At IBC 2019, there are big camera announcements, but also the ingenious little products that solve set life problems, like the Bright Tangerine Prodigy rain deflector. Let’s take a closer look at this small filter system.
Bright Tangerine Prodigy Rain Deflector
This product is different from a more “traditional” rain deflector system because they designed the Prodigy Rain Deflector from the ground up. There are no moving parts like other systems out there. Instead, there is a compressor on the side and a vent on top of a clear filter.
When it starts to rain/snow on set and your filter, all you have to do is launch the little compressor – that you can place up to 50cm away from the actual vent – and voila. A uniform and robust jet of air, blowing at 300 miles per hour, will entirely clean your filter.
Also, you can use it to remove condensation due to heat/temperature variations. You can mount it directly on your lens, or a set of rods. The Prodigy is built around a Bright Tangerine Misfit mattebox, so you can still put filters in it.
Pricing and Availability
The Bright Tangerine Prodigy Rain Deflector should be available Q1 next year for a price of around $3000.00/$4000.00. While this price can seem expensive, it’s actually two to three times less than other rain deflectors systems out there. This kind of system is aimed at the motion picture industry and rental houses.
What do you think about the concept of the Bright Tangerine Prodigy Rain Deflector? Do you think it could be useful? Let us know in the comments!