Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

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Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 9:27 pm

Blind Spot Gear BSG-1302-009-01 (BSG130200901) Power Junkie Dummy Battery - Canon LP-E6

This unit uses a dummy battery and seem to provide good power, so is anyone using it? What do you think of it?
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Re: Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 9:34 pm

Personally, I'd stay away from dummy batteries. Use a Canon battery in-camera and an external power source via the external power input. That way you have reserve power in the camera and the ability to hot swap external power sources.
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PostSun Feb 10, 2019 5:53 am

Australian Image, do you have any suggestions as to an external power source? I see in another place using Sony L batteries......
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Re: Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostSun Feb 10, 2019 6:46 am

It depends on how you intend to use the camera, as light as possible setup, something in-between or fully rigged up and mostly on a tripod. There are various threads on alternative power sources going on at the moment and one important one regarding a warning from Blackmagic not to use the external power jack with sources less than 12V.

It's a pity that there isn't just one thread covering these issues. That said, any external power source that can provide 12V+ should be quite safe to use. I use a V-Lock battery setup, but it increases the overall weight considerably. Other options that some are investigating are battery cases that use 18650 batteries and provide 12V output. Things like this for example: https://tinyurl.com/y67xg4r5 and there are others.
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PostSun Feb 10, 2019 7:21 am

Thanks, that helps. I saw this one too: http://www.tearlachwales.com/batbox4k

I think I will investigate 18650 battery set-up.

Thanks for the advice and link.
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PostSun Feb 10, 2019 7:50 am

That's quite a clever setup. About time someone started thinking about bulk power sources other than V-Lock batteries.
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Re: Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostMon Feb 18, 2019 3:18 pm

Australian Image wrote:That's quite a clever setup. About time someone started thinking about bulk power sources other than V-Lock batteries.


Indeed I am tempted to go for the BatBox4k as I don't need 6 hours or more recording....... BUT anything over 2 hours I think would be excellent for my useage.
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Re: Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostTue Feb 19, 2019 11:47 am

Swissified wrote:Thanks, that helps. I saw this one too: http://www.tearlachwales.com/batbox4k

I think I will investigate 18650 battery set-up.

Thanks for the advice and link.


It looks like a really good deal until you see that the device is just for a plastic case and that you will need to supply the batteries and SSD cable. I'm looking for a more complete package rather then buying parts from many different places.
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Re: Anybody using Blind Spot Junkie + BMPCC4K

PostTue Feb 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Robert Baker wrote:http://www.tearlachwales.com/batbox4k

It looks like a really good deal until you see that the device is just for a plastic case and that you will need to supply the batteries and SSD cable. I'm looking for a more complete package rather then buying parts from many different places.


I am only interested in the battery box. I have purchased Cfast 2.0 and some of the faster SD cards from Angelbird. Gone away from the SSD route. So an empty box is fine for me. If I did buy an SSD it would be the Wise SSD 1TB, which comes with the mounting screws, nothing else needed to attached it, and the USB-C cable of course which is in the box.

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