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A Bluffers Guide to Batteries
Mike Colyer The Christmas decorations are down; the family have all headed home – and the New Year’s festivities have drawn to a close. I put my hand up to it – I’m a little drained. As such, I figured I’d start the new year with a Bluffer’s Guide to Batteries. With the cold weather setting in, it can be a nightmare to pick the right disposable batteries for small kit – and maintain rechargeable batteries in larger items. This article will take an overview of which batteries will last longer under certain usage conditions – and how to achieve the cell’s maximum potential.   
Tags: iss129 | batteries | alkaline | ni-mh | li-ion | lithium | Mike Colyer
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Smaller, Lighter, High-Capacity Batteries
Steve Emmett The desire for longer run-times from smaller and lighter batteries, has always been keenly felt by users of high power consumption digital cinema style cameras. The new generation of cameras is smaller but the power consumption, in most cases, has increased. High-capacity Li-Ion batteries of 150Wh or more provide longer run-time, but with increased capacity comes increased size and weight.
Tags: iss113 | Batteries | NAB 2016 | PL150 | PAG | PL96 | RED | PL150e | Steve Emmett
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The future is smaller, more powerful batteries
Steve Emmett High-quality cameras are getting smaller and lighter all the time, making them suitable for new applications. Nearly every production we see today includes shots acquired by drone and gimbal mounted cameras. The batteries required to power these cameras have to meet new criteria.
Tags: iss106 | batteries | PAG | arri | li-ion | v-mount | firmware | charger | Steve Emmett
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Ask the experts: Batteries
Kieran Foster With Kieran Foster, Vice Presidentproduct management, mobilepower solutions and lighting,Anton/Bauer and Litepanels
Tags: iss098 | ask the experts | batteries | anton bauer | litepanels | dionic | environmental impact | Kieran Foster
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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | camera support | Shotoku | Cameragrip | aquisition | Editec | specialist cameras | Bradley Engineering | Broadcast RF | on set | GB labs | camera batteries | PAG | production | proav | FOR-A | lighting | Rotolight | ION Cameras | Audio | Fairlight | Routers | Snell Group | Thameside TV | cameras | Sony | Camera Corps | switchers | Broadcast Pix | Connectivity | Atomos | Cooke Optics | Audio Acuisition | Aaton-Digital | Transvideo | Will Strauss#
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How to work without batteries
Julian Hiorns Camera and monitor batteries - what's not to like? They're portable, rechargeable and easy to use. Well, actually, there are some drawbacks. Batteries can be heavy, expensive to replace and difficult and costly to travel with, as airline passengers know all too well.
Tags: iss086 | Julian Hiorns | BHV Broadcast | Batteries | monitor Batteries | camera batteries | video ghost | Julian Hiorns
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Could you be powerless on arrival?
Steve Emmett How to avoid problems when flying with Li-Ion batteries.
Tags: iss082 | pag | batteries | li-ion | battery | power | flying | plane | hold | hand luggage | regulations | guide | problems | Steve Emmett
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New Blueshape products
KitPlus Cache Media, exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland for Blueshape Battery Systems, has announced the arrival in stock of two new product ranges.
Tags: iss082 | blueshape | products | cache media | batteries | range | stock | new | release | ibc | battery | systems | KitPlus
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Product update with Swit - travel safe power solutions
KitPlus Swit Electronics is a high-tech enterprise that manufacture power solutions and accessories for the professional broadcast and video industry. Products include batteries and chargers, on-camera lights, monitors and more.
Tags: iss078 | swit electronics | product update | batteries | portable power | solutions | dv | s3602i | 100wh | travel safe | KitPlus
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Product update with DSM
Dave Martland DSM has been manufacturing batteries for the TV and Film industry for over 35 years and have always been at the forefront of new technologies, the new 84Wh direct fit BPU-60 replacement batteries are no exception.
Tags: iss078 | dsm | batteries | bpu60 | anton bauer chargers | battery | camera | charge | panasonic cells | lithium ion | Dave Martland
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Generic vs. name brand: Portable power solutions
Martyn Sly-Jex Customers should consider the battery design and construction, its capacity and longevity. While generic batteries are usually significantly cheaper than name-brand ones, they often lack features and technology that will help your production run safely and reliably.
Tags: iss078 | portable power solutions | anton bauer | batteries | power | guide | review | IMPAC | Quad 2702 | LED | vmount | charging | care | Martyn Sly-Jex
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PAGlink reviewed
Jon Pratchett Up until recently I always thought that a battery was, well just a battery. After all its just a load of cells strung together and put in some kind of case right? Well apparently not, it seems that there is a bit more to it than that, and the folks at PAG were keen to prove this by providing me with a set of their PL96e V-Mount Batteries to test.
Tags: iss078 | paglink | batteries | vmount | powerhub | smartphones | power | 100 watt | hours | review | Jon Pratchett
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Intelligent linking - answering some key power questions
KitPlus Steve Emmett talks to us about linked PAGlink batteries. There are many advantages to be had from linking batteries for discharge. It is more useful to have a spare battery that can be linked, combining capacities to extend camera run-time, without interrupting the provision of power.
Tags: iss078 | steve emmett | paglink | link | batteries | battery | charge | hours | intelligent linking | micro charger | KitPlus
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More Power for Camera Accessories
N/A Reliable, durable and plentiful battery power is essential for broadcast acquisition. The power demands of modern high-definition camera set-ups are now greater than ever. As the number of camera accessories increases so do the demands for battery power.
Tags: iss066 | pag | paglink | batteries | powerhub | li-ion | N/A
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Name-Brand Batteries, Always the Best Choice
N/A In todays turbulent economy, it can be tempting to cut corners with lower-cost, generic batteries. All too often, however, this comes at the expense of quality, reliability and safety.
Tags: anton bauer | iss049 | batteries | grey import | name-brand batteries | N/A
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Expert battery advice
N/A Ask The Experts with Martyn Sly-jex, Regional Sales Manager, EMEA and Anton/Bauer
Tags: anton bauer | iss049 | nimh | battery | batteries | li-lon | logic series | ask the experts | sony v mount | gold mount | power tap | N/A
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Broadcast Batteries, Today and Tomorrow
N/A As consumers, we all have experience of being let down by batteries (think rusty Italian cars in the 1970s!). But thankfully the world of batteries has moved on: the global battery industry is today worth $71 billion and is estimated to be growing at nearly 5% a year.
Tags: iss049 | batteries | pag | technology | brand-name | N/A
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