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Power for Pocket

PostWed Sep 11, 2013 7:09 pm

Hey All;
just though I'd share this with you


--http://www.lairddigitalcinema.com/Product.asp?baseItem=BD-PWR1-01&cat=POWER&subcat=&prodClass=POWERCAB&mfg=&search=0&off=0

pair that with some of the very affordable Sealed Lead Acid batteries/block batteries out there from the film days and you should be good for power for a long time.

I'm not 100% on if it works with the Pocket. I have e mailed them and they expect an answer from their engineering team in the morning.

Also, obviously, I have the shipping confirmation for my Pocket camera (divested myself from the GH2) and I will update, if you'd all like, any thing I come across while outfitting it for a "Dslr A Camera" replacement --- e.g. getting it up to the point where I can use it for a ULB/LB shoot without a second though.


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Re: Power for Pocket

PostWed Sep 11, 2013 11:24 pm

And sadly according to them it won't work directly with the BMPC. However, I think I'll pick it up anyway and just cut off the end to connect the appropriate jack.
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Re: Power for Pocket

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 7:12 am

LOL, everybody and his kid brother was asking for exchangeable internal batteries, now they have it, they look for external solutions. :roll:

What's wrong with those Nikon batteries, they are dirt cheap.
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Re: Power for Pocket

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 8:46 am

Frank Glencairn wrote:LOL, everybody and his kid brother where asking for exchangeable internal batteries, no they have it, they look for external solutions. :roll:


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Re: Power for Pocket

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 7:04 pm

Nothing really. I just happen to have a bunch of block batteries laying around from the other cameras. So it's nice to have a solution where I can leave the camera on for a long period while setting things up. I can of course swap over (and will) to internals when I need mobility. I don't see 1) how that makes no sense, or 2) why it would be a point of mockery at myself or anyone else who wants to ability to throw on a block battery for when they're sitting on a tripod, or a dolly, jib, or interfacing it with a steadycam ect ect.
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Re: Power for Pocket

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm

That says it's the 2.5mm jack, which is good for the BMCC, but not the pocket. I believe the pocket is 0.7mm (outer dimension is around 2.5 tho).
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Re: Power for Pocket

PostThu Sep 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Aye that's what the manufacturer let me know as well. I'll still get it just for the ease of having a 4-Pin already wired-- and might look into a 2.5 adapter to shrink it down. I am assuming the BMCC and BMPCC are wired the same for + and - but i'll double check when it comes in, plus then I'd have an adapter whenever i happen to have a cinema or 4K around as well.
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