Battery power is not something you want to worry about when filming. Luckily, there are several options available, and CoreSWX has some brand-new batteries on offer. DIYP spoke to Ted to see what’s new.
Cinema line batteries
First up is a new Canon battery, the Core SWX NANO-C98 14.8V Battery. This is compatible with Canon’s C series line of cinema cameras that use BP-A style batteries such as the EOS C200, C300 Mark II, and C500 Mark II. The batteries now have an updated USB-C input for faster connections. You can use that port for both powering and charging.
You can use these batteries to power pretty much anything, from follow focus, to a monitor, drones to actually charging your iPad or laptop.
You can charge the battery directly without the need for adapters. That’s great for travelling or working on location.
The battery features a built-in unregulated D-Tap port that supports a 5A draw, while the battery supports a total of 8A draw.
You can charge the battery via compatible OEM Canon chargers or by the D-Tap, and the D-Tap also passes SMBUS battery information. Incorporated into the battery is a push-button, 4-LED power gauge. The battery is thermally protected from overdraw.
The battery is also available for Sony cinema cameras.