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FreeStyle Mini LED



Kino Flo’s FreeStyle Mini is the smallest and most versatile of the FreeStyle LED family. Slim and compact in size, the
FreeStyle Mini comes fully loaded with the same Color Science LED technology found in all Kino Flo LEDs. Weighing only
3.5 lb (1.6kg), the portable fixture can easily fit into tight locations or can be handheld with the KinoGrip center mount.

The FreeStyle LED family is known for its >96 white light, full hue and saturation color, cinema gel choices, and RGB chromatic selection via the AC/DC FreeStyle 100Watt controller. It has built-in Lumen Radio wireless DMX; no extra cost for wireless
receiver accessories. The light can also be operated directly up to 50 feet away (2 x extension cables) from the controller via
Kino Flo head cables. The Freestyle's driver technology achieves bright, soft light with continuous dimming from 100% to 0%
on a linear or square curve without flicker at higher camera speeds or at varied shutter angles. There is no light level change
when shifting from 2500K to 9900K, and the color doesn't change when the light levels rise or fall.

The White menu features Dimming, tunable Kelvin range from 2700K tungsten to 6500K daylight and Green/Magenta
control channels. The Green/Magenta control can be scaled from 0- to 100, where 25 = ¼ correction, 50 = ½ correction and
100 = full correction.

In the Gels/Hue menu, the Kelvin range is extended to 2500K Kelvin to 9900K daylight and a fourth channel is called Gel.
The Gel channel includes Kino Flo presets such as blue & green screen, sodium vapor, mercury vapor as well as over 100
well-known lighting gels. The gel function can be applied to any Kelvin temperature and by pushing the control knob in/out,
the gel will be applied or removed. A fifth channel called Hue Angle (Hue) and sixth channel Saturation (Sat) are also included in the gel menu. These two channels behave similar to a traditional color wheel, where white light is in the center and Hue Angle determines the color along a 360-degree range and Saturation determines how much color is applied. With the Hue Angle and Saturation it is possible to create over 2 million color combinations!

The RGB color menu gives individual control of red, green and blue LED’s. The RGB mode is a great way to work with apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels. RGB menu is also a great feature to dial in specific gel RGB values or when controlling colors from a DMX desk.

The FX (Effects) menu provides access to popular effects such as Candle, Fire, TV, Police, Lightning, Paparazzi, Pulse and Scroll. When on the desired effect, there are several pre-sets as well as control parameters that can be altered. For example, in the Lightning effect there is a “Storm” and “Frankenstein” preset, but it is possible to change Rate to provide additional variation.

True Match® 4.0 Firmware
update in September 2019 includes groundbreaking features: CIE xy, Camera Profiles LUTs and Color Space selection.

The CIE xy determines the color displayed by its X and Y space coordinates. For example, with a handheld color meter like the Sekonic C-800, users can obtain a CIE xy reading from any light source and input the CIE xy coordinates into the Kino Flo LED fixture to match colors closely.

Camera Profiles LUTs available for the following cinema cameras and more to follow: Panavsion DXL, Sony Venice, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam. Kino Flo’s True Match® 4.0 firmware balances their LED lights to the cameras rather than the other way around. The Kino Flo designed tungsten and daylight LED emitters harmonize with the camera sensors even as the color temperature settings are adjusted.

The Color Space defines the RGB color space (white point and RGB primary colors) as a means of matching color points between manufacturing.  Defining the color space takes the guesswork out of post-production workflow and color grading.  Included in the 4.0 firmware are: rec 709/sRGB, P3 D65, rec 2020, and ESTA E1.54.

 



  The FreeStyle 120 LED DMX controller
 

The firmware listed above is loaded onto the FreeStyle LED controller and can operate the Freestyle Mini fixture remotely with
a 25ft extension cable. The Freestyle controller (LED-120X), includes standard DMX in/out ports for cable as well as wireless
DMX connectivity (Lumen Radio®). The controller features universal AC voltage input 100-240vac (0.83 Amps at 120vac) as well
as a 3-Pin XLR for 24vdc operation (4.2A).

The FreeStyle 120 LED DMX controller firmware is updatable from a PC using the Mini B USB data port.
For the latest True Match Firmware update available click here
       
 
   
 

Control Panel - White Mode

FreeStyle LED 120 DMX Controller shown for example purposes.
                 
