The follow-up to the highly successful Powerbase70, the Powerbase Edge is a feature-rich "small-form" Cine and DSLR pack, in a v-mount form. The 14.8v Lithium Ion pack includes one 8v port to power various cameras, two USB output, and two power tap outputs, one of which being a SmartTap.
The 8v port provides a common power output for the majority of DSLRs and small-form cine cameras on the market which utilize small 7.4v Li-Ion battery packs. There are an assortment of dummy battery cable attachments available which insert into that 8v port. In addition to powering the camera, two on-board powertaps are accessible to power monitors, lights, wireless transmitters, etc. The two available USB ports are a welcoming addition to power/charge mobile devices on the fly, as well as power any 5v accessories(i.e. select audio recorders).
As it is often difficult to approximate runtime when powering the camera as well as multiple devices, the Powerbase Edge has a built-in runtime LCD, to deliver exact battery expectancy to the minute. The LCD also has a button activated backlight to be view-able in any environment. As with it’s predecessor, the Edge has a quick release plate to attach underneath the camera, or quickly attach/detach to a rig or camera cage. It is 30% smaller then the Powerbase 70 yet can still withstand the draw of a full size Cinematic cameras.
The Edge will power the BMD Pocket 4k for 4 hours continually, vs. a standard LPE6 battery pack which only provides 45min, making it a perfect solution for production.
Includes PB70-C15 charger and battery cable for the BMD Pocket 4K.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, is as the name suggests, an incredibly portable and lightweight 6K RAW capable cinema camera. At its heart is a Super 35mm sensor capable of resolving up to 13 stops of dynamic range. The body is similar in design to that of its 4K sibling, other than the extended lens mount to accommodate for the larger sensor and the widely used EF mount standard. Low light performance is improved too due to the combination of that larger sensor and dual native ISO.
A humble Canon LP-E6 DSLR battery has a 13 watt hour (Wh) capacity, tiny compared with a V-mount unit at 98, 150 or even 198 Wh capacity. These broadcast batteries can keep you going all day, but are far too big and cumbersome for DSLR or mirrorless cameras. A smaller battery means run time worries, down time and technical problems for a DSLR owner: how many batteries do you charge before a shoot? How much time does that take? How often do you swap DSLR batteries on a shoot? How long does that take? How many small DSLR batteries do you lose throughout the year? How much does that cost you?
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.
The CORE SWX PowerBase EDGE is a super versatile battery that is ready to power your mirrorless, cinema camera or larger cameras with a V-Lock mount. The multiple power taps make powering devises simple and convenient. I like that combo.