The professional broadcast and video industry is constantly evolving. From HD to 4K and from stop-motion animation to 3D features, the market is always moving ahead. The same can be said for companies who cater to these fast-moving professionals.
Maxell Professional Media has been a storage and backup media technology leader for decades. Such a position has enabled us to develop an intimate understanding of the needs of broadcast and video professionals. That experience has been used to develop high-quality media such as HDCAM, SD cards, and most recently LTO-6. Our market position also gives us a perspective as to what videographers need to do their job most effectively. To that end, Maxell Professional Media has added seven new professional-grade camera accessories (figure 1) to our product family, marking our entry into the space.
No videographer, ENG crew, or other broadcast and video professional wants to miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot because their battery dies. That is why Maxell is now offering Power Shoe Adapters, including the HSBM-12W and HSBM-36W, to maximize the potential of the camera shoe mount. The HSBM-12W has three additional cold shoe mounts, as well as an NP-F type battery mount, one power tape compatible input, and one hirose input. The HSBM-36W has three additional cold shoe mounts as well, and provides top-end power via a BP-U type battery mount, one power tap compatible input, and one hirose input. Both provide a dedicated source to power on-camera devices.
Maxell’s Shoe Clamp (HS-C) is designed to conveniently connect to the handle of most cameras, and/or a camera rig. With a locking clip, the lightweight shoe clamp allows the user to mount an additional piece of on-board hardware simply by clipping to the handle of their camera or rig. The Shoe Clamp features a super lock tight clamping mechanism and heavy foam inner ring to fit most camera handles/rigs.
The 4-way Power Connector (PC-MF4) provides one male power tap compatible connector to four female power tap compatible receptors, allowing the camera pro to run additional hardware off a single battery connection. The Male/Female Power Connector (PC-MF) is a single male-to-female combined and fully customizable power tap compatible power connector which, once plugged into a device and powering the equipment it’s been wired to, provides another female socket.
USB Charge Adapter
Armed with a power tap (male) compatible connector on one end, and a 2 amp USB connector on the other, the USB Charge Adapter (SP-PCUSB) allows a camera battery to re-charge any smart device. Essentially allowing the camera battery to act as a back-up power source, the USB charge adapter cable will recharge a smartphone, tablet or similar device, making it an essential tool for anyone shooting in remote locations.
Like all Maxell products, these accessories were designed with the commitment to providing our customers with affordable, reliable, high-quality professional tools that help them do their jobs better and more efficiently.