Exposure Meters

Title:
Sekonic L-478DR-PX LiteMaster PRO for Phottix Strato II System Light Meter

CAT#
SKU:
401-476

Key Features

Incident Metering for Ambient & Flash

Reflected 5 degree spot metering with optional viewfinder attachment

Cine Setting: Frame Rate & Shutter Angle

2.7" Color Touchscreen LCD

Flash Analyzing Function

Filtration Compensation Mode

Illuminance/Luminance Measurements

Contrast Function & Memory Mode

Custom Exposure Profiles & Calibration

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5 Degree Spot (Optional)

The Sekonic 5 Degree Spot Viewfinder for the LITEMASTER PRO L-478D Series of light meters is an attachment spot viewfinder that features a 5° metering area for more precise, reflected-light measurment.

 

Phottix Radio triggering

Flash Group selection with Phottix radio receivers and flashes using the Strato protocol.

 

Phottix Radio triggering

Flash Group selection with Phottix radio receivers and flashes using the Strato protocol.

Full Featured Meter For Cinematographers

Dial in your exact shutter angle and frame rate to get exact exposures, and evaluate the lighting in your scene.

Full Featured Meter For Cinematographers

Dial in your exact shutter angle and frame rate to get exact exposures, and evaluate the lighting in your scene.

What’s in the Box

• Sekonic L-478DR-U-PX LITEMASTER PRO for Phottix Light Meter

• Anti-Glare Sheet for LCD Screen

• Lens Cap

• Strap

• Soft Case

• Limited 1-Year Warranty 

Product Overview

Sekonic's LITEMASTER PRO L-478-Series meters are the world's first touch-screen-operated light meters. They have an array of unique, must-have features for both still and motion story tellers. Their compact size is both instantly familiar and comfortable to use. A large LCD (2.7") displays ambient, flash, cine and a host of other information in a clear and understandable way. Settings are made by simply touching or sliding a finger over the screen.

The L-478 meters can be quickly calibrated to your camera using Sekonic's Data Transfer software and either Sekonic or X-Rite Brand targets or by manually inputting data to the DTS program or on the meter itself.

Keeping pace with wireless advancements, the L-478DR-PX comes complete with exclusive Phottix wireless triggering technology which combines light measurement with triggering as selected Channels and Groups providing amazing control in your hand. .
The L-478DR-PX has a radio module and antenna built into the meter. The system transmits at 2.4GHz and uses the Phottix Strato II signal protocol that can trigger channels (1-4) and groups (A,B,C,D) to fire any flash or Studio strobe connected to a Phottix Strato, Strato II, Ares II, or Atlas II receiver as well as a Phottix Mitros+ flash or an Indra 500/360TTL strobe set to Strato II receive function. When shooting, photographers can pick from various Phottix transmitters including the Strato II , Ares II , Odin or Odin II.
The L-478 series meters offer the following languages in the interface: Japanese, English and Chinese. Depending on the country where the meter is purchased, the language is fixed and cannot be changed by the user.
Please be sure to check the radio frequency and language before purchase.

Specifications
International Catalog 
401-476
International Catalog Info 

JR61 (CE and Canada, designated L-478DR-PX, English language display)


Sensor 
SPD
Measuring System 
Exposure Meter Incident light: Swivel head, retractable lumisphere, Reflected light: Removable, with Optional 5 deg. VF

Measuring Modes Ambient Light 

T priority, F priority, TF priority, HD_CINE (T priority), CINE (f/s priority), Lux/FC, Cd/m2/FL

Measuring Modes Flash 

Cordless, Cord-in (PC), Radio triggering (Built-in, Phottix), Multiple cumulative flash

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Incident Light 

-2 to 22.9 EV
0.63 to 2,000,000 lx
0.1 to 180,000 fc

Measuring Range (ISO 100) Ambient Reflected Light 

3 to 22.9EV
1.0 to 980,000 cd/m2
0.29 to 290,000 fl

Measuring Range Flash Incident Light 

F1.0 to F161.2(=128.9),

Measuring Range Flash Reflected Light 

F2.8 to F161.2(=128.9),

ISO Range 
ISO 3 to ISO 409,600 + ISO 850
Aperture Range (Ambient Light) 
F0.5 to 161.2(=128.9) in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step (Analog Scale: F1.0 to F90 in 1/3 step)
Aperture Range (Flash Light) 
F0.5 to 161.2(=128.9) in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step (Analog Scale: F1.0 to F90 in 1/3 step)
Shutter Speeds Range (Ambient Light) 
30m to 1/64,000s in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step (Analog scale: 4s to 1/2,000s in 1/3 step)
Shutter Speeds Range (Flash Light) 
30m to 1/1,000s in 1, 1/2, 1/3 step
Frame Rate Range (Ambient Light) 
1 to 1,000 f/s plus other 20 settings (customized from 0.001 to 9,999.999)
Shutter Angles Range (Ambient Light) 
1 to 358 deg. plus other 20 settings (customized from 0.001 to 360)
EV Range (Ambient Light) 
EV-27.9 to EV55.8
Exposure Profile 
Yes
Memory 
Yes (9 times)
Contrast/Comparison Function 
Yes (+/-9.9EV in 1/10 step)
Radio System 
Transmitter built-in - Phottix Strato II protocol (2.4GHz)
Flash vs Ambient Analyzing 
Yes (in 10% step)
Filter Compensation 
Yes (-12 to 12EV, preset 30 type)
Exposure Compensation 
Yes (-9.9 to +9.9)
Calibration Compensation 
Yes (-1.0 to +1.0)
Custom Settings 
Yes (13 custom settings)

