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The Power Overhead Of More Pixels Cont.
markets – matching is not cheap –
but also the improved reliability and
life expectation under high current
conditions,” says Sly-Jex.
PAG puts considerable emphasis
on complete product design.
According to Steve Emmett, the
company’s marketing manager. “The
salient factors are the technological
experience of the company, the
quality of the materials used, the
expertise in pack construction,
the comprehensive nature of the
protection system employed and
the operating parameters that are
set for the battery.”
As a result, the manufacturer
points to customers that have
used its Li-Ion batteries for more
than seven years. Emmett adds:
“Low-quality options (not always
cheaper) can fail after six months.”
PAG guarantees its Li-Ion batteries
for two years, with no restrictions on
the conditions of use.

Current Pull
Even high draw and high capacity
broadcast batteries will still find
powering a camera such as Sony
F65 a stretch. Packs such as HawkWoods RP-180 26V 180W unit can

handle the camera unless it is run
with recorders, the global shutter
and additional monitor.
An elegant solution is offered
by PAG, where linking batteries
together means that capacities can
be increased in a modular fashion,
but, more importantly, they can
be combined to deliver a greater
current. Two PAGlink batteries
have a capacity of 192 watt-hours
and a current draw capability of
12A, which is superior to the 10A
provided by most high-current cell
technologies.
PAGlink allows up to eight
batteries to be linked for charge or
discharge. The packs incorporate
power management software and
hard-wearing, high-current contacts
required for this application. This
approach means that batteries of
varying capacities (75Wh, 95Wh,
140Wh, 175Wh etc) are not required
and neither are more expensive LiIon cell technologies, such as Li-Ion
Manganese. As each battery has a
96Wh rating, the tightest aviation
and courier restrictions do not apply.
Other powering options are likely
to involve hand-carried packs, such
as Anton/Bauer’s formidable 560Wh

CINE VCLX CA
rated at up-to 20A.

Stacks of power
from PAGlink

Back To Earth
ENG manufacturers have a
keen eye for energy efficiency,
understanding that every extra
minute shooting news or
documentaries could be
career-defining for the user.
As such, camcorders such
as Canon’s popular handheld
XF305 draws as little as 9W,
meaning that typical power packs
can give many hours of continuous
usage. Battery manufacturers are
in a competitive sector and are still
searching for product improvement.
Anton/Bauer’s enthusiasm and
attention to detail is summed up
as follows by a spokesman: “Cell
manufacturers are clearly investing
massively in new chemical mixes and
incremental design improvements
favouring various features. One of
our cells was recently improved in
life terms by 4% due to addition
of a certain material. However cell
manufacturers need rigorous longterms tests, we at AB test for a
further two years and then undergo
the six month approval procedure.”

Looking at recent launches, it’s
clear that product development
and manufacturing is still a very
active process. IDX’s SSL-JVC50 is
designed to be compatible with the
truly revolutionary 4K GY-HMQ10
handheld camcorder. It delivers
37Wh from a minimum of 4900mAh
and is protected from over-charge,
over-discharge and overload.
SWIT’s S-8U62, a unit dedicated
to the Sony PMW-100 and PMW200, has a 63Wh capacity with a
four-level LED charge indicator.
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In Broadcast - February 2013
Contents
InNews: Sony's F65 Shoots First UK 4K Feature
InNews: Channel 5 Russia Modernises with Orad Solutions
InSound:: Cobalt Digital's Loudness Solutions
InView: Agile IP Video Delivery: STB Software Architectur
InView: Boxx TV Squares Up to HD Video
InFocus: Real-Time Motion Graphics Workflows
InFocus: Meduza Set to Ship Titan 3D Camera System
InForm: Sintecmedia Acquires US-Based Storer TV
InPlay: Christie Shows Entero HB Displays Cubes
InTech: The Power Overheard of More Pixels
In Broadcast - February 2013 - Intro
In Broadcast - February 2013 - In Broadcast - February 2013
In Broadcast - February 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - February 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - February 2013 - InNews: Sony's F65 Shoots First UK 4K Feature
In Broadcast - February 2013 - 5
In Broadcast - February 2013 - InNews: Channel 5 Russia Modernises with Orad Solutions
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InSound:: Cobalt Digital's Loudness Solutions
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InView: Agile IP Video Delivery: STB Software Architectur
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InView: Boxx TV Squares Up to HD Video
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InFocus: Real-Time Motion Graphics Workflows
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In Broadcast - February 2013 - InFocus: Meduza Set to Ship Titan 3D Camera System
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