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NAB 2016: Switronix Battery Updates

The next stop on our NAB 2016 tour brings us to the Switronix booth, where Jose Flores was kind enough to share with us a few updates to their products. The Hypercore 8 is a brand new 85Wh, slim-profile Li-Ion battery pack, developed primarily for the compact needs of gimbal operators.

The thinner profile helps with balancing camera rigs, which other larger, more cumbersome batteries have previously made very difficult. This 85Wh variant shares the exact same technology and outer case as last year's Hypercore 7 battery. Switronix has managed to increase the capacity of the battery, while maintaining the same compact and portable dimensions. The LCD screen provides down to the minute runtime information, taking into account not only your camera's power draw, but also any accessories that may be plugged into the battery's 14.4V unregulated power tap.

Jose also showed us the latest block battery offering from Switronix, the Hypercine X. This product will not only charge your batteries, but provide simultaneous 14.4V and 28V power output. The Hypercine X is available in both Gold Mount and V-Mount options. Future firmware updates are made possible through a 4-Pin Lemo connector on the front of the unit, and a 4-Pin to USB cable will be included at the time of purchase.

Both the Hypercore 8 and Hypercine X are expected to be available mid-June or July of 2016. For more information, be sure to watch the video above.

Ian McCausland
Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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