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Aputure MC 4-Light Travel Kit with Charging Case

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Aputure MC 4-Light Travel Kit with Charging Case
Key Features
  • 4 x MC RGBWW Light Fixtures
  • 95% BT.2020 Gamut Coverage
  • Full HSI Color Control
  • 0 to 100% Dimming
The Aputure MC 4-Light Travel Kit with Charging Case includes four Aputure MC light fixtures, a 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 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 4-Light Travel Kit with Charging Case includes four Aputure MC light fixtures, a 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 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 case holds the four MC fixtures and can be used to wirelessly charge the lights using the included power supply. The case also incorporates two 5 VDC USB power ports for charging mobile accessories.

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
  • Dimensions: 11.14 x 7.4 x 2.56"
  • Power input: AC power supply
  • Charging outputs: Four wireless charging bays, two USB ports

Aputure MC Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
4x LED Light Panel
Included Storage Case
1x Case (Fits All Included Lights)

1x Case (Accessories Only)
Photometrics
Unspecified Color Temperature:
9 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
Color Temperature
3200 to 6500K
Color Modes
RGB, Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 97
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Front Accessory Mount
No
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Power Source
Battery (Built-In)
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer, 3.7 VDC, 2600 mAh (Built-In)
 • 2- to 15-Hour Runtime
 • 3.5-Hour Charge Time
Input Power
5 VDC at 2 A
Power Consumption
5 W
60 W (Maximum)
Fixture Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Magnetic
Light Fixture
Item Type
4x LED Light Panel
Included Filters
Diffusion
Included Storage Case
1x Case (Fits All Included Lights)

1x Case (Accessories Only)
Photometrics
Unspecified Color Temperature:
9 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
Color Temperature
3200 to 6500K
Color Modes
RGB, Daylight, Tungsten
Color Accuracy Standard
CRI 96
TLCI 97
Dimming
Built-In Dimmer
 • 0 to 100%
Cooling System
No
Built-In Flash
No
Umbrella Mount
No
Front Accessory Mount
No
Connectivity
Wireless Remote Control Type
Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SIDUSLINK
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
Power & I/O
Power Source
Battery (Built-In)
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C Power Input
Battery
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer, 3.7 VDC, 2600 mAh (Built-In)
 • 2- to 15-Hour Runtime
 • 3.5-Hour Charge Time
Battery Charging
Charging Cable (Included)
Input Power
5 VDC at 2 A
Included Adapter / Cable
1x USA Type-A/B to Unspecified AC to DC Adapter
Inline Switch
No
Power Pass-Thru
No
Power Consumption
5 W
60 W (Maximum)
Mounting
Fixture Mounting
1x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Magnetic
Included Adapter
2x Ball Head Mount: Accessory Foot to 1/4"-20 Male Screw
Environmental
Environmental Protection
No
Operating Temperature
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
General
Display
OLED
Dimensions
3.7 x 2.4 x 0.7" / 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.7 cm
Weight
0.29 lb / 130 g (Fixture)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.45 x 9.35 x 4.85"

Aputure MC Reviews

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can you use these as an uplight?

can you use these as an uplight?
Asked by: Sean
No, we would look into other solutions for up lights as the MC-4 units do not provide the run-time maybe needed as well provide the beam of angle that is required.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-08-20

Do these come with the silicone diffusion ?

Do these come with the silicone diffusion ?
Asked by: Kwesi
Yes, two silicon diffusers are included.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-08-03

In addition to all the amazing features, can the ...

In addition to all the amazing features, can the Aputure MC also be connected to a camera shoe, then linked via cable/bluetooth/etc, to be used for flash photography? I feel that this is the ONE THING that is constantly NOT discussed, or is overlooked, in all reviews. I cannot find any information on Aputure's website either. Thank you very much!
Asked by: David
As per manufacturer specs, there are currently no options available for this function, as the unit has been designed primarily as a source of continuous light.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-05

How much does this kit weigh and what are the ...

How much does this kit weigh and what are the dimensions of the box?
Asked by: Kwesi
The kit weighs 6.57lb and box dimensions are given as 11.45 x 9.35 x 4.85".
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-08-05

Does the charging case come with a cable? How is ...

Does the charging case come with a cable? How is the case itself (not the light) actually charged? In the picture there's a weird port on the side of the case that I don't recognize.
Asked by: Tanner
A power cable is included in the box.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-29

Since the battery is not removable or replacable ...

Since the battery is not removable or replacable - what happens when it no longer keeps a charge?
Asked by: David B
it can be sent back to the manufacturer for a battery replacement
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2022-10-26

What remote control range are people reliably ...

What remote control range are people reliably getting with a single light? Website stats 80m, wondering if this is accurate.
Asked by: Dominic
According to Aputure the the Sidus Mesh network can extend up to 1300' with no more than 262' (80 meters) between compatible light fixtures. This would however be under ideal circumstances with minimal interference. The distance may be less if there are other wireless signals in the area.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-03-02

Will you be able to buy the case separately?

Will you be able to buy the case separately?
Asked by: Jacob
Aputure reps said yes, in the future. Quoted from their Facebook user group.
Answered by: Jonathan
Date published: 2020-09-28
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