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Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit

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Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit
Key Features
  • 12 x MC RGBWW Light Fixtures
  • 95% BT.2020 Gamut Coverage
  • Full HSI Color Control
  • 0 to 100% Dimming
The Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit includes 12 Aputure MC light fixtures, a wireless charging case, and accessories. The MC light fixtures are part of the Aputure M-series of lights and feature RGB LEDs, as well as both tungsten- and daylight-balanced LEDs, creating a full hue-controllable LED light that emits up to 95% of the BT.2020 color gamut. This lightweight light fixture easily fits in the palm of your hand and can be mounted using the built-in 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole or attached to metal items via its built-in magnets. The light integrates an OLED display screen and a control wheel. Compatibility with the Aputure Sidus Link app enables you to remotely control your light from your mobile device. The light fixture supports the Sidus Mesh technology that enables you to control multiple fixtures.
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Aputure MC Overview

The Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit includes 12 Aputure MC light fixtures, a wireless charging case, and accessories. The MC light fixtures are part of the Aputure M-series of lights and feature RGB LEDs, as well as both tungsten- and daylight-balanced LEDs, creating a full hue-controllable LED light that emits up to 95% of the BT.2020 color gamut. This lightweight light fixture easily fits in the palm of your hand and can be mounted using the built-in 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole or attached to metal items via its built-in magnets. The light integrates an OLED display screen and a control wheel. Compatibility with the Aputure Sidus Link app enables you to remotely control your light from your mobile device. The light fixture supports the Sidus Mesh technology that enables you to control multiple fixtures.

The fixture is dimmable from 100 to 0% brightness, has 360° of hue control, and 100 levels of color saturation adjustment. It features a CRI rating of 96 and a TLCI rating of 97, and the MC LED light has a color temperature range of 3200 to 6500K adjustable in 100K increments. In addition to the HSI and CCT settings, the light has nine built-in FX settings. The integrated battery will run the fixture for two hours at maximum brightness. The fixture supports USB Type-C PD (Power Delivery) quick-charging protocol for rapid charging, and it also supports the Qi wireless charging protocol, making it compatible with most wireless chargers.

The included hardshell case holds the 12 MC fixtures and can be used to wirelessly charge the lights using the included AC power cable or an optio0nal D-Tap cable. The case also incorporates three 5 VDC USB power ports for charging mobile accessories. This kit comes with four Silicone diffusers and four ball head cold shoe adapters.

Light Fixtures

CCT Lighting Modes

You can select a color temperature from the color range between 3200 to 6500K in increments of 100K.

FX Lighting Modes

In the MC's FX mode, toggle between any of the MC's nine built-in lighting effects presets:

  • Paparazzi
  • Fireworks
  • Faulty bulb
  • Lightning
  • TV
  • Pulsing
  • Fire
  • Party
  • Cop car

Sidus Link Control

The mobile app for iOS and Android lets you adjust the light's settings to allow for finer control of the HSI, CCT, and FX functions by enabling additional control methods and parameters.
The Color Picker function allows you to point your phone's camera at a color, capture it, and your light will reproduce it instantly.
Sidus Mesh technology allows you to control up to 100 lights in a stable network. Control a single light, or all of them simultaneously, from the Sidus Link mobile app. The Sidus Mesh network can extend up to 1300' with no more than 262' between compatible light fixtures.

Wireless Charging Case

  • Power input: AC and D-Tap
  • Charging outputs: 12 wireless charging bays, three USB ports
  • Accessory drawer contents: Four silicone rubber diffusers, four mini cold shoe ball heads

Aputure MC Specs

Light Fixture
Color Temperature3200 to 6500K
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 96
TLCI 97
Photometrics102.2 fc / 1100 Lux at 0.98' / 0.3 m
37.2 fc / 400 Lux at 1.64' / 0.5 m
9.3 fc / 100 Lux at 3.28' / 1 m
DimmingYes, 0 to 100%
Integrated Battery
Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Runtime2.5 to 15 Hours
Operating Voltage3.7 VDC
Power
Power Input ConnectionUSB Type-A
Power SourceIntegrated Battery
Physical
Mount Type1/4"-20 Female, Magnetic
Operating Temperature32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
Dimensions3.7 x 2.4 x 0.7" / 93 x 61 x 17 mm
Weight4.59 oz / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight20.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.6 x 16.2 x 5.7"

Aputure MC Reviews

Lighting

By peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I use this pocket size light to influence the small subjects I am shooting particularly macro objects.

Beware the magnets

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

The lights are great. However, the magnets are too strong or the case is too weak. Both units i purchased earlier are cracking at the end of the magnets. For one the magnet came out entirely and the case broke. Seems the end with the control wheel and power switch is fairly week. The light still works, though.

What a beauty!

By Satish
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-30

This is powerful with enough battery and light for travel! I use it a lot.

Love these!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

Small and easy to use nook light, eye light, whatever light. Easy to use in the app. The battery run time is not great, but I usually use them with a USB cable for power anyway. Easy way to add color, or accents wherever you need them.

Fantastic light for its size

By Sandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

This light is something that makes video and photography creation much easier to do quickly and anywhere, due to its small size and many modes. Highly recommend

Love this lights

By Fabian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

High quality and small lights that fits in your pocket. We use them everywhere. From events to product photo and video, back lights for interviews, for accents lights in photo, music videos and more. This kit is so versatile that you will always pack this babies everywhere just in case. When using it with the Sidus link app you can just place them and later adjust your color, intensity. Remember they won't last forever when in high intensity but when used in low intensity settings the can last many hours. Charger case sometimes is a little tricky to adjust the lights and make sure they are charging, also because is magnetic you need to make sure there's no little particles of metal on the surface before charging. Nothing to crazy but good to have in mind.

Small, portable, and fun

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Compact enough to keep with you. Tons of possibilities. So far so good.

I wanted these to work.

By Tanner
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

I love these lights. They're awesome. But build quality and quality control is incredibly poor. I've had connectivity issues from the start, which were fixed by Aputure support (great people). But 2 of the 4 new lights broke easily. I thought it was a fluke, bought a replacement. Then it just happened again tonight. I can't keep buying $90 lights every couple months. Also, I take care of my equipment. My lights are stored in pelican cases and are never handled roughly, dropped, etc. they're very well taken-care-of. Still have issues. I'm done. I'm really annoyed. I love these lights and want them to work. Buyer beware.

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Asked by: kyle
Yes, this has a 1/4"-20 thread under it which you can use with a shoe mount, such as BH #VECSBH2 , to connect it to your camera. https://bhpho.to/2tKxCdV
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Asked by: Kwesi
Yes, two silicon diffusers are included.
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Asked by: Timi
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