Operating Temperature 
-10 to 50 deg. C
Storage Temperature 
-20 to 60 deg. C
Power source 
1.5V x 2 (AAA battery)
LCD 
2.7" color dot matrix touch panel LCD
LCD Backlight 
Yes
Weight (lbs.) 
0.31
Weight (KG) 
0.14
Product Depth Inches 
5.50
Product Width Inches 
2.20
Product Height Inches 
1.00
Product Depth Centimeters 
14.00
Product Width Centimeters 
5.70
Product Height Centimeters 
2.60
Product Metric Weight Grams 
140.00

Start up guide

Soft Case

Neck Cord

Anti-glare film

Safety Precaution

Software

Data Transfer Software for MAC

IMPORTANT!

  1. Customers who already installed DTS version 5.0 or earlier, before installing new version below, completely remove any previous versions and see this instruction and note.
  2. Please see the Software Guide for installation.
  3. Turn off firewalls and anti-virus programs during the installation process.
  4. Compatible with L-858 series, L-478 series and L-758 series.
  5. If you fail installing the latest Data Transfer Software / Utility Software due to Gatekeeper by Apple inc. Please see this instruction.
     

APFS Restrictions

Depending on the specification of the APFS file system, file display may not be in alphabetical order. Therefore, when saving multiple images in the same folder, it is difficult to find the necessary image for profile creation. 

Please kindly create a subfolder and manage related images by combining relevant images for each profile. 

Applicable Product

  • Mac Computer Products installed SSD model (mac OS 10.13 High Sierra and later)
  • A Devise formatted as APFS (mac OS 10.12 Sierra and later)

Version 6.0 for OSX 10.15 Catalina compatible with L-858D, L-758 and L-478 series

Download DTS ver. 6.0 for OSX 10.13 - 10.15 (9.7 MB)
Software Guide (4.4 MB)

 

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Requirements of Version 6.0

Software Data Transfer Software (this software)
USB Driver
OS *1 MAC OS X 10.13
MAC OS X 10.14
MAC OS X 10.15
Models Macintosh with a standard USB interface *2 *3
CPU Intel CPU (compatible with operating conditions of OS) *2
RAM Compatible with operating conditions of OS
Hard disk space Same as above
Display Screen resolution: At least 1024 x 768
Color quality: At least 16-bit

*1 If you are using a Macintosh computer, be sure to use the Macintosh version of the software. Operation of the Windows version is not guaranteed when running in Virtual PC for the Mac.

*2 Intel CPU (except Core 2 Duo and earlier) dedicated. 68k computers and Power PCs not supported.

*3 Please note the following:
     - The operating system must be the one pre-installed on the computer.
     - Proper operation may not be possible on certain Macintosh models and configurations.
     - Proper operation is not guaranteed on a Macintosh with an upgraded operating system
       or an add-on USB interface.
     - Proper operation is not guaranteed over connections through a USB hub.
     -A drive capable of reading a CD-ROM is required to install the software from the CD-ROM.
 


Data Transfer Software for WINDOWS

IMPORTANT!

  1. Customers who already installed Data Transfer Software version 5.00, update the software by using "UPDATE" function in Data Transfer Software. However, when updating from version 5.01 with Windows 10, User Account Control may block the updating. In this case, please uninstall the old version 5.01, and install new version 5.11.
  2. Customers who already installed DTS version 3.093 or earlier, before installing new version below, completely remove any previous versions.
  3. Please see the Software Guide for installation.
  4. Turn off firewalls and anti-virus programs during the installation process.
  5. Version 5.10 is newly compatible with L-858 series in addition to L-758 and L-478 series. Version 5.01 or earlier is compatible with only L-758 and L-478 series.

Version 5.10 for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 compatible with L-858, L-758 and L-478

Download DTS 5.10 (42.3 MB)

Software Guide (4.6  MB)

 


Requirements

Software Data Transfer Software (this software)
USB Driver *1
OS *1

Windows® 7 (32/64-bit version) *1 Windows® 8.1 (32/64-bit version) *2 Windows® 10 (32/64-bit version) *3

Models PC with a standard USB interface *4
CPU Compatible with operating conditions of OS
RAM Same as above
Hard disk space Same as above
Display Screen resolution: At least 1024 x 768
Color quality: At least 16-bit
  1. Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate, SP1 upward.
  2. Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
  3. Home / Pro / Enterprise.
  4. Please note the following:      
  • The operating system must be the one preinstalled on the computer.      
  • Proper operation may not be possible on certain computer models and configurations.      
  • Proper operation is not guaranteed on a computer with an upgraded operating system or an add-on USB interface, a homemade computer, a shop-made computer, or in an emulator environment (such as Virtual PC).      
  • Proper operation is not guaranteed over connections through a USB hub.

 

Firmware

DigitalMaster L-478 Series Firmware

IMPORTANT!:

  1. To update the firmware of your meter, install the Data Transfer Software first.
  2. Please see the Software Guide for installation under the software tab above.

  3. Go to the "Update Setting" tab on the screen of Data Transfer Software, and follow the instructions.

See the Release Note here for firmware version.

Manuals
Quick Start Videos
 
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