VL2000

Charc

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Sorry, it's so late I'll be falling asleep in 30 seconds, I just wanted to get the ball rolling on this though:

VL2000, a "designed for theatre ML"? Quieter, etc. than it's brethren and competition?
 

Pie4Weebl

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I take it you are really talking about the VL1000, or VL1000TSD (tungsten, shutters, onboard dimmer) if you wanna be picky?

And to answer your question, yes it is an amazing fixture for theatre use, runs circles around S4 Revolutions at about the same cost. I used 8 of them on a production of Urine Town last year and even peter sargent was really impressed by them. Great fixtures all around!
 

derekleffew

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But if you really mean VL2000, and you have to specify Spot or Wash, but we'll assume Spot: A big NO! Not a bad light, but just an updated version of the VL6c, and no color mixing. And if a moving light can't blend with the conventional lights (SourceFours) it's not going to be very useful in a theatre design.

As Pie said, the
VL1000TSD is a nice light (though i've only used the arc version: VL1000AS) and it and the ETC Revolution are the only two in their class. Arguing about which is better would be like arguing Kliegl vs. Century in the day. But I would go with the V*L over the Revolution, due to the color mixing. Both are huge, clunky, and slow, but so am I and that's okay for theatrical usage.
 

Charc

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Nope I meant VL2000. ME at internship was talking about the idea on the table of purchasing MLs. He mentioned the VL2000 to be the "made for theatre light". I didn't want to be a prick, so I offhandedly asked if he'd looked into the VL1000, with the tungsten source. He then said "yep, I looked into all of 'em, considered the VL1000, VL2000 and VL3000, but the VL2000 is really a theatre light".

It seems to me like VL1000 is the clear winner: tungsten, iris or shutters, CMY, other awesome options; but I left the subject alone. Don't want to be burning any bridges...
 

DaveySimps

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We rent the VL1000TS's from time to time for musicals. I love them. They are very versitile, and not noisy at all. I great moving fixture for theatre applications.

~Dave
 

soundlight

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To the best of my knowledge, the VL2000 isn't even made any more - it's VL2500 spot and wash now. If he's looking for a made-for-theatre light it's the VL1000 with CMY and framing and the choice of arc or tungsten models.
 

SerraAva

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You are corrected soundlight. VL2000 production has stopped. The VL2000 and VL2500 look the same externally, but internally, the VL2500 Spot added CMY, and both the wash and spot received a glass dimmer wheel for dimming instead of the flags used in the VL2000. It’s a more linear way of dimming compared to flags. Problem is, it came at a cost of 500 lumens and lost some zoom range on the wash, 14-55 vs. 12-57.