An interview from the 2018 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Zach Shannon of CoreSWX. Core SWX is the market leader in batteries and charging solutions for the digital cinema and the professional video industries, along with emerging markets such as drones and virtual reality. In this interview Zach talks with us about their follow-up to the highly successful Powerbase70, the Powerbase Edge, which is a feature-rich “small-form” Cine and DSLR pack, in a v-mount form.
The 8v port provides a common power output for the majority of DSLRs and small-form cine cameras on the market which utilize small 7.4v Li-Ion battery packs. There are an assortment of dummy battery cable attachments available which insert into that 8v port. In addition to powering the camera, two on-board powertaps are accessible to power monitors, lights, wireless transmitters, etc. The two available USB ports are a welcoming addition to power/charge mobile devices on the fly, as well as power any 5v accessories (i.e. select audio recorders). The 14.8v Lithium Ion pack includes one 8v port to power various cameras, two USB output, and two power tap outputs, one of which being a SmartTap.
Another feature new with the Powerbase EDGE is a built-in runtime LCD, to deliver exact remaining battery runtime down to the minute. The LCD also has a button activated back-light to be view-able in any environment. As with it's predecessor, the Edge has a quick release plate to attach underneath the camera, or quickly attach/detach to a rig or camera cage.
For more information please visit: www.CoreSWX.com