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National Wildlife Film-making
Challenge Powered by Core SWX
Hypercore SLIM 8 RED Battery Packs and GP-2LSJ charger prove
up to the task of surviving the wild...
Winner of the Nat Geo WILD
RED Challenge, Samuel Guiton

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ED Digital Cinema, a leading manufacturer of
professional cameras, chose Core SWX to power
RED WEAPON 8K S35 cameras used in a challenge to
create films that inspire audiences to "let the wild in".
As part of the Nat Geo WILD's RED Challenge, ten
experienced cinematographers from around the
world were selected to set out on a 15-week mission
to produce, shoot and deliver innovative short films
showcasing their original take on the wildlife genre.
As a leader in battery and charging solutions, Core
SWX was chosen to provide its Hypercore SLIM 8 RED
battery packs and a GP-2LSJ charger to each of the
filmmakers.
Nat Geo WILD's RED Challenge provided a rare
opportunity for the cinematographers to go off script
and push their creative boundaries in the field using
some of the best camera technology available.
Power Challenge
To create films that put a new spin on wildlife
storytelling, RED Digital Cinema turned to Core
SWX to provide the filmmakers of this challenge

Core SWX Hypercore SLIM 8 RED Battery

with compact and slim power sources
that do not compromise on the
longevity of battery life. Each
of the cinematographers were
supplied with five Hypercore SLIM 8
RED battery packs and one GP-2LSJ
charger, which are in line with the
lightweight modular design and highgrade image quality of RED cameras.
Winner of the Nat Geo WILD RED
Challenge, Samuel Guiton, reported
back with glowing remarks, saying:
"The Core SWX batteries did a perfect
job. The products provided a seamless
connection to the RED camera, allowing
the camera to anticipate low power and
shut down properly to prevent any loss of
data. The large rear screen on the batteries
accurately display the life expectancy and helped
anticipate switches while shooting, ensuring not
missing that shot you've been waiting for so long to
capture, which is frequent in wildlife filmmaking."
Sleek Design
Measuring 3.8in x 5.87in x 1.6in and weighing only
1.43lbs, the Hypercore SLIM 8 RED batteries claim to
offer the most compact, slim and sleek design in the
industry.
These durable, 85wh V-mount Lithium ion packs
are capable of handling high draws up to 148w
without deterioration in service life nor operability,
perfect for powering RED cameras. The exact
percentage of remaining capacity of the battery is
communicated directly to the camera's VF/LCD.
In addition, the Hypercore SLIM 8 packs have an
LCD that features Core SWX'S new next-gen, ultraclear, white LED backlit screen. The battery cells
are also encased in an over molded, rubberized
housing, that provides additional protection against
accidental impacts and reduces the risk of the
battery slipping out of the user's hands. As with all
products within the Hypercore series, the Hypercore

Core SWX GP-2LSJ
two-channel simultaneous charger

Wild:
RED WEAPON
8K S35 camera

SLIM 8 packs are outfitted with an accelerometer
to detect motion. This causes the battery packs to
hibernate when there is no usage or movement after
a 48-hour period. Once the battery is back in use or
detects the slightest movement, it awakens at its
maximum capacity.
"At Core SWX, it's our passion to empower
filmmakers and help them focus on what inspires
them," says Ross Kanarek, CEO, Core SWX. "We're
thrilled that RED gave us this opportunity to
support the creative storytelling that this challenge
encourages."
The GP-2LSJ is a two-position, simultaneous
charger with MultiChemistry capabilities (NiCd,
NiMH, Li-Ion) and includes a 70w 12vdc camera
power supply. Weighing under three pounds, the
charger is compact enough to fit into a camera bag.
The GP-2LSJ's trickle charge maintenance program
ensures the batteries are always at maximum
capacity.
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