Jump to content


Photo

Alexa Mini + Preston MDR power options?

alexa mini alexa mini preston

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Joe Medlock

Joe Medlock

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Bristol, UK

Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:49 AM

Hi guys. 

 

I've been hired on a job shooting on an Alexa Mini and I will need to power my Preston MDR 2 from the camera body as I know the body hasn't got any power outputs as standard.

 

What are my options for power output/cables aside from the obvious D-tap option? I dont mind ordering a cable from somewhere like Media Blackout. 

 

Thanks for your time,

Joe


  • 0

#2 AJ Young

AJ Young
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 77 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles, CA

Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:59 PM

A distribution box for the Mini is pretty popular out here in LA.

 

http://www.woodencam...nt-p/209200.htm

 

In fact, most Alexa Mini packages come with this D-Box included; I would check with the rental company on what their power distribution will be.

 

The Wooden Camera D-Box takes the power and EXT control of the camera. I recommend, however, to get re-route the external control from the Mini to the MDR with (correct me if I'm wrong) an 8-pin lemo to 3 pin? Something like that.

 

The D-Box has 2pin, 2pin, and D-tap, so powering the MDR will be no problem.


  • 0

#3 Joe Medlock

Joe Medlock

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Bristol, UK

Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:24 PM

Thanks a lot! I've just ordered a custom 2 pin lemo cable and a 3 pin fisher. Should have the basics covered now

 

All the best! 


  • 0

#4 Patrick Lavalley

Patrick Lavalley
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 87 posts
  • 2nd Assistant Camera
  • Portland, Oregon

Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:23 PM

Just finished up a months-long series with an Alexa Mini as our handheld camera. We used a wooden D-Box for power distro and it worked great. Make sure you don't overload the ports, and keep a few spare fuses handy. 


  • 0

#5 Joe Medlock

Joe Medlock

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Bristol, UK

Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:59 AM

Thanks Patrick! Good to know about the fuses 


  • 0



Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: alexa, mini, alexa mini, preston

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

CineTape

Technodolly

Visual Products

Quantum Music Works

CineLab

ZoomCrane

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Pro 8mm

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

ZoomCrane

Metropolis Post

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

Glidecam

The Slider

CineTape

Quantum Music Works

Pro 8mm

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Technodolly

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab