At IBC, Core SWX debuted the Hypercore NEO, a new version firmware upgradable 98-watt hour battery with a modular design to reduce wiring and insure build integrity.
When it comes to recording digital audio in the field, I have a paranoia about batteries. Whenever I let down my guard, Murphy’s Law seems to raise its ugly head. The batteries in the recorder die at precisely the magic moment during an unrepeatable event. How do you avoid such power loss calamities?
Indipro Tools is showing its new Porta-Pak battery, which enables DSLR and pro-video users to power up their camera and accessories using one compact power source.
Munich-based power and accessory maker, bebob, has added chargers and power accessories for its recently introduced V-mount and Gold-mount Micro 14.4V battery packs.
The portable video industry began in the mid-1970s using nickel-cadmium batteries with primitive charging circuits. Enough Ni-Cad batteries for one-day’s use often weighed more than the heavy first-generation portable broadcast camera itself. Today, lithium-ion batteries have improved life dramatically. But on the horizon is a new battery technology — solid-state — which promises greater safety, longer life and faster charging.
Stuntman Angelos Poulis was running, leaping and somersaulting along California’s iconic Venice Beach while hotly pursued by filmmaker Michael Shu armed with his lightweight Sony FS5 powered by an Anton/Bauer Titon V90 V-Mount battery.