Hawk-Woods have been manufacturing batteries, charger, adaptors, cables and almost everything in between for the broadcast industry for more than 20 years now. Around British shores they are known for high quality kit that’s also reasonably priced. If you’ve worked in broadcast in the UK, you have definitely either used their kit or seen their blue V-lok batteries sticking out the back of some shoulder camera. They’ve also been constantly coming out with new power and cabling solutions for the current crop of modern cameras. More recently they have come up with two new solutions for the Sony FS7 – a Gold mount Anton Bauer adaptor and a replacement battery solution for the BP-U style battery used by the FS7.
With their new AB-FS7 adaptor, FS7 shooters can use their Anton Bauer Gold mount batteries to power their 4K Sony camera for a whole day.
The AB-FS7 is a direct gold mount fitting for Sony’s FS7 camera allowing the user to use high powered gold mount batteries rather than BPU batteries which are the standard battery for the FS7 camera. The adaptor attaches via the lock in mechanism in the FS7’s battery compartment and then finally screwed to the top of the camera body to secure in place.
Users have the benefit of 5 x Power-con (D-Tap) outputs (11 – 17 volts) allowing further equipment/accessories to be powered from the AB-FS7. Power is provided via a short DC Sony EX Jack cable through the FS7’s DC Input.
- Compatible with Sony PXW-FS7
- Attaches via main battery compartment
- D-tap/Power-con 2-pin (Male) x 5 Outputs 11-17 volts
- Sony EX DC Jack
The Sony FS7 power solution BP-FS7U uses Hawk-woods dual power-con BP battery BP-75UX which includes a short PXW power cable powering the FS7 via the DC Input.
The BP-75UX connects directly to the battery port on the FS7 the cable is then attached and connected to the camera. This allows the camera to take the battery power through the external DC Input rather than the battery port. This power solution also enables the user to power further accessories and equipment from the remaining power-con (D-Tap) output.
- Sony PXW-FS7 Compatible
- 1x Power-con
- FS7 Cable Included
Just like most other Hawk-woods batteries, this one comes with D-tap output through which you can power further camera accessories. The nice thing about this battery is that it offers 75Wh capacity, which compared to the BP-U30 batteries supplied with the FS7 is about 3x the default battery giving you a lot more juice to keep the camera going for a significant amount of time. The BP-FS7U sells for about £130 excluding VAT in the UK.
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