Dreaming in colour
Dreaming in colour
The Ovation Rêve E-3 from Chauvet is described as a next-generation ellipsoidal that serves as a variable white and a colour rendering unit. When creating whites with a 95+ CRI and high TM-30 RF, it reportedly delivers a level of brightness equal to that of a 750–1,000W incandescent fixture. It also features a linear CCT adjustment with ±green to match other light sources in a rig, and colour temperature presets from 2,800–8,000 K with high CRI and CQS.
Brightness levels are described as even greater when the Rêve E-3 is creating realistic colours, ranging from soft pastels to bold primaries, with its RGBAM LED engine. According to the manufacturer, its “mint” colour LED has been shown to be more efficient at producing a much brighter output as well as higher-quality whites and colours.
Whether it’s used to create variable whites or colours, the Rêve E-3 has the output to reportedly ensure even coverage from any hang point in installations of all sizes. Thanks to its precision optics, the fixture is said to deliver near flawless edge-to-edge focus to minimise any shift in focus between colours. It is virtually silent, making it well-suited for applications where ultra-quiet operation is valued. Selectable fan speeds make it possible to eliminate even the faintest sounds completely, while the fixture’s adjustable PWM ensures flicker operation on-camera.
The yoke of the Rêve E-3 can be shortened without being removed to provide a convenient solution for hanging from a low ceiling. The fixture’s integrated handle is said to make focusing faster and easier, and, as an added time saver, its Focus Mode can be accessed from a dedicated button. The Rêve E-3 works with all lens tubes used on existing Ovation features as well as lenses from some other manufacturers.