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pbase_frontIf you’ve used or own a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (or you’re still waiting for yours to be delivered), you might have noticed that battery life isn’t all that great. Not too dissimilar from the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera, the most compact way to use the Pocket camera won’t allow you to use it for very long unless you’ve got a stack of charged Nikon EN-EL20. Stated battery life from Blackmagic is about an hour per battery, but if you’d like a simpler way to use the camera and still keep it compact, Switronix has introduced the PocketBase (not to be confused with the PowerBase for the BMCC), which allows two Canon LP-E6 batteries to power the camera for 5 hours at a time. More »

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Switronix-FLYPACK_212-croppedSwitronix is no stranger to power solutions for shooters, and they’re introducing a brand new scaled-down version of their JetPack for those people who don’t need the battery solution, but want a way to power a number of devices from one source. The new FlyPack series should work well for camera setups that are mostly built up, but need the convenience of power management. Click through for some of the FlyPack specs, which includes two versions: the Base and the 212. More »

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When it comes to wireless HD monitoring solutions, companies like Teradek have some impressive offerings. That company’s Bolt, however, isn’t the only airwave-bound HD-SDI transmission system around. Switronix’s Recon is another such offering, with models including HDMI support and HDMI to HD-SDI conversion. Switronix has just announced a new addition to the Wi-SDI family in the shape of lighter-form factor Recon Micro, made more compatible with the smaller scale of cameras like the Blackmagic (pair pictured left). Switronix has also released details for a new modular battery power solution, geared towards anything from BMCC to Sony HD camcorders. If you’re looking into powerful, off-the-grid, untethered field shooting solutions, check the details below. More »

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Lighting technology is moving at an incredibly rapid pace, and LED lights are only getting better. Light output is increasing while the housings get smaller and use less power. Litepanels has led the pack for a long time, but we are now seeing a tremendous amount of competition with other companies producing small LED lights, and even some producing lights using plasma technology. Rick Macomber, who I had the pleasure of meeting at NAB, is a Boston-area shooter who took the time to review the Switronix TorchLED Bolt. More »