Since ARRI launched the ALEXA 35 with its new 24V B Mount battery system, the corporate hopes that 24V energy will turn into an adopted normal. Anton/Bauer seems to be on board with that notion by way of the announcement of the DIONIC 26V B-Mount batteries.
Developed in cooperation with ARRI, the brand new DIONIC 26V B Mount battery can provide as much as 240 watts of dependable and environment friendly energy. The batteries are available in each 98-watt hour and 240-watt hour batteries, and Anton Bauer has designed a quad charger to recharge as much as 4 batteries concurrently.
They’ve additionally constructed a collection of mounting plates to make use of with quite a lot of cameras and LED lighting designs.
“Our rental companions can now present an entire native 26V answer for purchasers to energy their total shoot, together with power-intensive LED lights and high-end cine cameras,” mentioned Andrew Hutton, Anton/Bauer product supervisor.
“The DIONIC 26V collection is an ideal instance of Anton/Bauer’s continued dedication to engineer and ship efficient options to satisfy the workflow necessities of cinematographers.”
Designed to drive the upper energy wants of 8K cinema cameras and tremendous vivid LED studio lights, the AB DIONIC 26V B-Mount battery enjoys a extra compact and lighter weight kind issue than different batteries within the class.
This lighter-weight design offers digicam operators a extra nimble footprint whereas maintaining the digicam on the transfer when wanted.
The B-Mount batteries are additionally hot-swappable as a backup energy answer for VCLX block-style batteries, maintaining cameras up and operating all day, relatively than powering them all the way down to swap out depleted battery cells.
The DIONIC B-Mount battery chargers present fast charging in round 90 minutes for a 98Wh battery or about 3.5 hours for the full-sized 240Wh battery. Nonetheless, that is 3 times sooner than the dual-voltage or regulated 26V batteries of the competitors.
The batteries are crafted out of an ultra-high power polycarbonate mix. Pasko says that this design determination allows the DIONIC B-Mount to keep up the best efficiency stage in probably the most demanding of circumstances, together with excessive warmth and chilly, which might sap an influence cell of its cost.
“We selected (a) native 26V configuration, (which) balances cell utilization and requires for circuit boards packed on prime of the cells, which considerably reduces warmth,” Pasko added. “In consequence, native 26V batteries have many extra cost cycles of their lifetime than “regulated, or dual-voltage batteries for a superior return on funding.”
The DIONIC 26V Mount system is now obtainable for preorder at Anton/Bauer sellers for round for $750 for the 98Wh system and $1025 for the 240Wh system. The Quad Charger retails for $1480.