An epic routine lit entirely by Gemini 2×1 Hard.
23,000 lux of raw output at 10ft/3m from a 500W panel creates a new world of options. Control and modify without compromising on source. Gemini 2×1 Hard shifts from an intense 20° beam to a soft wrap-around light with diffusers included in the box, and still offers scope for many more layers.
Beautiful light quality and glorious true color reproduction combine. With no color shift or flicker at any framerate, shutter angle, or at any intensity from 100-0.1%, everything in the scene is illuminated by naturally beautiful light that renders color and skin tones perfectly.
Lighter than any comparable 2×1 panel and with no separate ballast, the Gemini 2×1 Hard stands apart as a lightweight weighing in at just 25.3lbs (11.5kg). Integrated DMX and CRMX speed up control, with lighting modes that offer pinpoint color manipulation. Gemini is faster and safer to rig, and ready for action in any location.
Gemini 2×1 Hard will work first time, every time for years to come. Tough enough to stand up to demanding set life, Gemini is manufactured to industrial standards using durable, robust materials.
At 23,000 lux @10ft/3m, the output of the Gemini 2×1 Hard is unparalleled.
Gemini 2×1 Hard – 10ft/3m (Daylight)
Gemini 1×1 Hard – 10ft/3m (Daylight)
Astra 6X – 10ft/3m (Daylight)
“I was very impressed when I first tested the new Gemini 2x1 Hard RGBWW. No other 2x1 panel on the planet has this much punch. Combined with its light weight and intense colour saturation means I have a fixture that I can use in any situation. As a hands on DP, to have that much flexibility to shape and soften a hard source is invaluable. It will prove very popular with gaffers and DPs on all different types of productions”Sudeep Chatterjee, DP
“The first time I took the Gemini 1x1 Hard out of the box, i knew it was made for the news business. The output is amazing and the unit is incredibly robust. There is no doubt in my mind that it will stand the test of time in a fast moving news environment.”Carlos Cortes, DoP
“Finally a panel that can throw a punch. Simple, Small, Powerful. HARD not to like”Nuno Rodrigues, Gaffer
|Beam angle (no diffuser)||20°|
|Beam angle with Domed Diffuser||>100°|
|Optics||20° custom TIR lens|
|Daylight (5600K) (Lux @10ft/3m)||23.000 (No diff) / 2.800 (Domed diff)|
|Tungsten (3200K) (Lux @10ft/3m)||20.000 (No diff) / 2.300 (Domed diff)|
|RED (Lux @10ft/3m)||2.700 (No diff)|
|GREEN (Lux @10ft/3m)||11.800 (No diff)|
|BLUE (Lux @10ft/3m)||1.300 (No diff)|
|+/- Green-Magenta Adjustment||Continuously Variable|
|Included Diffusion||Ultra Light (900-3653) / Domed (900-3649))|
|Lighting Control Modes||RGBWW/CCT/HSI/xy/Gel/FX single dial with LCD menu control|
|Number of Gels||300|
|Number of Effects||11|
|Dimming Control||Constant Current 0-100% Continuous|
|Remote Control Options||Integrated: DMX, RDM, CRMX. Optional dongle: Bluetooth|
|Ambient Temp Operation||-4° to 113° F / – 20° to + 45° C|
|Estimated LED lifetime||35,000+ hrs|
|Preset Options||6x preset CCT modes with quick select buttons, 6x customisable user presets with quick select buttons|
|Versions||manual, pole operated|
|Weight – Regular Yoke||25.3 lbs / 11.5 kg|
|Weight – Pole Operated Yoke||32 lbs / 14.5 kg|
|Height||112“/ 320 mm|
|Width||25“/ 634 mm|
|Depth||6.9“ / 176 mm|
|Mounting method||Junior Pin (removable)|
|Nominal power draw||500W|
|Mains Input||PowerCON True 1, 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz|
Frequently asked questions
The Gemini 2×1 Hard LEDs are lensed to a tighter beam angle than the 2×1 Soft to push all available light forward and concentrate the light into a smaller area. 20° creates an intense beam of light with an output that can counter high bright ambient light, such as bright sunshine. It also creates a wide range of lighting possibilities by giving the end user more initial light to control as they need. Adding the Domed Diffuser will create a beautifully soft light with a wide beam angle for added wrap around subjects or consistent ambient lighting across an area, but still outputs a huge volume of light that far exceeds any other 2×1 soft light on the market.
Gemini 2×1 Hard uses non-diffused, lensed LEDs to cast an intense beam of light further than any other 2×1 RGBWW panel. Because it uses multiple LEDs over a larger surface area, it will cast a different, slightly softer shadow to a single source light such as an HMI. However, its output is greater than a 575W HMI and this allows it to be used in a similar way to many hard lights that are diffused, plus it has the added benefit of being useable on talent even without diffusion where necessary.
The Gemini 2×1 Hard comes with an Ultra Light Diffuser and a Domed Diffuser.
The Ultra Light Diffuser clips into the front face of the panel and offers a low level of diffusion that widens the beam to around 100°, similar to common soft panels.
The Domed Diffuser slides separately into the accessory rails (so both diffusers can be used at the same time) and is set around 9cm/3.5” from the LEDs. This softens the beam even further, homogenising the light across the front face to create a consistent ambient light. The Domed Diffuser is designed to allow some light to pass through the sides of the diffuser, widening the beam angle above 100°, to create a light that effortlessly wraps around the subject and creates a single, soft shadow.
Super Ultra-Light, Medium and Heavy clip-in diffusers are also available if required.
Gemini 2×1 Hard has a maximum nominal power draw of 500W, with a battery voltage range of 26-33 VDC. Anton/Bauer VCLX block batteries can be used to power the panel at up to 85% output for over an hour. We also recommend two Anton/Bauer 26V 240Wh batteries using the 26V Gold Mount Plus Dual Mounting Plate [8075-0255], which can be used to power the panel at up to 85% for over 30minutes.
Who doesn’t want more? The answer to this is the dual or quad array. Stacking panels together increases the volume of light proportionally.