SKU: GC49-42.L-478D

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478D Light Meter

The Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478D is a high-performance light meter designed to give photographers greater control of their exposures. Featuring both incident and reflected light metering capabilities in a slim, compact design, the L-478D can measure up to 20x brighter than other available meters with its Lumisphere diffuser. Its Cine/HD Cinematography mode measures multiple frame rates for consistent exposure settings across shots, while its Spot Luminance Metering Mode allows you to manually or automatically record luminance values on various surfaces.

The intuitive backlit LCD screen features easy navigation menus and an illuminated exposure readout for quick setup and fast readings even in low light conditions. With support for digital cameras, direct connection options to select smartphones, and the ability to be controlled via Sekonic’s optional Wireless Radio Flash Trigger, the L-478D is an incredibly capable light meter for any photographer. Its sleek design, powerful features, and dependable accuracy make it a must-have tool for anyone looking to take their photography to the next level.

 

Features

Simple Operation

Instantly familiar and comfortable to use. Make settings by touching icons or sliding a finger on the screen. The large color LCD displays ambient, flash, cine and other information in a clear and understandable way.

Analyzing Function

The L-478-Series meters are especially useful when using flash to lighten shadows or reduce background detail. That's because they measure ambient and flash simultaneously and automatically indicate the percentage of flash in the total exposure. Touch the screen to adjust settings to get the perfect the ambient flash mix. The meter's analog display uses color-coded lines to graphically display the relationship between ambient and flash components.

Enhanced HD Cine / Cine Features

Today's digital cameras are boundless and a variety of cameras can be used in a single production. The L-478-series has two motion- capture modes to fit camera in use. Touch to set shutter speeds for HD SLR cameras or quickly select frame rates and shutter angles for Cine. Create unique frame rates and shutter angles for special effects.

Infinite Frame Rate/Shutter Angle

Special effects and light sources can push standard camera settings to their limits That's why the L-478 also allows creating unique frame rates and shutter angles to .000 to enable precise exposure and lighting that produce the very best images and reduce time in post-production.

Unique Filtration Compensation Mode

Like all light and exposure meters, the L-478D is calibrated for visual light. And because meters can't measure filtered light by design, Sekonic designers added a unique filter mode that enables getting exact light levels with touch screen ease. Touch the L-478 to instantly call up light-source or camera filtration expressed industry standard CTO/CTB/ND terms. For special filters or applications, create a unique filter factor and give it a name. Up to four filters can be used together in as a pack to assure full control in virtually any situation.

Calibrated to your Camera with Exposure Profiling

Every camera system is unique. Optical, mechanical and imaging components all act on each other to produce slight differences in the dynamic range and exposure. Knowing the limits of your camera enables making better exposures with less post processing. Sekonic's pioneering Data Transfer Software enables quick dynamic range mapping and meter calibration for the most precise control of light. Create and store up to ten profiles with Sekonic or X-Rite brand targets or use the touch display of light meter to directly enter the profile information obtained from other sources.

Illuminance or Luminance Measurement

Brightness measurement in Lux or FC and Cd/m2 or FL will make the L-478 a major player on movie sets around the world. Display brightness along with exposure measurements or simply by itself.

Contrast Function

The L-478's contrast function simplifies setting up lighting ratios or checking the evenness of a background or scene. Take a reading of the key or reference light and touch AVE/_EV to create a standard. Then press the measuring button to display the brightness difference between the standard and new reading.

Memory Mode and Latitude Display

Up to nine readings can be memorized. An indicator appears on the analog display each time a measurement is memorized. This provides a fast and simple way of retaining and analyzing shadow, mid tone and highlight exposure readings. Digital readings can be recalled and/or cleared at any time for precise exposure control. The dynamic range of your digital camera or film can be programmed into the L-478 to create a Latitude Display that mirrors the range of your system. This important guide will let you know readings are within the range of your camera.

Data Transfer Software (CD-ROM included)

Data Transfer Software offers 1) Create exposure profiles, 2) Change custom settings, 3) Customize user settings such as frame rate, shutter angle and filter compensation, and 4) Upgrade the L-478D/DR firmware.

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Product Overview

The Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478D is a high-performance light meter designed to give photographers greater control of their exposures. Featuring both incident and reflected light metering capabilities in a slim, compact design, the L-478D can measure up to 20x brighter than other available meters with its Lumisphere diffuser. Its Cine/HD Cinematography mode measures multiple frame rates for consistent exposure settings across shots, while its Spot Luminance Metering Mode allows you to manually or automatically record luminance values on various surfaces.

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L-478D LiteMaster PRO Light Meter

By Sekonic

L-478D LiteMaster PRO Light Meter

Full HD & HD Cine Modes

Cine/HD Cine modes have been created for todays HDSLR and Video Cine cameras. Effortlessly switch between HDSLR and Cine for exact exposure settings in specific increments for both.

Simple & User Friendly

Simple & User Friendly

Equipped with a large and intuitive 2.7" color touchscreen LCD, the LiteMaster Pro L-478 Series Light Meter from Sekonic will make incident metering for ambient and flash light super simple. The major ability of this system enables complete control of the flash's power in 0.1-step increments.

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