The Hypercore Prime employs a 2-part system to provide a higher capacity, air travel friendly battery solution, which can be legally transported without restrictions under IATA, ICAO, and UN regulations. With a total redesign and rethinking of a greater than 98wh solution, the Hypercore Prime may be the most complete battery offering in the industry today.
The battery pack can sustain larger power draws to easily handle digital cinema cameras, like the Arri Alexa, Amira, Epic, Sony F65 and Phantom. The Hypercore Prime features a higher voltage design and when coupled with the Hypercine can offer charge capacity upwards of 190wh. The higher charge voltage provides a wider discharge cycle range and greater run times. When four Prime packs are installed on the Hypercine, it provides 760wh of air travel friendly, Li-Ion power.
In addition to it’s 2-part design, the battery pack was scaled vertically, to better distribute weight across the battery mount, and reducing depth by one half inch versus the older Hypercore 190 design. The new design also features a large back-lit runtime LCD on the front. An LED grid, which wraps around to the front of the battery complements the LCD, providing charge status when charging, and can be seen from afar. The Prime is available in V-mount and 3-mounts; and have two integrated, unregulated P-tap connections on the battery allowing you to power any 12-16.8vdc device. An additional output of a USB allows accessible charging for your mobile device.
Any charger within Core SWX’ charger lineup will charge Hypercore, but the battery series is also the most cross platform, charger-compatible in the industry today. The V-mount offerings (Hypercore S) will also charge on IDXTM, SonyTM, and REDTM, allowing you to maximize service life out of your current charger.
Voltbridge Enabled Fleet Micro V-Mount Quad Charger
Digital Four Position V-Mount Fast Simultaneous Li-Ion Charger - Charges four 98wh battery packs in 2.5hrs
Voltbridge Enabled Fleet V-Mount Quad Charger
Semi sequential four channel charger - V-mount
Digital Two Position V-Mount Fast Simultaneous Li-Ion Charger
Four Position V-Mount Fast Simultaneous Li-Ion Charger - Charges four 98wh battery packs in 2.5hrs
The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2 has proven to be a popular choice for professionals. This is mainly due to its high specification that's usually only reserved for cameras costing much more. Its popularity means that manufacturers are quick off the mark in developing compatible and complimentary products to extend the functionality and convenience of the camera. Here's a selection of add-ons to consider when purchasing the camera.
The NANO-U98 for the Sony FS5 and Sony FS7 is a 98Wh lithium ion pack equipped with a LED power gauge, 1 USB, and 1 p-tap, making it capable of powering additional accessories such as an on-camera light. The batteries will charge on Sony OEM chargers, allowing you to extend the service life on your already existent chargers. That gives you the option to feed multiple accessories, as well as powering the camera for hours.
Are your camera batteries air transport compliant? If you’re a travelling camera operator, you’ll know all too well the rules and regulations of flying with Lithium batteries. But if you don’t, you’ve got a whole lot of reading to do… If you have an afternoon to spare, you can get full details on the IATA website and here’s a 15 page document on UN/DOT 38.3 battery testing. However, if you don’t, here’s a diet version that should be enough to get you through security:
Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces Holdan as its new European distributor. Based in the UK, Holdan will offer Core’s full line of battery and charging solutions, including its latest Powerbase Edge and Nano-M Series.