Anton/Bauer wins Academy Award


Anton/Bauer, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, has announced that its CINE VCLX Portable Power System has been honored with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S).

Representatives from the company will accept this prestigious award at the annual A.M.P.A.S Scientific and Technical Awards presentation, taking place on Saturday, 9 February. Anton/Bauer engineers Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland have been recognised for their design and creation of the CINE VCLX.

A.M.P.A.S Scientific and Technical Awards honor those technologies and solutions that have demonstrated a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.

Understanding the unique needs of film and digital cinema production, Anton/Bauer designed the CINE VCLX power system to provide ultimate power performance, extended run times and flexibility. Solving a common production dilemma, the CINE VCLX series allows users to not only power cameras, but also the supplementary equipment, such as lighting, required for production.

Thanks to the safety and high-power-draw performance of the Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cell chemistry technology found in the CINE VCLX series, this one solution can handle the specific needs of 24V film, 14V video and 28V digital cinema equipment, plus all accessories. Anton/Bauer CINE batteries also feature a RealTime LCD that accurately displays remaining run time and a visual LED warning indicator, which is activated when 15 minutes of run time remain.

“We could not be more pleased to have received such a distinguished honour for the CINE VCLX Portable Power System,’ says Dan Fitzpatrick, general manager, Anton/Bauer. “Our engineering team consistently strives to create solutions that are specific to the needs of our end users. The CINE VCLX has become an industry standard, powerful enough to safely and reliably run cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA for more than four hours, while also powering 200W HMI lights, LED panels and portable microwave units. There’s no greater stamp of approval than recognition from The Academy.’

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation will be included in the telecast of the Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 on Sunday, 24 February at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.


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