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NBC Olympics to power ENG crews with Anton/Bauer batteries
NBC ENG crews covering bobsled runs, figure skating, ski jumping and other events at the Vancouver Winter Games, Feb. 12-28, will power up and capture the action with batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems from Anton/Bauer.
As a longtime NBC Olympics partner, Anton/Bauer has provided its mobile power solutions and accessories to NBC since 1996. Anton/Bauer also will provide 24/7 on-site technical support with dedicated customer service prior to and during the event.
Anton/Bauer has used its relationship with the NBC Olympics division as an opportunity to debut advanced ENG power solutions to assist NBC in overcoming mobile power or lighting challenges. This year, the company has been working with the NBC Olympics team to integrate lithium-ion batteries into its array of equipment.
The lightweight, Li-Ion batteries can be used on the camera, eliminating the need for battery belts and reducing the load on the cameraman. Crews also will have access to Anton/Bauer’s new ULHM-LED, an efficient LED light module designed for use with Anton/Bauer’s on-camera UltraLight.
In addition to the ULHM-LED module, Anton/Bauer will provide a large variety of batteries, chargers and other equipment. Among the other Anton/Bauer products on-site will be the Li-Ion Dionic 90, Dionic 160 and nickel-metal hydride HyTRON 140 batteries, along with the Quad 2702 and Dual 2722 chargers and UltraLight 2 camera-mounted lights.
Anton/Bauer brackets, lighting, belts, cables and other accessories will also be employed. Thirty-five NBC Olympics ENG and RF camera crews will use the Anton/Bauer equipment with Sony PDW800 XDCAM and Sony PMW-EX3 HD cameras.