The Ambi-2 Illuminator CS from DSC Labs is a video camera test-transparency illumination system designed to provide optimal illumination for test patterns. This complete system consists of the Ambi Illuminator Head, the AmbiStand, the Ambi Lamp Bracket, the Ambi-2 Mirror, and a 500W quartz lamp fixture.
The light from the external stand-mounted light source shines vertically into the Ambi Illuminator Head, where it is reflected into a color-corrected diffuser to illuminate the test pattern. This mechanism helps to achieve even light distribution. The de-polarized light emitted by the diffuser retains the same spectral characteristics as the original light source. By adjusting the reflector, the unit can also be illuminated from above or behind. If desired, the mirror assembly may be removed, and the quartz light, HMI, LED, or virtually any other light source can be beamed directly into the rear of the diffuser. This allows using mixed light sources.
The AmbiStand holds the illuminator and has multidirectional locking wheels, which makes it convenient to wheel the setup between studios or engineering departments. The illuminator can also be set up on a desk/table or bench or hung from a studio grid.