Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
IDX Lithium Ion batteries power Sony PMW-EX3 camcorder and deck
IDX System Technology is now marketing a new V-Mount adapter specifically engineered to connect IDX’s Lithium Ion batteries to the Sony PMW-EX3 camcorder and its companion PMW-EX30 recording deck.
By using the new adapter, PMW-EX3 camcorder users can take advantage of IDX battery features like high watt-hour capacity, long shooting times, low weight and long life cycles. IDX’s lightweight E-7S battery is especially compatible with the PMW-EX3, providing excellent weight balance to the camera and up to five hours of battery life. The adapter's D-Tap feature enables use of a range of onboard IDX accessories, such as the X5-Lite, which provides the equivalent of a 50W halogen light.
In addition, the same adapter transforms the PMW-EX30 recording deck into a portable battery-powered unit for viewing video on-site, dubbing to other formats and feeding data to nonlinear editing systems.
IDX offers V-Mount adapters for many ENG/EFP cameras and camcorders from manufacturers such as Canon, JVC and Panasonic. IDX engineers also design custom adapters for virtually any specialized application.