September 17, 2014

New Power Station from Atomos Will Run Your Camera & Accessories

Atomos had a few announcements of their own over the last few days. They introduced a new product, the Power Station, that aims to give extra juice not only to your camera, but other devices as well. They also announced that the Shogun external recorder will be capable of 4K 60fps not long after it ships next month (via cinema5D):

Here are the full specs on the Power Station, which is going to run about $300 and will start shipping in October:

Power Input

  • DC Input voltage 12V to 19V
  • D-tap input voltage (via adapter) 12V to 19V
  • Battery input voltage 6.2V to 8.4V (2 slots)
  • Compatible Batteries NP series, D-tap and supporting accessories (Nikon ENL6, Canon EL6)

Power Output

  • On DC power 2 DC outputs at 8.4V, 5A Max
  • On Batteries 2 DC outputs at 6.2V to 8.4V
  • USB Charging 2 USB outputs at 5V, 2A Max
  • Max Total Output Power 42W

Battery Management

  • Battery Charging (on DC power only) 2 x 1A chargers (approx three hours to charge a NP-F570 battery)
  • Battery Level Indicators Charge remaining indicators for both batteries
  • Continuous Power *Patent Pending Primary-Secondary battery system. Change batteries without losing power. Loop batteries continuously. Falls back on battery power if mains power lost.
  • Accessories Included 12V AC/DC Adapter
  • Optional Extras D-Tap Adapter

Your Comment

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This was one of the things i was actually pretty pumped about.
Really hoping to try it out soon.

September 17, 2014 at 10:13PM

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Stanislaw Luberda
Technical trainer/DP
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Looks like a great alternative to more expensive power solutions.

September 17, 2014 at 10:23PM

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Ed David
Director of Photography
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Great device -- finally somebody brought the idea of the battery grip to its logical conclusion. I hope that next they will have a 4 battery version at half the price, as under the hood this is a battery grip where the generics go for $20 - $50.

September 17, 2014 at 11:09PM, Edited September 17, 11:09PM

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Alex Zakrividoroga
Director
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Atomos have a great ideas. The say in the interview that will have 4K with 60 fps and RAW... If it's real it's very amazing... what do you things guys?

September 18, 2014 at 2:34AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Good mid-range price, they need to be clear in their product description if the battery is included or not in the base package, and what DSLR dc battery adapters cost.

September 18, 2014 at 6:23AM

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Anna Lorentzon
Producer, Director
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Is the shogun 4k compatible with 5dMark2?

September 18, 2014 at 8:51AM

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That depends on what you mean by "compatible". In theory, it'll take a signal from any camera, but the 5D Mark II doesn't output a clean HD signal over HDMI while recording, much less a 4k one. So yeah, it'll work as a large monitor (just not very well given the low res output) but it won't work as a recorder because the Mark II doesn't output a usable signal for that.

September 18, 2014 at 9:47AM

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David S.
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That's what I thought, tough call but might be worth it to upgrade to mark3 or even gh4.

September 18, 2014 at 9:54AM

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The 5DIII only outputs 1080p 8bit video. So the Shogun would be overkill again. I would just leave Canon all together and get a GH4 or Sony a7s. Canon is headed in the wrong direction for video professionals. I have the GH4 and cant wait to get the Shogun.

September 18, 2014 at 1:54PM, Edited September 18, 1:54PM

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Rex Warner
Digital Storyteller at The Arbinger Institute
259

Looks nice, but the Anker Astro Pro2 20000mAh looks like a lot more juice for only $80 at Amazon.

September 18, 2014 at 6:31PM

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Timothy McClanahan
videography student
114

anker is cheap and reliable. japanese design i believe as well.

September 18, 2014 at 7:45PM

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Kazu Okuda
Filmmaker
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interesting, but when your on a budget and run and gun. You need to be compact. seems like having multiple batteries would be more compact and convenient.
also mounting this seems like a pain. d-tap is almost meaningless for this system.
if you need more power and have the space, you can go not too too expensive with switronix gold mount dtaps which can reliably power an entire epic rig with a 130A

September 18, 2014 at 7:45PM

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Kazu Okuda
Filmmaker
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Grate idea love the price love ATMOS but silly design, and why not make swappable connectors like the once from PAGlink so that you can for example take out the USB and put limo instead?!

September 18, 2014 at 10:38PM

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Ramy Daniel
Cinematographer
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Sweet can't wait to get my hands on one.

September 19, 2014 at 10:22AM, Edited September 19, 10:22AM

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Luna Videography
Videographer
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The design seems ill suited to many cameras. I use the bmpcc and this would restrict the acess to swapping cards.

September 19, 2014 at 4:07PM

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matt
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Heck with the power station, FS700 is getting support thru the Shogun!!

September 21, 2014 at 5:29AM

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Kaster Troy
Director, DP, Editor
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