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RAD RACE Covered with RED Cams, CoreSWX Power Supplies


RAD RACE Covered with RED Cams, CoreSWX Power Supplies

RAD RACE Covered with RED Cams, CoreSWX Power Supplies

 

Documentarians covering the RAD RACE Tour D’Italia pro cycling event needed a full arsenal of pro production tools and power supplies to cover the 1.600 km race, including the Hypercore 98, Hypercore Prime and Hypercore HC8 Slim products from Core SWX.

RAD RACE Covered with RED Cams, CoreSWX Power Supplies

RAD RACE Tour D’Italia is a nine-day ride from Rome to Milan, winding and climbing its way through the Tuscan countryside, across the Italian Alps and over the Dolomites.

RAD RACE Tour D’Italia is a nine-day ride from Rome to Milan, winding and climbing its way through the Tuscan countryside, across the Italian Alps and over the Dolomites.

“For us, it’s about finding a balance between urban, authentic, valuable content and a professional workflow with the highest industry standard possible,” Gerrit Piechowski, CEO and Founder of Berlin-based Modest Department, said of the power and charging supplies he used on the production. “They communicate with our RED gear, they are extremely reliable, feature P-tap and USB ports, and vary in size, weight and battery time. These were all important considerations.”

To capture the RAD RACE, the team used a wide range of different Core SWX products. “For powering our RED Epic Dragon and RED Scarlet-Weapon, we used Core SWX’s Hypercore 98s and Hypercore Primes,” Piechowski described. “For our DJI Ronin gimbal we used the Hypercore HC8 Slims. We also used the Core SWX Powerbase PB-70 for our Sony Alpha a6000, to power it the whole night for time-lapse-purposes, which worked great. To charge all these batteries, I used the Core SWX Fleet Q, which is great for trips like these where you’re filming mostly 24/7. You don’t want to waste your time waiting for uncharged batteries.”

RAD RACE Covered with RED Cams, CoreSWX Power Supplies

Power and charging supplies used on the production could communicate with RED camera gear, with offered various sizes, weights and battery times to match various cameras used on the production.

In addition to his Core SWX gear and cameras, Piechowski used the Canon L Lens Series plus a few Sigma Art lenses. Wanting to keep gear light and efficient, the team also used lightweight carbon tripods from Induro and a portable powerful light setup from F&V Lighting that included the R-300 LED Ring Light, two Z400 UltraColor Studio Panels and the company’s newest soft box. They also employed the Syrp Genie and an edelkrone Action and Target module for motion time-lapse shots. The team also captured several shots via drone with the DJI Phantom 3 and recorded all of their material on LaCie Thunderbolt and Western Digital hard drives.

“Especially for this project, the biggest benefit of having Core SWX batteries along for the ride was its USB-port,” Piechowski added. “Since all of the riders were using a Garmin to track their route/speed, etc., everyone needed their Garmins to be charged the whole time. Whenever we had a short break, the guys would ask me if they could charge their Garmins and iPhones again. I ended up being the biggest power bank ever. There was a lot of stuff to power via USB.”

 

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