LAS VEGAS, NV, February 17, 2009 â€“ Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the worldâ€™s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is debuting its QR-RH RED One Handle for the RED camera at NAB 2009 (Booth C6021).
Designed by Anton/Bauer, in conjunction with leading camera rental company Fletcher Camera & Lenses, the new QR-RH RED One Handle features Anton/Bauerâ€™s signature Gold Mount, which gives the ability for multiple mounting and the ability to mount the red drive in various locations. It also allows the opportunity to attach various accessories, including Israeli arms, video monitors and Steadicam plates, to the cameraâ€™s handle via 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 tapped holes. The QR-RH RED One Handleâ€™s tape hook provides tape measure attachment for camera focus. Its tape clip extender allows the matte box on the lens to conveniently remain on the camera throughout set up, therefore saving valuable set up time. Providing ease of use and flexibility, its integrated Anton/Bauer Gold Mount allows for various battery positions and optimum weight distribution.
â€œThe Anton/Bauer QR-RH RED One Handle is strategically outfitted with the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount bracket to provide users with the ultimate versatility in battery positioning, rotating at either 90, 180 0r 360 degrees, which subsequently offers customized camera balance options,â€? says
Paul Dudeck, director of Anton/Bauer product specialist group-the Americas. â€œIn addition, by designing the handle with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 sized tapped holes, users have the ability to connect a wide range of equipment to their cameras.â€?
â€œThe film industry needs rugged products but also needs them to be lightweight and streamlined,â€? says Al Collins, manager of technical services, Fletcher Camera & Lenses. â€œThe QR-RH RED One Handle was designed with this need in mind. Anton/Bauerâ€™s QR-RH RED One Handle marries Anton/Bauerâ€™s bullet proof battery system to the RED camera seamlessly. In addition, it offers an ergonomic benefit by allowing room for two batteries using Anton/Bauerâ€™s signature Hot Swap battery system, which alleviates unnecessary boot-up time.â€?
Collins adds, â€œFletcher Camera & Lenses has had a fruitful 20-year relationship with Anton/Bauer. We partnered with Anton/Bauer on the development of the QR-RH RED One Handle because of Anton/Bauerâ€™s superb battery design, as well as its battery re-servicing and warranty programs. It was a natural fit.â€?
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the worldâ€™s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the broadcast and video production markets. Headquartered in Shelton, CT and established in 1970, Anton/Bauerâ€™s superior-quality camera batteries, chargers, and mobile power systems have become an industry standard. Since its inception, Anton/Bauer has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold MountÂ® system, which includes the Interactive chargers, HyTRONÂ® 50, 100 and 140, and DionicÂ® 90 and 160 batteries, as well as mounts, compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer performance products include the UltralightÂ®, the ElipZÂ®, ElightZÂ®, CINE-VCLXÂ® and its new CINE VCLX/2Â®. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.
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The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Groupâ€™s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (Â£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com