Meet the New Anton Bauer CINE Batteries and Check Out This Crazy Litepanels ASTRA Durability Test

Announced at IBC 2015 last year, Anton Bauer's new CINE range of batteries for high-end digital cinema cameras such as ARRI ALEXA Mini, Panasonic Varicam 35 and RED Weapon are designed to be the safest and most durable mobile power solution for the modern professional cinematographer.

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There is no need to let you know who Anton Bauer is - the legacy of the brand as one of the most respected brands in the industry for power solutions is undisputed; Frequently abbreviated as just AB - their power solutions are basically a permanent fixture in major Hollywood productions, TV dramas and all sorts of broadcast productions and corporate jobs.

With the rise of new digital cinema cameras with higher consumption requirements, Anton Bauer has you covered with their latest addition to their battery line-up.

The CINE series of Anton Bauer batteries feature unparalleled safety features, unmatched performance and a precise LCD that provides users with run-time information in hours and minutes.

With an industrial design that perfectly complements cine-style cameras such as the popular Sony FS7, the CINE series offers the choice for both a Gold Mount or V-Mount connector for the professional cinematographer.

Ideal for rail mounted or shoulder mounted cameras, the CINE series also works on all existing Anton/Bauer chargers and includes a PowerTap to power auxiliary accessories such as monitors, lights, wireless receivers and any other 14V accessory.

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ANTON BAUER Cine Batteries Features

  • Electrically and Mechanically Safe

Multiple sensors detect temperature and over-current states making these the safest batteries on the market. Updated “honeycomb” design provides mechanical separation between each cell to isolate cells from potential cascading damage.

  • Includes Fuse Link technology

An added protection circuit within each cell pack, which prohibits damage to adjoining cells from a single cell affected by severe impact, puncture or thermal runaway.

  • Easy to read LCD

Conveniently reports run-time in hours and minutes when attached to a device. Displays percentage of full when not attached to a device.

  • Includes 1x PowerTap for powering 14.4V accessories
  • Available in 90 and 150 Watt Hours (190 Wh available in 2016)
  • Works on all existing Anton/Bauer Gold Mount® chargers

The CINE 90 (both V-mount and Gold Mount versions) are available to purchase from us at Visual Impact for £297 + VAT, and the CINE 150 versions are £381.60 + VAT.  

If you've ever doubted the durability of the Astra 1x1 LED light from Litepanels you might want to take a look at this drop test below.

The Astra's have been an industry standard in broadcast and corporate video production ever since their release and with the new EP and Soft 1x1 BiColour range you now have more options than ever to get some seriously good lighting solutions for your productions.

For especially chaotic sets, durability is a huge factor when it comes to your gear. To demonstrate its solid construction, we've decided to put our ASTRA lighting panel through a few durability tests, including dropping it from the top of a ladder, knocking it over on a light stand, and even throwing it Frisbee style on some asphalt.