Anton/Bauer mounts up for Alexa HotSwap1 June 2011
Anton/Bauer has introduced a QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount, which can take two batteries, for the Arri Alexa digital camera system, writes David Fox.
The Gold Mount enables users to quickly snap on a battery and provides three solid mechanical connections that lock into place, providing secure contact for uninterrupted power and self-cleaning gold-plated pins rated for high-current.
The QR-HotSwap-AR allows for either two Dionic HC or Dionic HCX batteries to be fitted at once, for seamless hot swapping and longer run-times.
The mount also allows the camera to show the combined batteries’ remaining run-time via the InterActive Viewfinder Fuel Gauge.
“When shooting on location with the Arri Alexa, one of the most sought after cameras in all of digital cinema, the last thing Anton/Bauer’s Gold Mount users will have to worry about is a power failure because of a bad battery connection,” claimed Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development. “The Anton/Bauer Gold Mount System is the most widely used battery mounting system in the industry and is available as factory standard equipment on many cameras from such manufacturers as Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC and Canon.”
The Gold Mount allows for new cell chemistries as they are developed, meaning a battery introduced today can perform seamlessly on a current charger purchased ten years ago, with only a simple firmware upgrade.