Cheap battery solution?

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John Bartman

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Cheap battery solution?

PostMon Sep 10, 2012 8:41 pm

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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostMon Sep 10, 2012 8:43 pm

I assume it works with Sony NP-F batteries?
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 13, 2012 1:56 am

Could someone with Blackmagic Design please let me know what type of power connector the BMCC requires? I've got a nice external 12v battery solution by using NP25 12v-4.0Ah batteries (yup.. good ole hershey bars) and box donated from my old JVC dv500 and just need to adapt it for the BMCC by attaching the proper connector... I am not doing the conversion myself, but having a qualified camera tech do it because I know I'll screw it up.. :)

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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 13, 2012 2:47 am

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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 13, 2012 4:30 am

on ebay you can find v-mount battery 160wh with travel charger for $219.
is it expensive?
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostSat Sep 15, 2012 6:51 am

Cheapest solution yet by Ikan:

http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=12836
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostSat Sep 15, 2012 9:36 pm

Thank you for your very quick reply Kaspar!
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostFri Sep 21, 2012 2:29 pm

We have several solutions coming on to the market very soon. Tests show the first product the range can more than double the runtime of the camera, yet it is a compact, onboard item which won't impact on the camera's mobility.

Keep an eye on our website!
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 27, 2012 2:22 pm

Very nice!!

What is the retail price for the DV-BMS ?
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Great solution for "on-set" shot, but isnt good for "run and gun" shot.
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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 27, 2012 4:08 pm

Adorama has a nice bundle offer going on with the Switronix battery and charger when one purchases a BMCC. Bundle price is $3095... so you're basically paying $96 for a $300 battery solution.

http://www.adorama.com/VDBMCCPK.html

Of course, this is only helpful for people just ordering a camera now... ;)

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Re: Cheap battery solution?

PostThu Sep 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Anyone remember or still have the 12v Dewalt battery adapter to xlr four pin? I still have one plus some 12v belts I would love to use to power the camera. Is anyone making a 12v four-pin xlr to BMCC input? Also, anyone making a viewfinder hood/loupe like the zfinder or hoodman for outdoor and handheld shots?

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