Arri has announced all of its future cameras will use Bebob’s new B-Mount battery mount, which makes it possible to supply 24-volt devices while providing maximum flexibility regarding the choice of batteries and accessories. Bebob is showcasing the new B-Mount and matching accessories at NAB.
The B-Mount provides 24 volt high-power but is also equipped to support multi-voltage (both 12- and 24-volt), making it possible to supply all devices on set with a single battery system. Having an open protocol and universal battery communication was also important in the B-Mount’s development. Previously, manufacturers had to develop various data-transmission protocols for different device configurations; with the B-Mount interface, only one protocol is required.
The specs for this interface have been made accessible and have already been shared with various manufacturers, according to Arri.
“Since the introduction of the Alexa LF, we have been looking for a 24V standard, which will make it easier to work on set in the future,” says Stephan Schenk, managing director of Arri Cine Technik. “Bebob has created a fitting solution with the B-Mount.”
Bebob Managing Director Christoph Aust adds, “We are very honored that Arri supports the development of this important project. Besides its high-power capability, we consider the multi-voltage concept of the B-Mount interface to be a real game changer.”