Anton Bauer's new CINE range of digital cinema camera batteries were recently used to power the RED Weapon on a major Coca-Cola & Tinder commercial for the holidays. The new CINE range from Anton Bauer sport a revolutionary uniform cube shape without stressing your rig with any additional weight or bulk.
The Anton Bauer CINE batteries come in both Anton Bauer Gold mount and popular V-mount thus covering all production needs of the camera department. Two capacities are available at the moment - one 90Wh and a larger 150Wh capacity, while still retaining the same size.
For the Xmas-themed commercial, super talented DP Colt Seman from Culprit Creative had this to say about his experience with the Anton Bauer CINE batteries:
“We had to be able to work and move fast, so having good flexibility on set was key.”
After completing a story board for the commercial, the team at Culprit Creative only had a six-hour window to complete this short yet intricate production. “In under ten seconds, we had to dolly up through the window and then all the way down over Santa Claus’s shoulder,”
In order to be able to move fast Colt paired his new RED Weapon Dragon with Anton Bauer’s new CINE 90 Gold Mount battery thus giving his workflow a consistent supply of reliable power. Especially with the battery’s LCD that accurately displays its run-time in hours and minutes, Colt could avoid unnecessary schedule delays.
“You’re always doing a bunch of guesswork with other batteries and their run-times; it’s never really clear. On the other hand, the CINE’s run-time display on the back of the battery tells you exactly when you need to switch it out and that convenience alone made a big difference,” mentioned Seman.
He also used the SmallHD 702 Bright monitors on set, which were powered via the CINE battery’s convenient D-Tap output. And since it’s located on the side towards the back, Seman found it easy to access extra power during his production.
“The CINE batteries are just built in a way that makes the camera feel better. It’s easy to just take the battery, throw it on the camera, and not worry about it getting in the way. It’s amazing. Being small and powerful, the CINE battery gives you the best of both worlds.”
The CINE batteries from Anton Bauer are a real gem for camera operators not just on high-end productions. They are compatible with more affordable cameras as long as they can take a V-mount or Gold mount battery. We at Visual Impact are very proud to be able to offer them to our customers.
You can find them on our website here.