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Old September 28th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Globalmediapro batteries??

Looking a new battery solution for my HD100, been shopping around and just wanted to know what the globalmediapro batteries would be like compared to IDX/Anton products? I know there is a bit of a price difference and properly the IDX or anton products are better and last longer but if anyone has any comments on them I would like to here them.

Also would it be possible to use a globalmediapro charger with say a IDX/Anton battery?
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Old September 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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Don't know about that outfit, but our sponsor VariZoom is also in the battery business these days: http://www.varizoom.com/battery/products.html -- I might be able to arrange a test drive if one of our U.S.-based HD100 owners wants to write up a review for DV Info.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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I have a collegue who has some of the GM batteries and he swears by them. I tells me they are rebadged Sony GL batteries. He works in a Pro AV suppiler so can get other brands quite cheap for himself but he still imported the GM Vmount. I doubt the IDX or AB batteries are any higher quality, just have more mark up like branded Sony's do.

I had a IDX Vmount charger (and now have a SWIT charger) and both charged Sony and SWIT batteries no problems, I'd have no concern buying a GM battery. My collegue has a Sony charger.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #4
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Just what I wanted to here, think I well order some of them. So my undering standing of v-mount is that you can use any battery with any charger etc etc. is that right?

So if I but GMP changer I could use it to charge IDX batteries is that right?
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Old September 28th, 2005, 11:28 PM   #5
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Just checked out the VariZoom VMount on B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Interesting to note this is exactly the same model number, shape, size and except for the logo the sticker looks the same as my SWIT battery.

Looks like the Varizoom are either a rebadged SWIT, or if SWIT don't make them they are rebadging the same battery as SWIT.

http://www.swit-battery.com/new/engl...=2004829204324

The Varizoom charger is identical to my SWIT charger as well.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Type=accessory
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Old September 28th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #6
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I believe what you are saying is true, and that is the way I work. My next VMount battery purchase will be a GM, and if I wanted to buy a GM VMount charger I would without worrying about compatibility charging other brand batteries.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 02:02 AM   #7
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Does anyknow of anyplace in austrlia that sell VariZoom?
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Old September 29th, 2005, 02:47 AM   #8
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In Australia TasmanAV sell SWIT which it appears is the same product anyway.

If you meant Austria I clearly wouldn't know ;)
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Old September 29th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #9
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Don't know about that outfit, but our sponsor VariZoom is also in the battery business these days: http://www.varizoom.com/battery/products.html -- I might be able to arrange a test drive if one of our U.S.-based HD100 owners wants to write up a review for DV Info.
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I would be happy to write a review....I have been looking for a better solution.
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Old September 29th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #10
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I appreciate your offer, Greg -- our moderators always get the option of first refusal on articles for review, but I'll definitely keep you in mind.
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