Anton/Bauer Supports Panasonic’s Olympic Broadcast Cameras
Since 1992, Anton/Bauer, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, has been supporting Panasonic for the Olympic Games. At the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Anton/Bauer will once again take on this role for the Panasonic broadcast cameras, including the Panasonic AG-3DP1 integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder, which will be equipped with Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC HC battery.
“Without batteries, you cannot power cameras, so we value being business partners with Panasonic,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “In turn, as Panasonic develops cameras for broadcasters that include the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount, we are sure to continue to recommend our solutions that meet the power requirements for the newest cameras.”
The AG-3DP1 is a shoulder-mounted, P2HD Series integrated twin-lens 3D camera recorder that is highly mobile and easy to handle. The AG-3DP1 comes with a 17x twin-lens zoom lens system that features an expanded range for both wide-angle and telephoto settings to provide an angle of view for diverse shooting situations. The combination of high-sensitivity, high-resolution 2.2-megapixel 1/3-type 3MOS sensors and a high-quality AVC-Intra codec achieves high-quality 3D HD recording with 1920 x 1080 full-pixel resolution and 10-bit 4:2:2 full sampling.
The DIONIC HC was selected to provide users with portable power while capturing the games. Offering 91Wh, the DIONIC HC can operate a 40-watt HD camera for more than two hours. Broadcasters traveling by air to the Olympics can conveniently transport the DIONIC HC as carry-on luggage without restrictions, as well as checked baggage.
The DIONIC HC incorporates a special honeycomb design to protect cells and offers broadcasters precise run-time data and reliability via its enhanced RealTime LCD fuel gauge that displays up to nine hours of run time (under low power load conditions) using a seven-segment display enclosed by four circular arcs that indicate 15-minute time intervals.