WESTBURY, N.Y.—Switronix today released the PocketBase, an extended power solution for the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
The PocketBase enables users to power the camera up to five hours with two LP-E6 type batteries, while simultaneously charging the removable internal battery. By keeping the internal battery inside the Pocket Camera during operation, you can then hotswap the attached LP-E6 batteries within the PocketBase for continuous camera operation.
It includes a 1/4-20 thumbscrew for attaching it to the bottom of the camera and has three 1/4-20 threads for mounting to a tripod or a rail system.
The PocketBase is an all-metal enclosure weighing less than 1 lb. and intended to last through all facets of production. The camera power cable tucks in nicely for camera mounted application, but will also extend up to 24 inches for rail mounting.
The Pocketbase comes with either the #PKT-Base, the base unit, or the #PKT-BaseK, which has the PocketBase battery holder plus two SL-E6 batteries and charger.
Switronix is also releasing the BMPC-EXT, which is a 6 or 24 inch BlackMagic Pocket Camera conversion cable that will convert any Switronix BMCC product to work with the Pocket Camera.