PAG Rolls Out New Battery Mounts, Power Leads for DSLR and D-Cinema Cameras
Adds to power capacity, flexibility
January 14, 2013
introduced new battery mounts and power leads that power digital single lens
reflective (DSLR) and digital cinema cameras using its PAGlink battery system.
PAGlink battery system was designed for multi-camera compatibility, adding
efficiency because it utilizes V-Mount (V-Lok/V-Lock)
Li-Ion batteries, designed for shoulder-mounted broadcast cameras.
combined, two PAGlink batteries have a capacity of 192 watt-hours and a current
draw capability of 12A. If required, PAGlink allows a third or fourth battery
to be added. The system consists of compact, lightweight batteries that could
be used individually for small, low power-consumption cameras (DSLR, Blackmagic
Digital Cinema, Canon C300/500) which could then be linked, combining
capacities for set-ups that have a higher power consumption or that draw a
greater current (Arri Alexa, Red One/Epic/Scarlet, Sony F55/F65 etc). These
packs incorporate the high-current contacts required for such demanding
applications, and give users high-capacity Li-Ion batteries that are legally
transportable by passenger aircraft.
introduced new V-Mount Plates for cameras which do not allow users to mount batteries
directly, such as Blackmagic, Canon EOS 5D & 7D, Canon C300/500, Nikon
D800, Red Epic and Scarlet. The solution uses accessory/mattebox 15mm or 19mm
rods to mount the battery, and the V-Mount Plate can be configured horizontally
or vertically, above or below the rods, to not obstruct the camera display or
D-Tap output is incorporated, allowing the power connection to be made using a
PAG D-Tap Power Lead specific to the camera, featuring an in-line voltage
down-converter available for 7.2V to 8.2V cameras. It also incorporates the
contacts required for the battery to communicate with the camera data system.