Anton/Bauer Announces a New CINE Series battery solution for digital cinema cameras

By technical editor Matt Allard:

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Anton/Bauer will be exhibiting a new CINE battery series for digital cinema cameras at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. The CINE battery series features a compact design that complements cine-style cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA Mini and RED Weapon. The batteries will be available in 90WH and 150MH versions. The good news is the company had made both versions available in Anton/Bauer Gold Mount as well as V-mount.


The CINE series delivers 12 amps of continuous power and incorporates what Anton/Bauer is calling Fuse Link technology, which according to the company, provides protection to surrounding battery cells, preventing catastrophic damage. The battery line also features multiple sensors to detect temperature and over-current states, that is said to ensure optimal battery performance during regular use.

The new batteries look like an ideal solution for using cameras on gimbals and quadcopter systems where having a smaller footprint is important. The batteries are shorter in height than the companies usual offerings and look to be a much better match for newer cameras such as the Arri Alexa Mini. The batteries are not light though, with the 90WH version weighing in at 1.04kg (2.29lb) and the 150WH version at 1.22kg (2.69lb). For added convenience, the CINE battery series works on all existing Anton/Bauer chargers and includes a PowerTap® to power auxiliary accessories such as monitors, lights, wireless receivers and any other 14V accessory.


The CINE series also includes an extremely accurate LCD that provides users with run-time information in hours and minutes. When the battery is detached, the LCD screen will display battery life as a percentage of capacity, allowing you to track usage.

Available in September 2015, the CINE series will come in a choice of Gold Mount or V-Mount connectors. A 190 Wh option will be available in 2016. Prices are $499 US for the Cine 90 and $640 US for the Cine 150. Newsshooter will be covering IBC and we will be sure to check them out in person.

This from Anton/Bauer:
“The CINE battery series exemplifies Anton/Bauer’s dedication to producing the world’s safest, smartest, and most reliable power systems for professional cinematographers,” said Neal Laneville, Product Manager for Anton/Bauer. We spent a lot of time gathering feedback from our customers and integrating it into the design of the new CINE series. The result is a battery series that combines our groundbreaking safety technologies with a completely redesigned chassis built just for cinematographers. It’s a bespoke solution for the most demanding professionals.”


Watt Hour 90 WH
Size 11.86 x 9.75 x 10.19 cm
Weight 1.04 kgs
Warranty MAXX II – Two year conditional warranty
Voltage 14.4 volts

Watt Hour 150 WH
Size 11.86 x 9.75 x 10.72 cm
Weight 1.22 kg
Warranty MAXX II – Two year conditional warranty
Voltage 14.4 volts

AntonBauer 7.2v battery & charter_dual

Anton/Bauer have also announced a new 7.2V Series of Li-Ion batteries and chargers designed for Sony Handycam camcorders and accessories such as the e SmallHD DP7-Pro. The Anton/Bauer L-Series batteries are available in two capacities: the NP-F774 is a 4400mAh (30Wh) and the NP-F976 is a 6600mAh (47Wh).


The L-Series batteries accompany the two new 7.2V chargers. The Single Position Charger boasts a lightweight, compact design with an LED indicator light. The charger also includes a charge control switch that allows users to switch between ECO and FULL charging speeds (for slow or fast charging) as well as a 5V USB output port for powering an extra device simultaneously. The robust L-Series Dual Position Charger simultaneously charges two batteries at once and has an easy-to-read LCD that shows each battery’s charge percentage. The charger also possesses battery testing functionalities to optimize battery life.

It is good to see Anton/Bauer making Sony L series comparable batteries, but I wish that had of included a power tap on the batteries and not a 5V USB port.

The Anton/Bauer 7.2V batteries and chargers will be available worldwide October 2015, and on display for the first time at IBC 2015 (September 11-15), along with Anton/Bauer’s other products on the Vitec Videocom stand #E55 in Hall 11.


Voltage 7.2 volts
Watt Hour 47 WH
Wattage 47 WH
Camera interface L-Series
Size 5.97 X 7.06 X 3.81 cm
Weight 0.27 kg
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Warranty MAXX I – One year conditional warranty
Price: $90 US

Voltage 7.2 volts
Watt Hour 30 WH
Wattage 30 WH
Camera interface L-Series
Size 7 x 3.8 x 4 cm
Weight 0.2 kg
Chemistry Lithium-ion
Warranty MAXX I – One year conditional warranty
Price: $66 US

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