wash. A stealth filter hides the outer ring when it’s not in use, so the fixture appears and works as a pure beam/wash.
Designers can control the background color and foreground effects independently on the outer rim. This allows them to create complex multi-colored looks on the rim whether they are pixel mapping or using the fixture’s extensive library of built-in effects.
The center of the Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash consists of seven bright 45-watt RGBW LEDs capable of producing a 4,073 lumens output. Advanced optics incorporated into the fixture’s design result in excellent color blending and tight beam effects. (A 3.9ﹾ to 55ﹾ zoom range ensures maximum coverage.)
Extremely fast, with smooth 540ﹾ pan and 260ﹾ tilt movements, the Rogue Outcast 1 Beam Wash is loaded with high performance features. Among these are 16-bit dimming of the master dimmer and individual colors. There are six distinct dimming modes for advanced control.
Other standout features in the versatile fixture include emulated red shift, selectable PWM settings for broadcast applications, remote accessing via RDM, selectable calibrated white for 7,500K at full output, simple and complex DMX channel profiles, and pre-built programs for the outer LED rim.
The ruggedly built fixture helps expedite setup and reduces container costs. It’s distinctive-looking black coated aluminum-magnesium alloy die-cast casing and IP65 rating make it well-suited for outdoor festivals and venues, as well as at sites, such as night clubs, with high maintenance needs.
Ideal for creating dynamic back wall visuals, audience washes, crossing patterns and back lighting, the Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash will make a valuable addition to virtually any rig.
“We rewrote the rule book when developing the Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash,” said Chauvet, “We did this to create a fixture that could help designers rewrite their rules too.”