Anton/Bauer has expanded its Dionic 26V series of cinema batteries with a range of B-mount batteries, chargers and camera plates developed in co-operation with Arri.
The native 26V range now includes 98- and 240-Watt-hour batteries and quad chargers in B-mount or Gold-mount Plus options, plus a range of mounting plates for connecting to cameras and LED lighting fixtures.
Andrew Hutton, Product Manager for Anton/Bauer, said: “Our rental partners can now provide a complete native 26V solution for customers to power their entire shoot, including power-intensive LED lights and high-end cine cameras The Dionic 26V series is a perfect example of Anton/Bauer’s continued commitment to engineer and deliver effective solutions to meet the workflow requirements of cinematographers.”
The Dionic 26V B-mount series has been designed to drive high-power cine cameras such as the new Arri Alexa 35. With their lighter weight and more compact form factor, the Dionic 26V batteries are claimed to offer greater mobility for high-power camera users than tethered power sources such as AC or block-style batteries. Dionic 26V batteries can also be used for hot-swappable backup power for gear running from large power sources, such as VCLX block-style batteries, eliminating the need to power down a camera to change the main power source.
As the batteries are native 26V rather than ‘regulated’ they require fewer circuit boards packed on top of the cells, “which significantly reduces heat”, according to David Pasko, Engineering Manager, Anton/Bauer. This means they “have many more charge cycles in their lifetime than ‘regulated’ or dual-voltage batteries for superior return on investment”.
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