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Energy Transformation Systems, Inc. - Fremont, CA

Original Press Release

Energy Transformation Systems announces the new DSLR Audio Camera Balun

Press release date: Feb 24, 2014

FREMONT, California — Energy Transformation Systems, Inc., the Silicon Valley-based designer and manufacturer of adapters, baluns, panels, and related devices for audio, video and data has announced a new audio accessory for the highly popular Canon 5D and 7D Series of DSLR cameras.

The lightweight device, Model PA911, is housed in what appears to be a typical XLR connector and enables users to quickly connect professional-grade microphones equipped with XLR connectors directly to the Canon’s existing 3.5mm mini-plug jack. More than a simple adapter, the ETS DSLR Audio Camera Balun has a flexible 18” cord and contains a miniature transformer and internal circuitry that matches the impedance of high-end professional microphones to that of the camera.

The initial mono version will shortly be supplanted by a two-channel model for the Canon Mark II Series, which includes stereo capability. Despite the huge popularity of Canon’s cameras with millions of videographers around the world, many users have reported the shortcomings of the on-board audio circuitry. The ETS device resolves this challenge with a simple plug-in device at a very modest price.

Company CEO Trudy Andresen stated, “For decades, ETS has pushed the technical limits in the audio/video business, and with this new miniature balun, we’ve employed our expertise to design and manufacture a tech product designed for the broad range of users who employ these highly popular Canon DSLR cameras.”

The ETS device has successfully passed beta testing and will soon be available on the company’s website, as well as through select dealers and distributors.