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Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit

BH #APMC12KIT • MFR #APA0147A10
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
Item Type12 x LED Light Panel
Included FiltersDiffusion
Included Storage Case1 x Case (Fits All Included Lights)
1 x Case (Accessories Only)
Photometrics9 fc / 100 Lux at 3.3' / 1 m*
102 fc / 1100 Lux at 0.98' / 0.3 m
37 fc / 400 Lux at 1.64' / 0.5 m

*Standardized Measurement Supplied by the Manufacturer
Color Temperature3200 to 6500K
Color ModesRed, Green, Blue, White
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 96
TLCI 97
DimmingYes, Built-In Dimmer
0 to 100%
Umbrella MountNo
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control TypeBluetooth
App CompatibleYes: Android & iOS
App Name: SIDUSLINK
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
*As of November, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power SourceBattery (Built-In)
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB-C Power Input
Battery1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer, 3.7 VDC, 2600 mAh (Built-In)
 • 2.5- to 15-Hour Runtime
Battery ChargingCharging Cable (Included)
DC Input Power5 VDC at 2 A
Included Adapter / Cable1 x USB-C Male to USB-A Male
Mounting
Fixture Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Magnetic
Included Adapter4 x Ball Head Mount: Accessory Foot to 1/4"-20 Male Screw
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
General
Dimensions3.7 x 2.4 x 0.7" / 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.7 cm
Weight0.29 lb / 130 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight20.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.6 x 16.2 x 5.7"

Aputure MC Reviews

Looking forward to the MC Pro

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

These have been a staple in my kit for a little while now. I use them on practically every shoot. Output could be a little higher, but that's why I'm looking forward to picking up the MC Pro's whenever they're released. As well as Aputure's larger tube light whenever *that's* released. Heck, Aputure, take all my money.

Highly recommended RGB light.

By Garo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-29

I love the built quality feels very good in my hands, one problem with this light is that you need way more than one, like they say shut up and take my money hehe :) you'll love this light.

Great compact kit

By Joshua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

These lights make excellent fill, accent, and even special effect lights for film. I suppose it's possible if you're close enough and cluster enough to get her it could be used as a key light, but definitely not it's intended purpose. Highly recommended for sculpting your set though.

Great little light

By Shane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-29

Makes for a great special effects light. Fits in most hands and can be hidden easily; the many color/effects options give the user limitless opportunities for creative lighting.

Amazing

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

I video vehicle interiors and engine bays, so these lights are perfect. I use the magnets and stick them to the roof or under the hood, and boom - light exactly where I need it. They're adjustable; two come with light modifiers to soften the output.

Super convenient, awesome litt

By Brandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

This case is super convenient in that you can charge the lights right in the case without having to hook them all up separately to a charger. And the lights are fantastic for what they are. Super happy.

I love this little guy!

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

These have come in handy several times both on my stop-motion shoots and my live-action shoots. Love the magnetism, size, weight, output, and ease of use.

A fantastically versatile light

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-06

Whether used as a practical light effect in a music video or an on-camera light at an event, this little light from Aputure can preform a lot of different jobs. While I do wish it was a bit brighter, it makes up for that in sheer versatility.

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