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Longer runtimes with Pocket Camera power adaptor H awk-Woods have announced the launch of their new power adaptor for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. This new adaptor uses the popular BPU-type battery and offers dramatically increased runtimes without losing the camera’s mobility or obstructing any of its on- board functions or connections. The BST-1 ‘Boost’ adaptor attaches simply and securely in seconds using the included thumbscrews which have the added benefi t of a ¼” BSW thread; allowing the user to still attach the camera to a tripod and even add accessories – power to which can be provided via the adaptor’s built-in Power-Con (or D-Tap) output. The adaptor kit also includes cap-head screws for users who wish to maintain the camera’s compact dimensions as much as possible. Runtimes of over 2 hours can be achieved using Hawk-Woods’ 30W/h BP-30U battery whilst, for those requiring even longer runtimes or extra power for accessories, Hawk-Woods also manufacture 60- Watt and 75-Watt versions of this battery which is a direct replacement for Sony’s BPU type. www.hawkwoods.com VIDEO GHOST Floatcam UK launch the new DollyCrane SD+ 16kg B uilding on the success of the award winning SD and HD DollyCrane models, the SD+ 16kg will accommodate a camera / head package of up to 16kg enabling it to work with 2k/4k camera packages such as the F55, Epic and C500 in a full ‘cine style’ build. Based on the existing DollyCrane SD, the new SD+ 16kg model features uprated chassis components, additional counterweights and a choice of either MOY or 150mm bowl mount resulting in additional stability and capacity without the need to go up to the 32kg load of the HD model. The Dollycrane SD+ 16kg is supplied in soft cases or custom fl ight cases and is available exclusively from Floatcam UK. For more details, to arrange a demo or to upgrade your existing SD, please contact trevor@fl oatcam.co.uk www.fl oatcam.co.uk Supplying news gathering equipment to Al Jazeera M arket leading brands Anton/Bauer, Litepanels and Sachtler have supplied a range of innovative products to global broadcasting giant Al Jazeera Media Network. The privately owned Middle Eastern multinational corporation based in Qatar, is the parent company of 24-hour global news channel, Al Jazeera English. The prestigious deal with Al Jazeera Media Network includes Anton/Bauer, the premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, who has supplied more than 500 of its Dionic HC batteries, 688 QRC-LG Gold Mount and 172 Titan Twin and TM4 battery chargers. LED lighting pioneer Litepanels will supply 172 Croma fi xtures, 161 Sola ENG fl ight kits and 11 Traveller Trio fl ight kits. The company’s 1x1 units are already deployed in a number of Al Jazeera Media Networks bureaus. Global crews using the fi xtures have found the 1x1s to be a reliable and cost effective option, which maintain a consistent high quality LED output. www.vitecgroup.com Power over digital video cable The video equivalent of phantom power for audio • 65 Watts at 12V DC • Up to 150m operating distance using standard video cable • SD, HD and 3G compatible • Full safety interlock system • Colour coded for rapid deployment • Rack mount version holds four transmitters • Optional V-mount camera adaptor • Video to a monitor or from a camera. www.bhvbroadcast.com sales@bhvbroadcast.com +44 (0) 1962 777733