Rosco Laboratories has released Mixbook, a digital swatch book that allows filmmakers to previsualize gel and LED colors and communicate those choices to members of their team. Mixbook utilizes the same proprietary, six-chip, LED technology found in DMG Lumière Mix fixtures, ensuring perfect color matches between Mixbook and Mix lights.
Mixbook is controlled by the MyMix app, which is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices. With the app, a user can generate a desired color by adjusting hue, saturation and intensity levels or by selecting xy values and then send that color to Mixbook.
A user can also choose a color from an image in his or her photo library with the app’s Capture function. Through a Bluetooth connection with the MyMix app, Mixbook allows users to actively explore how their color choices will interact with other on-set elements, such as talent and scenic elements, and continue to modify their choices through the app. Once the desired color has been achieved, users can save their colors to the cloud and share them with collaborators.
Key features of Mixbook include: full-spectrum white light from 1,700K-10,000K; a proprietary combination of six LEDs (phosphor-coated Red, Green, Blue, White, phosphor-coated Amber, Lime) for a wide color gamut, and more than 130 True Rosco Color gel matches.
Mixbook measures 3.9" x 2.3" x 1" and weighs 3.8 ounces.