Lighting: Overall System

Any TV lighting system has to provide the correct quantity of light on the subject (illumination) and, for colour television, must also provide light of the correct quality (colour temperature). To satisfy these needs it requires light fittings (luminaires), means of supporting them and a system for controlling the light output from each lamp.

How elaborate our facilities need to be will be influenced by:

Camera sensitivity.

Size of acting area.

Height of lighting ceiling (lighting grid).

Turnround time required between programmes.

If the initial design is for a simple lighting suspension but more flexible arrangements are likely to be needed at a later date, the ceiling and steelwork to meet the later requirements ...

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