Camera operators can start thinking about shooting where there is no electricity available and without bringing a stack of batteries, thanks to the introduction by Anton/Bauer of a solar-powered battery charger.
Anton/Bauer solar charger
Resembling a small quilt, the charger, covered in solar cells, can power up a battery nearly as quickly as chargers connected to AC—four hours (in direct sunlight) to power up the company’s Dionic 160, 3.5 hours to charge a Dionic 90 and even less time for other selections.
The company said it expects the charger to be available later this year.
Anton/Bauer is a brand of The Vitec Group.