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#1 Hank Vadim

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 11:56 AM

Hello everyone. I'm getting ready for a shoot this coming winter and looking into backup power sources for my camera. For my main power souce I'm using three Switronix V mount batteries. I don't know yet if I will be shooting on BMCC (12v) or Red One camera (14.4v). The question is, what should I know about connecting my cameras to acid batteries? Will I be fine with just connecting the right battery (battery with correct voltage) straight to the camera without any converters? Also, how do those acid batteries perform in cold/sub zero temperatures? 

Would appreciate your help. Thank you.

 

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#2 aapo lettinen

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 10:23 PM

never tried red one with those but a blackmagic will definitely work just by connecting with a cord. but it is better to have more voltage for it than 12v so a 14.4v v-lock battery or similar would be more practical than lead acid and also higher capacity compared to weight and size. you can purchase a simple bmcc power connector with cord from ebay and adapt that to work. I have made a tamiya adapter for our bmpc4k so it is also possible to use airsoft batteries with it or to attach a extension cord between battery and camera if needed


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