Anton/Bauer® a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, has been honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.®) for its CINE VCLX Portable Power System.
Representatives from the company will accept the award at the annual A.M.P.A.S. Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Anton/Bauer engineers Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland have been recognized for their design and creation of the CINE VCLX.
The awards honor those technologies and solutions that have demonstrated a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures. Understanding the unique needs of film and digital cinema production, Anton/Bauer says it designed the CINE VCLX power system to provide ultimate power performance, extended run times and flexibility. Solving a common production dilemma, the CINE VCLX series allows users to not only power cameras, but also the supplementary equipment, such as lighting, required for production. The system uses Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cell chemistry technology to handle simultaneously the specific needs of 24V film, 14V video and 28V digital cinema equipment, plus all accessories. Anton/Bauer CINE batteries also feature a RealTime® LCD that accurately displays remaining run time and a visual LED warning indicator, which is activated when 15 minutes of run time remain.
"We could not be more pleased to have received such a distinguished honor for the CINE VCLX Portable Power System," says Dan Fitzpatrick, general manager, Anton/Bauer. "Our engineering team consistently strives to create solutions that are specific to the needs of our end users. The CINE VCLX has become an industry standard, powerful enough to safely and reliably run cameras such as the ARRI® ALEXA for more than four hours, while also powering 200W HMI lights, LED panels and portable microwave units. There's no greater stamp of approval than recognition from The Academy®."