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Core SWX Introduces Volt Bridge
C

ore SWX has released its Volt
Bridge, a mobile-based fleet
battery management platform, which
enables a user to oversee dozens of
professional camera battery chargers
and hundreds of battery packs, all
controlled and monitored by a mobile
device via a dedicated app.
Volt Bridge streamlines the process
of determining what V-mount and
Gold mount battery packs are viable,
and which should be inspected more
closely by simultaneously monitoring
multiple chargers and the batteries
connected to it. It also offers the ability
to sort, highlight and select hundreds
of connected battery packs based on
a variety of smart data so users can
quickly identify packs with diminished
service life or cell imbalance, providing
an opportunity to test and evaluate the
packs through the system.
Once the test and calibration are
completed, the user can view or email
the results of the pack to maintain
a service log. Prior to this, service
technicians were required to review
each charger's display manually,
and the most sophisticated charging

systems' LCD would only display the
data for up to four battery packs at a
time.
Lithium-Ion battery packs are the
most prevalently used batteries in
the production industry, however
there are well documented, inherent
risks with the chemistry. The quicker
you learn of a potential issue, the
better the chance battery capacity
can be restored through Core SWX's
proprietary cell balancing algorithm.
This helps maximise the ROI and
service life of the pack, as well as

preventing a potential future batteryrelated concern. The Volt Bridge Fleet
battery management system also
allows users to remotely initiate Core
SWX's SafeFly mode to discharge packs
to under 30% charge capacity, which is
the current Lithium-Ion threshold for
safe transport according to the FAA
and IATA.
To complement the Volt Bridge system,
Core SWX also recently introduced the
Fleet Qi and Fleet QMi quad chargers
with built-in Bluetooth capability. Both
chargers support numerous battery

packs - including those from Core SWX,
RED and Anton/Bauer - and have four
independent charge bays, allowing
each bay to focus on the individual
battery connected, completing a
recharge on four 98wh battery packs
in 2.5 hours.

Core SWX fleet battery
management system
Inset: Volt Bridge App

Panasonic: 100 Years of Innovation
P

anasonic
has
acknowledged its 100year anniversary with a
selection of new products
and solutions for broadcast
professionals.
The new AK-UC4000 4K HDR
high-speed camera made
its NAB debut. The studio
camera has a 4.4K native
resolution with B4 2/3-type
AK-UC4000 4K HDR high-speed camera
lens mount, and with a
firmware upgrade expected later this capabilities with ALL-Intra frame
year, will also boast high-speed 240fps formats and RAW data output. Both
capability. It also offers variable HDR cameras now also take advantage of
and supports Media Over IP output.
the new ProRes RAW software.
A firmware upgrade for the VariCam NDI
has
revolutionised
video
LT - Version 6.0 CineLive - was production workflow by removing the
announced and this further establishes physical I/O constraints of traditional
the cinema camera for live and 'near broadcast infrastructure. Any NDIlive' multi-cam use for concerts, enabled device on the network can
corporate productions, events, and see and access content from all other
television
shows.
Enhancements devices, allowing more sources than
include a new shading mode, alongside before to be used for live production.
tally and return video management. A NDI is designed to run over existing 1
free firmware update EVA 2.0 was also Gigabit networks, allowing for easy
made available for the company's 5.7K adoption of the protocol without
AU-EVA1 cinema camera. This version new infrastructure. This is achieved
enhances the camera's recording through the use of video compression

with the NDI|HX codec,
which delivers 1080 Full HD
video at data rates typically
around 15Mbps. NDI|HX is
a 4:2:0 8-bit codec, based
on H.264 compression and
supports 1080p and 720p,
at different frame rates. At
NAB, Panasonic displayed a
new line-up of PTZ cameras
complete
with
built-in
NDI|HX
support.
These
included the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AWUN70 and AW-HN130.
Also showcased was the AV-HLC100
Live Production Center with Network
Device Interface. This solution
combines a 1ME switcher, remote
camera controller, graphics overlays,
streaming/recording, audio mixer
functions and a 3D joystick with pan,
tilt and zoom operations.
An AV production unit,
the
Live
Production
Center enables easy
one-person operation,
from
PTZ
camera
shooting to streaming
transmission,
making

the solution ideal for situations
where there are a limited number of
operators available. Output format
support includes 1080/59.94p and
50p. There is also a cross conversion
(between 1080 and 720) function.
In addition to NDI support, the AVHLC100 supports RTMP.
New partner integrations into
Panasonic's
P2Cast
Cloud-based
platform, including two Panasonic/
TVU video solutions featuring IP video
switching, routing and distribution
were highlighted; as well as new
versions of P2Cast Bridge which
enables connectivity into partner
newsroom
systems,
including
Adobe Premiere and Avid Media
Composer for non-linear editing,
and Avid Interplay for media asset
management.

AV-HLC100 Live Production Center


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