A) On /Off: On = Green light displayed. Off = Red light displayed. The display and all menu settings can be operated while the
     power button is in the Off position, as long as power is applied to the controller. The On /Off button only controls the light source.

B) Menu: Provides access to menu options such as General settings, Reset, DMX and DMX Wireless Camera LUT and Color Space.
    Shortcut: While on control screen, press and hold for 3 seconds to switch through menus (White, Gels & Hue, RGB, CIE xy, FX).

C) Preset Buttons: Factory defaults left to right are: 2700K, 3200K, 5000K and 6500K. G/M default value is 000.
     User can also use these preset buttons to store custom Kelvin and G/M settings.

D) Display: Provides access to Dim, Kelvin, G/M, and DMX channel. Factory reset will show: Dim = 10%, Kelvin = 2700K, G/M = 000,
     DMX = 001.

E) Lock: Press the Lock button to disable all buttons and Control knob. Press for 3 seconds to restore displayed presets to
    default factory settings.

F) Mode: Press to navigate from Dim to Kelvin and G/M settings. When in sub-menus, pressing Mode always returns you to main display.
     When DMX is applied, use Mode to access DMX channel on main display. Shortcut: Long press will bring you back one step.

G) Data Port: Mini B USB for firmware updates.

H) Control Knob: Manually adjusts Dim, Kelvin, G/M levels and DMX address. Press the Control knob to toggle between
     Fine and Coarse increments or when selecting options within menus.

DMX Note: Each LED Fixture has an “AUTO TERMINATE” feature. The last fixture that does not have an XLR cable attached to the
                  DMX “Out” port will automatically terminate.

   
       
 


LED Controller - White Mode

• Kelvin presets & custom settings, 2700K-6500K
• Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
• Manual & DMX Dimming w/ Auto Terminate
• DMX wireless (Lumen Radio)
• Green/Magenta control
• Flicker-free, quiet operation

 

 

 
       
 


Gels/Hue Color Mode

In addition to White mode features, Gels/Hue Color mode includes
access to:

• Extended Kelvin color range 2500K-9900K
• Kino Flo presets and Gels
• Dial in any color through Hue Angle and Saturation control

Gel List - Alphabetical

Gel List - Numerical

       
 


RGB Color Mode

Additional RGB Color mode includes:

• Individual Red, Green, Blue (RGB) control
• Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels

 

 

     
 


FX (Effects) Mode

• Candle
• Fire
• TV
• Police
• Lightning
• Paparazzi
• Pulse
• Scroll


     
 

CIE xy

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0.

Can obtain xy coordinates with handheld meter from any light source and input into Kino Flo LEDs to match.

     
 

Camera Profiles LUTs

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0.

Camera LUTs available for:

• Panavsion DXL
• Sony Venice
• Arri Alexa
• Panasonic Varicam

More to follow.

     
 

Color Space

Introduced September 2019 with True Match® Firmware 4.0.

Color Space provides a means of matching color points between manufacturers.
Color Space options are:

• rec 709/sRGB
• P3 D65
• rec 2020
• ESTA E1.54

See True Match® Firmware for more details.

 

 

FreeStyle LED Features

  • Kelvin presets
  • Dial-in color temperature control between 2500K-9900K
  • Green/Magenta Control
  • Hue angle and Saturation adjustments
  • RGB control
  • CIE xy
  • FX Control
  • Camera Profiles LUTs
  • Color Space
  • Works with Apps with predetermined RGB presets or color wheels
  • Can use preset buttons to store custom Kelvin settings
  • Light levels do not change when selecting Kelvin settings
  • No color shift while dimming
  • Color-correct with high color rendering index (CRI 95)
  • Universal input 100VAC-240VAC or 24VDC
  • Energy efficient, draws 0.83A, 120VAC and 4.2A, 24VDC
  • Flicker-free, quiet operation
  • Full range onboard and DMX dimming
  • DMX wireless link (Lumen Radio®)
  • DMX Auto Terminate

FreeStyle LED Design

  • KinoGrip Center Mount
  • Lightweight, compact, slim profile
  • Mounts to stand, light enough to be hand-held

 

 
 

FreeStyle Mini LED System

The FreeStyle Mini LED System consists of four components:  FreeStyle Mini LED Fixture (fig. 1), Mounting Plate (fig. 2), FreeStyle 120 LED DMX Controller (fig.3), and Extension Cable (fig.4).  It was designed in this manner to allow the greatest flexibility in lighting solutions for challenging situations.

