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Rotolight AEOS 2 & NEO 3 Firmware Update Revealed

Josh Lewis - 1 month ago

Rotolight AEOS 2 and NEO 3 owners of the world, rejoice, as the LED lighting luminaries release a new firmware update to bring a host of new features and enhancements to further improve the [already awesome] lighting products.

This new firmware upgrade, [V1.2] delivers a suite of sweet enhancements to the functionality of the lights, which launched via Kickstarter last Autumn. It also executes some neat and user-requested new features that are certain to bring greater creative opportunities along with practical and performance functions for users everywhere.

Rotolight AEOS 2
The Rotolight AEOS 2 sees huge leaps in features and function, along with its smaller sibling, the NEO 3, with the latest firmware update.

New Features

The latest firmware update includes a number of new modes to control the onboard fan, which includes an important Silent Fan Mode. This new mode will come as music to many a videographer’s ears. It gives the option for completely noiseless operation and is fully user-controllable.

A new Lux mode also allows users to extract maximum performance from the light, or to achieve a constant exposure across colour temperatures depending on user preference.

Adding to this, a new Touchscreen Lock Mode has been added to allow the lights to be positioned in any location, preventing accidental adjustment to the user’s chosen settings. To activate, simply press and hold both knobs at the same time to lock the screen, [repeating to unlock].

This firmware update also brings enhancements to the light’s notable CineSFX modes, including enhanced navigation of SFX controls, improved colour authenticity, and refinements to triggering of SFX via the wireless Elinchrom Skyport transmitter.

The Rotolight NEO 3 and AEOS 2 firmware update also includes Dynamic Multi-Language Support which brings a range of language options across all menus and displays. These can now be found in native Italian, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.

The new firmware additions have been developed alongside a suite of general performance improvements and minor bug fixes, including improved battery performance in maximum flash power, and improved third-party battery support in ‘max’ flash mode.

Tap below to watch Rotolight’s introduction to the update, which includes a walkthrough from Rotolight CEO, Rod Gammons.

Future Updates

We’ve been told that the next major update [Firmware 2.0] will land in late July and will provide support for Rotolight’s new native iOS & Android app which is in the final stages of beta testing and will launch simultaneously.

The Rotolight app will deliver wireless real-time control of brightness, colour temperature, HSI, gels, SFX, flash settings and more for the AEOS 2/NEO 3. Additionally, this update includes a brand new green/magenta correction control, along with numerous additional enhancements.

See more at Rotolight’s website.

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Josh Lewis

Josh has been working as a filmmaker for a number of years, now, managing to convert his passion into a profession in 2015. Used to working as a solo shooter, Josh has become accustomed to working with ‘run & gun’ set ups and has become an expert in filmmaking equipment through his experience of working on hundreds of projects in varying capacities. This experience, coupled with Josh’s curious mind and ability to deliver casual-yet-knowledgeable opinion, makes him the perfect for his role within PhotoBite.