Wrath of the Titan: Rotolight Titan X2 is a groundbreaking cinematic soft light

Wrath of the Titan: Rotolight Titan X2 is a groundbreaking cinematic soft light
(Image credit: Rotolight)

Rotolight has announced "a new era of cinematic lighting", the Rotolight Titan X2 LED soft light – which it claims is "the brightest 2x1 soft light ever made".

The Rotolight Titan X2 offers an unparalleled level of control, enabling photographers and cinematographers to electronically adjust lighting properties such as diffusion, focus and spread. 

Controllable wirelessly or directly via the unit's toughened LCD touchscreen, the Titan X2 boasts customizable presets and quick-start shortcuts to save searching through a cavern of menus. The device can also display on-screen previews of its lighting effects, making it much easier to find and fine-tune results. 

Encompassing the entire CCT (correlated color temperature) spectrum from 2,800K-10,000K, the Rotolight Titan X2 makes gels redundant. Over 16.7 million colors are accessible across distinct lighting modes CCT, HSI, RGBW, XY and Filter – which boasts a library of over 1,300 industry standard gel presets.

For cinematographers and videographers, Rotolight's CineSFX suite (designed in association with visual effects specialist Stefan Lange, whose credits include Batman, 007 Skyfall and Tomb Raider) offers realistic full-color cinematic lighting effects such as fire, lightning, TV, gunshot and paparazzi (check the video to see this in action).

In addition to continuous lighting, the Titan X2 also features high speed sync flash of up to 1/8000 sec for studio photography and portraiture completely free of recycle time. Up to 10 Titans can be triggered using the Rotolight HSS transmitter.

The unit possesses an integrated Elinchrom Skyport flash receiver, and also features wired / wDMX, Bluetooth, LumenRadio and RJ45 support, promising problem-free connection whatever your preferred method or system. 

The Rotolight Titan X2 is available for pre-order in standard yoke, pole yoke and swan neck mount, starting at $4699 / £4300, and begins shipping in November.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.