Anton/Bauer is expected to roll out their Power Charger 3000 line in both quad and dual options. This LED equipped fast charging system is full of ingenious features. From power levels, to telling you how many times your battery has been charged, their new system even integrates wifi that allows you to use their software for further monitoring of your batteries.
Other feature sets include: estimated time to charge and battery health. It’s said to be 4x faster than their current Quad 2702 charger, and will have functionality to charge all current and older Anton/Bauer batteries. Availability is expected late summer 2013 with about a $2,000 price tag.
The microLite HD Elite System is a fully portable video RF link package. The kit comes complete with accessories starting with the microLite HD Transmitter and microLite HD Receiver. A fully adjustable Manfrotto Magic Arm mount is also included for security. While the lightweight transmitter won’t add substantial weight to your rig, its range, will provide you with all the monitoring confidence you’ll need.
We stopped by to hang with Bruce of DPA who talked with us about the d:facto II vocal microphone. Ideal for live stage, the d:facto line provides true studio sound for singers and engineers alike. This natural sounding microphone has an unique adapter system that allows for integrations with many professional wireless systems including Sennheiser, Sony, Shure, Lectrosonics and others.
The d:facto II has a supercardioid pattern and a three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone which removes unwanted noise.superb definition gives high separation and true sound color on stage, equally suitable for PA amplification and recording. This low noise handling microphones has great sound separation and is already available.
Digital audio solutions on set are becoming a very popular workflow. Roland Systems Group has integrated one that completely runs off battery power. Two S-0808s act as the source and record positions that are connected by CAT5 with a Roland R-88 8 Channel Mixer to help fine tune your audio. You can check out full system by clicking above.
A few weeks back when we got our hands on TASCAM’s new DR-60D we were quite impressed. This small audio solution packs a fantastic punch for the DSLR filmmakers out there. The 4-track solid state recorder boasts their high-grade pre-amps and legendary D/A converters. You can record up to 96kHz/24-bit high quality audio straight to SD/SDHC media.
Besides 2 1/4″ XLR Locking Combo Mic/Line inputs they incorporated, 3.5mm stereo mic input, camera in, camera out, line out and headphone outs. Both 1/4″ XLRs supply +48v Phantom Power and 3.5mm input can supply plug-in power for mics using bias voltage. Another intuative feature they included was a dual record mode that provides sure with a “safety tryack” at a lower db level.
Now shipping, the DR-60D could become one of the most popular DSLR audio solutions out there.