Hawk-Woods, a UK company, has introduced Sticky Battery packs through distributor, Manios Digital & Film, North Hollywood, CA, in the United States.
Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the Hawk-Woods Sticky battery comes in two versions, 38 and 75 watt hour versions. The batteries are capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours.
Among the first to deploy the Hawk-Woods ST-75 75 watt hour Sticky Battery in the U.S. is Jerry Henry, a Los Angeles-based cinematographer whose credits include the Academy Award-nominated documentary Exit through the Gift Shop (directed by the artist, Banksy) and the recent HBO documentary The Defiant Ones profiling music icons Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Henry included ST-75 in his gear kit on two recent documentary projects, one concerning ongoing hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the other about a reggae cruise featuring Damian Marley. On both productions, Henry used the ST-75 to power a cinema cameras and a wireless monitoring system.
Sticky Batteries allowed Henry to work quickly with no fear of running low on power. “It's perfect,” he said. “I can power the camera and extend a small HD monitor for hours without having to change batteries.”
Henry adds that a single 75 watt hour Sticky was able to power both the camera, operating in cine mode, and the monitor for two and a half hours. “Nothing else that size delivers that kind of power in that form factor,” he said. “Previously, when using a camera that small, I would have to use two standard batteries with quad taps to power the camera and the monitor.
The Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery has D taps on each side so I can power the two devices simultaneously. And, it’s literally the size of your wallet.”
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