ARRI Product Manager Jeanfre Fachon comments, “By establishing an open, international industry standard that meets customers’ needs and is compatible across all manufacturers, the B-Mount will enable productions to source batteries locally, rather than transporting them. With battery transport restrictions getting stricter, this will save productions time, money, and effort. At ARRI we fully
endorse the B-Mount industry standard and will be using it in our cameras and lights from now on.”
The B-Mount system offers robust construction, a compact form factor, and seamless interlocking. Unlike some other battery mounts, it is capable of withstanding intense vibrations from powerful modern camera stabilizer systems, and is compliant with stringent on-board safety standards for the lighting industry. Another advantage of B-Mount is the opportunity it can provide for advanced communication between batteries and camera or lighting equipment. This can facilitate, for example, highly accurate readouts of remaining run time and charge time, increasing efficiency on set.
B-Mount plates or adapters are available for all current ARRI cameras, as well as SkyPanel S30, S60 and S120 lights.
For more information, please visit: www.arri.com/b-mount.