Illuminati Instrument Light and Color Meter

BH #ILIM100 • MFR #IM100
Illuminati Instrument
Illuminati Instrument Light and Color Meter
Key Features
  • Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash
  • Exposure Metering Range: -1 to 18 EV
  • ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture Variables
  • Corded or Wireless Flash Metering
An all-in-one meter that is both compact and convenient, the Illuminati Light and Color Meter is a unique tool for measuring both exposure and color as well as both ambient and strobe lighting. Beyond its metering capabilities, this meter distinguishes itself with Bluetooth connectivity along with a dedicated Illuminati app for complete control over the meter from your iOS or Android mobile device. This smartphone-based interface offers simple and intuitive control over the meter's functions, display exposure and color measurements, and also lets you simultaneously work with multiple meters for measuring lighting ratios or taking more exacting readings for highly controlled lighting situations.
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Illuminati Instrument IM100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Light and Flash Meter
  • 3Color Meter
  • 4Wireless Connectivity and Illuminati App
  • 5Design

An all-in-one meter that is both compact and convenient, the Illuminati Light and Color Meter is a unique tool for measuring both exposure and color as well as both ambient and strobe lighting. Beyond its metering capabilities, this meter distinguishes itself with Bluetooth connectivity along with a dedicated Illuminati app for complete control over the meter from your iOS or Android mobile device. This smartphone-based interface offers simple and intuitive control over the meter's functions, display exposure and color measurements, and also lets you simultaneously work with multiple meters for measuring lighting ratios or taking more exacting readings for highly controlled lighting situations.

Complementing the distinct interface and wireless connectivity is a clever physical design that maximizes mounting versatility. In line with the wireless, smartphone-based operation of the meter, the meter is also designed for remote use and allows you to attach it to a stand using the 1/4"-20 mount; hang from a lanyard or strap; or attach to a variety of surfaces using the rear rare-earth magnet in conjunction with the included magnetic accessories. The meter's construction is also characterized by its spring-loaded retractable dome, compact triangular shape, integrated RGB LEDs for on-meter status alerts, and a 3.5mm jack for wired flash triggering.

Light and Flash Meter

  • Incident metering for both ambient light and flash
  • Exposure metering range from -1 EV to 18 EV
  • ISO, shutter speed, and aperture variable adjustment
  • Cine mode allows you to measure in shutter angles, f/stops, ISO, and frame rate (fps)
  • Wireless flash metering is possible using the automatic pre-flash rejection
  • Wired flash metering can be performed using the 3.5mm jack
  • When multiple meters are in use, lighting ratios can be measured and the difference can be displayed in f/stops
  • Strobe-to-total ratio can be measured, which accounts for how much of the total light reading comes from the strobe source
  • Up to 15 different programmable alarm notifications can be set to warn you when lighting conditions change or differ outside of the initial metering
  • Automatic comparisons can be made from one or multiple meters and alarms can be set for when color changes, color mismatch, or changes to relative brightness occur
  • Continuous Mode lets you review changes in lighting in real time, allowing you to stand behind the lights and adjust them while reviewing the changes on your mobile device or confirming via the LEDs on the meters themselves
  • Multiple meters can be configured in an array to check for consistent and even lighting on a background, such as when using a green screen to ensure proper lighting for seamless masking

Color Meter

  • Ambient and strobe color metering range from 1600-20,000K
  • Both color temperature and chromaticity can be measured to suit various types of lighting
  • Color temperature reading can display both ambient and strobe readings independently, and a slider can be used to set the target color temperature with the difference in mired color shift displayed
  • Chromaticity plot shows the exact color coordinates of both ambient and strobe lighting in the CIE XYZ gamut, which incorporates a gamut indicator area for the sRGB color space. In addition to showing color temperature, this plot also highlights the magenta-green color shift between lights
  • Multiple meters can measure various sources in a scene to detect mixed lighting scenarios
  • Gel Mode is available in the app for choosing the appropriate lighting gel to match the prevailing color temperature

Wireless Connectivity and Illuminati App

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0) allows you to wirelessly connect your iOS or Android device to the meter for operation
  • Illuminati app is compatible with Apple mobile devices running iOS 8.1 or higher, or Android mobile devices running Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher
  • Bluetooth connection provides an operating range of approximately 78.7'
  • Multiple meters can be managed from the same interface and their measurements can be compared or averaged

Design

  • Meter readings can be triggered from the mobile device app, from a smartwatch, from the button located directly on the meter, or while working in continuous ambient metering mode
  • 3.5mm jack is available for wired flash triggering
  • Spring-loaded retractable dome toggles up and down, similar to a ballpoint pen. The dome should be up for metering people, 3D objects, or multiple light sources; the dome should be down for metering flat objects or single light sources; and the dome will also retract into the meter body as a safety feature to prevent cracking
  • RGB status indicator LEDs are located on the front face of the meter and display battery warnings, Bluetooth connection status, and user-programmable light and color level alarms
  • Alarms can be set to monitor various parameters, including ambient/strobe light level, ambient/strobe color temperature, or ambient/strobe chromaticity coordinates (X or Y), with the ability to have an alarm when the upper or lower limit has been passed, when a metering is within a range, when a metering is outside of a range, or when a metering changes by a specified number of stops in brightness
  • Two AAA batteries are used as the power source and provide and approximate six-month lifespan under normal use
  • Firmware updates can be performed wirelessly in order to add future features or bug fixes
  • In addition to simply being held, the meter can also be mounted using the incorporated 1/4"-20 tripod mount, holes for a lanyard or strap, or the rear rare-earth magnet
  • Included Offset Finger T magnetic holder connects to the rear magnet and protrudes from the back, allowing you to hold the meter between two fingers. It can also be used as a kickstand for propping the meter up on a flat surface and its offset design lets you adjust the standing angle from 90-45°
  • Included Alligator Clip magnetic holder lets you clip the meter to collars, ties, shirts, or other clothing, as well as cords, straps, or other fabric

Illuminati Instrument IM100 Specs

Meter TypeAmbient
Color Temperature
Flash
Flash MeteringCorded
Cordless
Metering
Measuring ModesContinuous Reading
Aperture Rangef/0.5 to 144
EV Range-1 to 18 EV
ISO Range3 to 409,600
Shutter Speed Range1/64,000 to 30 Seconds
Measuring Rangef/1 to 1,000,000 lux / 0.1 to 92,903 fc
Color Temperature Range1600 to 20,000K
Physical
Interface1/8" / 3.5 mm Jack
Memory Card SlotsNone
Tripod Mounting ThreadNone
General
Battery2 x AAA
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Dimensions3.1 x 2.8 x 1.2" / 78 x 70 x 30 mm (with Dome)
Weight2.2 oz / 62.0 g (with Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 4.15 x 1.7"
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