       
 
 
       
  FreeStyle Mini LED Fixture    
   
   
  The FreeStyle Mini LED Fixture is comprised of a an LED panel and Louver.  The Louver is held in place with Velcro fasteners.  The fixture has a twist-on mating plate to accept a twist-on mount and has molded corners for additional rigging options.  The compact lightweight fixture can also be hand-held.


 
 
   
  Mounting

One of the design features of the FreeStyle Mini LED Fixture is the twist-on removable KinoGrip Center Mount. When it's on, the fixture mounts easily to a light stand; when it's off, the fixture is flat and can be hand-held, or hidden in a space too small to place a stand-mounting fixture. The FreeStyle Mini LED fixture also has molded corners for additional rigging options.

 
                                Mounted on a Stand                                                   
   
   
 

The standard mount comes with a KinoGrip Mount w/ Baby Receiver Short (MTP-BG41S) that mounts onto a baby stand. The ball
and socket mount allows the fixture to be oriented in a broad range of angles. With the KinoGrip, the lightweight fixture can be hand-held.

There is also another baby mount version and mount w/ 3/8" pin (see below) available as accessories.

   
 
                  MTP-BG41S
 
Mounting options include MTP-KG41 Mount with 3/8" Pin (10mm); MTP-BG41 Mount with Baby Receiver (16mm).
   
 
                      MTP-KG41                                              MTP-BG41
       
  Note: The lollipops on all of these mounts are interchangeable.
       
 
MTP-L       Kino 41 Lollipop w/ 3/8” Pin

MTP-LBC
   Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Curve (16mm)

MTP-LBS 
  Kino 41 Lollipop w/ Baby Receiver Short (16mm)
   
 
 
MTP-BAL1

   
 
A Ballast Baby Mount (MTP-BAL1) is available as an accessory.

The MTP-BAL1 can be used with a Mafer clamp to mount the Controller onto a stand, for example.
   
                  MTP-BAL1
   
 
 

Block/KF21 Battery

   
 
                 BAT-KF21                                           BAT-MM1 Mafer Mount
   
 

The KF21 battery can power 28.8V (20-34VDC) applications.  Run time for the FreeStyle Mini LED is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes at full brightness.  When fixtures are dimmed, the battery will last longer. 

Charge time is only 1.5 hours versus Lithium batteries that take approximately 4 hours to fully charge.  Unlike lithium batteries, the Kino Flo/BlockBattery is also travel friendly with no travel restrictions. BlockBattery Travel Documentation.

The Kino Flo/BlockBattery system includes a Mafer Mount, BAT-MM1, with 28.8V output with 3-Pin xlr, 3ft.  The battery slides onto the mount and mounts onto a Mafer clamp.


 

The 3-pin xlr cable connects to the FreeStyle 120 LED DMX Controller.

For more information, see Battery.

 

 

DMX Operation

 

 

The FreeStyle 120 LED DMX operates on three DMX channels (in White mode) using DMX512 (six DMX channels in Color mode). 
The first channel operates dimming; the 2nd channel operates Kelvin color temperature control; the 3rd channel operates the Hue.

In Gels/Hue Color mode: 4th channel operates the Gel; 5th channel operates the Hue angle and the 6th channel operates the Saturation. In RGB Color mode, 4th channel operates Red; 5th channel operates Green and the 6th channel operates Blue.

In CIE xy mode, first channel operates x; the 2nd channel operates y.

For FX (Effects) mode, see True Match® Firmware 4.0 DMX mapping.

 

   
 

Wireless Operation

 

 

The FreeStyle 120 LED DMX Controller includes a built-in Lumen Radio receiver and can be operated wirelessly with a Lumen Radio transmitter (sold separately).  Wireless is an option to using DMX cables.  For more information on Lumen Radio Receiver/Transmitter, see www.LumenRadio.com.


 
  The FreeStyle Extension cable
 
   

Up to 50 feet (2 x 25ft) of extension cable can be used between the fixture and the Controller.

   
  Lighht Control

 

Honeycomb Louver – The spread of the light is controlled by means of a
thin wall honeycomb louver.  The advantage of the louver is the minimal loss
of light. 

The FreeStyle Mini LED fixture includes a 90° louver. It is lightweight and is held to the fixture with Velcro fasteners.

   
 
   
 

Cases

   
 

The soft case (BAG-FS10) is made out of lightweight fabric material. 

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