Wildlife filmmaker and photographer Bertie Gregory has tested the new Dionic XT in the extreme conditions of South Georgia, Antarctica.
Available in two models, Dionic XT90 and Dionic XT150, the Dionic XT battery series from Anton/Bauer is a 14V Li-ion battery that delivers up to 12amps of power even in extreme conditions
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand, has added Dionic XT to its Dionic battery series for broadcast and 14.4V cinema applications. Available in both V-Mount and Gold Mount, Dionic XT is a 14V Li-ion battery capable of delivering up to 12amps of continuous power for cinematographers, broadcasters and rental houses.
Dionic XT is available in two models, Dionic XT90 and Dionic XT150, and features ABS thermoplastic polymer and rubber construction that cushions and protects the battery while providing performance even in demanding conditions — including extreme heat, humidity and cold.
Having tested the new Dionic XT batteries in extreme conditions on the remote island of South Georgia, Antarctica, Bertie Gregory, wildlife filmmaker and photographer, noted: “The three things that stand out for me about the Dionic XTs are that they work really well in the cold, they have great power capacity, and they allow me to save weight and space. As you can see, my set-up is big and heavy, so the fact they’re so thin and weigh barely anything is key and makes my job much easier.”
Besides being compatible with Anton/Bauer’s line of battery charging systems, Dionic XT is also cross-compatible with other brands’ charging systems, and offers performance for powering accessories such as portable LED lighting. Additionally, Dionic XT batteries are equipped with USB and P-TAP connectors for powering accessories, together with an LCD display for keeping track of run time and capacity.
Andrew Butler, Anton/Bauer’s product manager, Vitec Production Solutions, said: “As a replacement for our Cine and Dionic HC battery ranges, Dionic XT sets a new benchmark in on-board battery management systems, performance and reliability. Because Dionic XT is available in V-Mount as well as our own Gold Mount, customers worldwide can take advantage of all the benefits of Anton/Bauer ownership and technology regardless of their choice of camera mount.”