As promised, the long-awaited Aputure NOVA P300c is now available to pre-oder starting at $1,699. A full kit with a custom hard case is also available for $1,899.
Teased and in-the-works for a long time, (I saw a pre-production/prototype way back at IBC 2018, the Aputure NOVA brings high-end pro RGBWW LED technology in a LED Panel form to indie-filmmakers and cinematographers working on a budget.
And, while some may still ask – how is a $1,700 Panel LED affordable? Well, it is really affordable in comparison to the leading class RGB-style LED panels on the market from established market players such ARRI and their Skypanels, KinoFlo and Litepanels.
Setting a New Standard for Affordable Pro-Level RGBWW Panel LED
Aputure recently confirmed the Nova P300c price and gave details on pre-orders just a few weeks ago during the Aputure 600D launch. And, ever since then cinematographers, gaffers, rental houses, and indie filmmakers have been eagerly awaiting the pre-order day.
For those still unfamiliar, the Aputure Nova is 300W RGBWW LED Soft Light sporting a rugged build ready for the most demanding of filming environments. In addition, Aputure says it is first product in Aputure “Nova” Professional LED Panel product line.
Moreover, the soft panel LED light uses a unique RGBWW chipset for precision colour quality, capable of producing 9,000+ Lux at 1 meter (5500K) with a CCT range of 2,000K – 10,000K.
The Nova P300c also features an extendable, easy-to-use handheld control box, so you can mount it the light or on your stand, for instant accessibility no matter what environment you use the fixture in.
Furthermore, the NOVA P300c also is compatible with the free Sidus Link mobile app control, allowing cinematographers to easily control key lighting parameters from a distance.
Aputure NOVA P300c Features/Specifications
- 300W RGBWW LED Soft Light Panel
- Up to 9000 Lux at 1 meter
- CRI & TLCI >95+
- Soft 120° Beam Angle
- Fully Tuneable CCT from 2000K to 10000K
- Tuneable Green-Magenta Adjustment in CCT Mode (Full Plus/Minus Green)
- RGB Colour Tune-ability with Hue, Saturation & Intensity Control
- Industry-standard X,Y (CIE 1931):
- Colour Coordinate Adjustment to Match Other Lights
- 90%+ of Colours Within Rec.2020 Colour Space
- 300+ Industry-Standard Gel Presets Built-in
- 15 Built-in Lighting FX: Cop Car, Lightning, Paparazzi, Candle, Fire, etc.
- User-Programmable Presets
- Step-less Dimming from 0 to 100 % with no colour shift
- User Programmable Presets
- Sidus Link App Compatible
- On-board 5-Pin DMX512 In & Out
- Extendable Control Box w/ Lightning Clamp QR Plate
- 0.6m & 3m-long Head Cables for Flexibility & Organization
- 4-Pin XLR DC 24V(15A)-48V(7.5A) Battery Input
- Built-in Internal Ballast
- Neutrik powerCON Locking Power Cables
- Dual Junior/Baby Pin (28mm/16mm) for Mounting on Any Stand
- Handbrake-locking Yoke with 360° Tilt
- Accessory Slot Compatible with Nova P300c Softbox & DOP Choice RABBIT-EARS®
- Hard Shell Rolling Case – optional, separate purchase
- Compatible with Aputure 48V Battery Power Stations
- (to be sold separately)
- Pre-order: $1,699 – Aputure/B&H
Aputure Nova P300c Accessories
In addition to the Nova, Aputure is also opening pre-orders for a few dedicated accessories for the NOVA P300c. These include:
- Aputure Nova Softbox – $149
- 70x50cm Rectangular Softbox for LED Panels (approx. 27.5x20in.)
- Compatible with the Nova P300c
- Softbox Brack Fits Seamlessly into Nova P300c Accessory Slot
- Includes ¼ Grid Diffusion Sheet
- comes with 40° Fabric Light Control Grid
- also includes Carrying Bag to Store Accessories
- Custom Hard Case – $250
- Retractable Handle and Wheels for Seamless Transportation
- Custom Laser-Cut Foam for the Nova P300c
- Watertight, Dustproof Molded Outer Shell
Additionally, you can also pre-order the Aputure Nova Full Kit (that is a kit with the dedicated hard case, pictured below) for $1,899 saving you $50 off the price of buying the hard case separately at a later date.
And finally, you can learn more about the awesomeness of the Aputure Nova P300c over at Aputure.com.