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An interview from the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Zach Shannon of Core SWX. Core SWX is the market leader in batteries and charging solutions for the digital cinema and the professional video industries, along with emerging markets such as drones and virtual reality. In this interview Zach talks with us about their Hypercore XL V-Mount & Gold Mount Battery, as well as a 4 Bay MoVI Pro Battery Charging Station.

The Hypercore series of battery packs employ the very latest in Lithium Ion technology. The Hypercore cell was constructed with the specific purpose of handling and sustaining high power draws. The cells in Hypercore XL can withstand up to a 15A draw (20A peak) for extended periods of time while not diminishing service life. The HyperCore series delivers the most value and ROI for those who require battery packs to stand the test of time and deliver unrivaled performance.

The battery cells are incased in an over molded, rubberized housing, something Core SWX has been offering for nearly 8 years. The case provides additional protection against accidental impacts; and the rubber texture reduces the chance of the battery slipping out of your hands.

In addition, the battery pack is outfitted with a multipurpose Runtime LCD on the front of the pack. The front provides a canvas to place a large, back-lit LCD on the most visible part of the battery. For ENG cameramen, there is also a 4-stage LED display on the side of the battery, which can be used to glance at leftover battery capacity. Getting back to the LCD, the LCD is multipurpose. Not only will the LCD inform you how much time you have left when in use(in hours and minutes), but it will also give you an estimation based on a dummy load of 30w, when in standby (disconnected from any devices). Furthermore, this serves a third purpose as a charge indicator, by computing remaining charge time when on a charger.

As with all Core SWX brick battery offerings, the Hypercore series have an integrated, unregulated P-tap connection on the side of the battery allowing you to power any device accepting 12-16.8vdc. In addition it is one of the first battery products in the industry to incorporate a USB power output. Being proactive, Core SWX recognizes the importance of mobile devices in production nowadays, and by adding the USB port it allows you to accessible charging for your mobile device.

Featuring four independent charge bays, the Core SWX Four-Position Fast Simultaneous Charger for Freefly MoVI Pro Battery Pack is capable of charging four batteries simultaneously by focusing on each individually. Four Movi Pro batteries can be charged in approximately 45 minutes. Green LEDs indicate charging status. Supporting 90-240 VAC input voltage, the charger is worldwide power compatible if you use the appropriate plug adapter (sold separately).

Weighing just over two pounds, the charger is relatively lightweight and slim for a four-battery charger. It also features a recessed carry handle that makes transport convenient. The housing is made of aluminum, providing for a robust build.

For more information please visit: www.CoreSWX.com

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