Anton/Bauer Offers New Options for Gold Mount System

At the NAB Show, Anton/Bauer (Booth C7032), a brand of The Vitec Group, is demonstrating the capabilities of its advanced Gold Mount System for cameras and also introducing options for the system: QR-HotSwap-AR for the ARRI ALEXA digital camera system, QR-Locaster for the ARRI Locaster light, QRC-DUAL-PT for the Sony PMW-F3 camera, QR-C80P for the Panasonic AG-HMC80 professional AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder, and QRC-VBG for the Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera.

Providing a secure snap-on approach to keep the battery in place from any position, the Gold Mount is the basis of Anton/Bauer’s power systems. Featuring an interchangeable battery system using a forward-compatible approach, the system allows for new cell chemistries as they are developed, enabling a battery introduced today to perform seamlessly on a current charger purchased 10 years ago, with a simple firmware upgrade. Three solid mechanical connections “lock” into place to provide secure contact for a steady stream of uninterrupted power.

Engineered from durable high-impact polymer, the Gold Mount features self-cleaning gold-plated pins rated for high current, allowing them to withstand the power required for today’s cameras. Other features include InterActive Viewfinder fuel gauge, which allows communication directly to the camera’s viewfinder. Providing power requirements ranging from 7.2 V to 28 V, the Gold Mount System is available as factory-standard equipment on cameras from such manufacturers as Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC, and Canon.

Additionally, Anton/Bauer is offering new Gold Mount power solutions for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras. The QR-DSLR addresses the needs of broadcasters and filmmakers incorporating Digital SLR camera video capture into their productions. It runs monitors, lights, transmitters, and other accessories not possible with a standard OEM battery, uses the Logic Series batteries, and has the ability to mount to most third-party support rigs, such as Red-Rock Micro, Zacuto, Genus, and Cinevate. It can also be configured in a pouch pack, which can be worn on a belt when handheld production is necessary.

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