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AB-cine-chartSMAnton Bauer quickly became a staple for both video and broadcast cinematographers with their robust and reliable batteries. With their new CINE 90 and 90 VM, along with the CINE 150 and 150 VM breaking into the market in 2016, they’re only getting better. The CINE battery series is designed specifically for digital cinema cameras and camera stabilizer systems. The lightweight, Li-Ion CINE batteries are available in either Gold Mount or V-Mount and boast up to 12 amps of continuous power.

Check out our new charts for an overview of the key technical specs for both the CINE and Broadcast models. These specifications also translate into differences in production workflow, all of which need to be taken into consideration when choosing the right Anton Bauer battery for your project.

Click the image above to view a larger version of the chart, or download the pdfs: cine and broadcast.

…continue reading Anton Bauer Broadcast and Cine Battery Comparison Chart

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This year’s IBC show was a busy one. We’ve been posting a few of my blogs from the show floor, but they were certainly not the only product updates worth paying attention to. In this roundup, we’ll focus on some of the new camera accessory products from Anton Bauer, ARRI, Boxx, RED, and Wooden Camera. Make sure to check out all the videos below the cut.

…continue reading IBC 2015: Camera Accessory Updates

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One of the biggest crowd pleasers at the AbelCine booth this year was the Freefly MIMIC, especially as attendees saw how intuitively it controlled camera framing. We previously covered the MIMIC at NAB, but when we received our beta kit, we were eager to set it up and have an in-depth look. The MIMIC ships with the sensor package mounted on MōVI crossbars, and includes a 5v USB battery and a MōVI Controller Receiver. If you already own the MōVI Controller, your existing receiver can be used with both your MōVI Controller as well as the MIMIC, although you’ll have to re-bind when you switch between the two.

…continue reading Cine Gear 2015: Camera Mobility with the Freefly MIMIC

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It’s that time of the year again, and NAB 2014 is just a few days away! We’ve been watching the new product announcements roll in (including the the new lenses from Canon and Fujinon that we blogged about yesterday), but we can’t wait to see what else pops up at the show. Here is a list put together by our technical specialists of some of the new gear that they’re most excited about:

Panasonic VariCam 35 & HS

In the tradition of the VariCam, Panasonic has revealed the new VariCam 35, which we previously blogged about when it was first announced. As the name implies, the camera will use a new Super35 CMOS sensor for multiple format acquisition. Recording formats include 4K Raw output, as well as 4K UHD, 2K and HD video formats. Internal 4K recording will be to Express P2 cards, which there are two slots for. The camera also has two microP2 slots for recording 2K and HD. The VariCam 35 will be capable of recording (internally) 4K up to 120fps and will utilize AVC-Ultra codecs. Simultaneous recording to microP2 is possible for proxy editing and match back. Additionally, the camera will feature a new OLED viewfinder.

…continue reading New Products to Explore at NAB 2014

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If you’re reading this blog, then you’re certainly familiar with the Vitec Group – chances are you own several pieces of gear from one of the many companies they represent. I swung by their booth to take a look at just a few of the new products they had on display, so watch my mini tour of the Vitec booth to see what’s new from OConnor, Anton Bauer and Sachtler.

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Rare is the camera kit that has no accessories hanging off it. Monitor, lens controller, wireless transmitter, signal converter, timecode clock, focus rangefinder – sometimes the camera can barely be seen under the accessories. These devices need power, and often the cameras themselves do not have enough outputs available. Switronix has created several versions of the JetPack, a battery mount (Anton Bauer or V-lock) with multiple power outputs in a variety of useful voltages. Each version has multiple mounting points to use with battery rigging solutions such as the Wooden Camera Battery Slide or the Anton Bauer Matrix Plate. Except for the P-Taps, which feed power out directly from the battery, all outputs are fully regulated to the specified voltage.

…continue reading At the Bench: Switronix JetPack Breakout Box

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I’m often asked about the available solutions for attaching accessories or external recorders to camera rigs. One solution for 15mm lightweight or 19mm rods is the new Anton/Bauer MATRIX cheese plate. This versatile cheese plate allows for both vertical and horizontal mounting, and it fits most standard accessories. Watch my video above as I detail how to attach an AJA KiPro Mini to the MATRIX plate.

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