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#1 pauldudeck

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:21 PM

http://news.creative...et/story/861369

Guys,

Here is what most of you have been waiting for!!!!!

Please see the link above about the new Dionic HC battery, which is an 85wh lithium ion battery which can handle 10 amps of current.

I don't have pricing yet, but expect it to be around the same as a Dionic 90 and should be available after NAB.

We have quite a number of other new products to debut at NAB and I will update you as I am able to.

Thanks.
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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:52 PM

Wahoo! Size and weight please?
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:13 AM

http://news.creative...et/story/861369

Guys,

Here is what most of you have been waiting for!!!!!

Please see the link above about the new Dionic HC battery, which is an 85wh lithium ion battery which can handle 10 amps of current.

I don't have pricing yet, but expect it to be around the same as a Dionic 90 and should be available after NAB.

We have quite a number of other new products to debut at NAB and I will update you as I am able to.

Thanks.
Paul



FANTASTIC News!!!!

From the sounds of it it's similar to a Dionic 90 in size and weight?

See you at NAB!
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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:12 AM

DIONIC HC picture...
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

Wahoo! Size and weight please?


APPROXIMATIONS:

Dimensions: 5.46" x 4.02" x 1.82"
Weight: <2 lbs (probably the same as a Dionic 90, which is 1.7lbs)

Availability: MAY 2009

Price: List$550.00
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#6 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:01 AM

Do you need to upgrade the chargers or are the current ROMs that work with Dionics still ok?
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#7 pauldudeck

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:39 AM

Do you need to upgrade the chargers or are the current ROMs that work with Dionics still ok?


The current chargers will work, but just may not show up on the LCD properly, but the charge routine will be OK. There will probably just be firmware upgrades for the QUAD 2702 and DUAL 2722 chargers, since they do have an LCD. Since the battery is similar to the Dionic 90 and the charge characteristics are the same, any chargers that do not have an LCD may not need an upgrade.

But, I will notify you soon with the exact details.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:29 AM

Wahoo! Size and weight please?


APPROXIMATIONS:

Dimensions: 5.46" x 4.02" x 1.82"
Weight: <2 lbs (probably the same as a Dionic 90, which is 1.7lbs)

Availability: MAY 2009

Price: List$550.00



VS regular Dionic 90:

Digital DIONIC 90 Lithium Ion Battery 14.4V 90WH
5-1/4" X 3-1/2" X 2-1/8", 1.7 lbs.

will the HC version fit in the PRO II base with recorder mount???
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#9 nick franco

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:09 PM

VS regular Dionic 90:

Digital DIONIC 90 Lithium Ion Battery 14.4V 90WH
5-1/4" X 3-1/2" X 2-1/8", 1.7 lbs.

will the HC version fit in the PRO II base with recorder mount???

Hm, was wondering the same thing, case looks a little more square.
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#10 Erwin Landau

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:09 PM

For the first time since I started with steadicam and had a collection (32 I believe) of Anton Bauer Compac's, I have now one size batteries for all my needs. 8 Dionics and 4 Hytrons... same case, same size, same cut outs in the case or standby bag... how nice... It was... I guess that will now change... again... darn.

But still looking forward to check them out...
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:30 PM

OK, so I spoke with Paul and did a few visualizations regarding battery fit on a PRO 2 base. As far as I can tell, there will be no problem with fitting any of the three positions UNLESS you are using an XCS level with an XCS Level to PRO 2 mount. If you want to use one of these HC Dionics on the front battery position you will have clearance issues because the side of the battery will hit the level before it is locked in. It could be argued that it is overkill to use this kind of battery here in the first place, but some people may wish to own only one type of battery or it might depend on which battery configuration block you are using. Anyway, I think this could easily be fixed with a spacer that pushes the XCS level out an 1/8" to 1/4". When someone in LA has all this in hand, it would benefit us all if they stopped by Greg's and showed him the issue. Then we can figure out a popper spacer, etc.

Again, all of this should be verified once parts are in hand (my observations are from looking at the battery base with Paul on the phone!).

Oh, I feel compelled to add that I have been using Dionic 90s for a little over a year and they have been amazing. Never met a camera they didn't like although I assume they will choke on a 435 at high speed (ironically I have not seen one in a couple of years) so I do keep a few Performers around. So, as excited as I am about these new batteries, I see no need to replace a system that works until they are dead (in other words boys & girls, don't fret if you just bought Dionic 90s!). Paul tells me that the HCs will have an overall better life cycle though (for our purposes) since they are taking less abuse from us in the sense they were designed to take the high amp beating.

Thanks Paul. Kudos to you and Anton Bauer & thanks for listening.
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#12 Alan Mehlbrech

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:45 PM

Hey All,

How do these compare to the IDX powercubes for Steadicam purposes?

Thanks In Advance,

Alan
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#13 Alan Mehlbrech

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:44 PM

Hey All,

How do these compare to the IDX powercubes for Steadicam purposes?

Thanks In Advance,

Alan



hello?
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#14 Erwin Landau

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:29 AM

Paul Dudeck was so nice and let me go wild at the Anton Bauer booth...

I literally took the booth apart, trying to make pictures and compare the different items...

According to the website is the HC actually heavier then the 90. 1.8lbs for the HC and 1.7lbs for the Dionic 90, even though everybody at the booth was telling me the opposite... and holding them side by side, the HC felt lighter too.


I made some comparison pictures of the two and the HC is quite larger... in the eye of the beholder...

Not quite sure if I care much about the "again" new LCD display.

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#15 Erwin Landau

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:36 AM

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