GTC sponsors Anton/Bauer win Academy Award

Congratulations to GTC sponsors Anton/Bauer who were recently honoured with an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement.

At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place in Hollywood on 9 February, the CINE VCLX portable power system was praised for giving "significant value to the making of motion pictures" and rewarded with a Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque). Anton/Bauer engineers Joe Murtha, William Frederick and Jim Markland were recognized for the design and creation of the CINE VCLX.

The AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards honour 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 and extended run times and flexibility. Solving a common production dilemma, the CINE VCLX series allows users to power not only cameras but also supplementary equipment, such as lighting. Thanks to the safety and high-power-draw performance of the Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cell chemistry technology 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 honor 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."

Anton/Bauer is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and is a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. 

For more information, visit www.antonbauer.com 

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