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Old May 24th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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Is there any interest in some kind of "powerplate" for the mini35

I'm thinking about producing some kind of powerplate for the mini35.

This powerplate would be some kind of a NP slot with the possibillity to connect the mini35, a b/w viewfinder, your camera and a focuspuller monitor with it. You no more need four different rechargeable batterys for your mini35 rig.

Any comments, suggestions or other statements to this idea?

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Old May 25th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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Isn't mini 35 powered from camera? Is P+S ever going to introduce popular priced model? Is P+S image quality significantly better than Micro 35 and Gurilla 35?

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Old May 25th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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Dietmar:

I'm putting the finishing touches on my version of the badly-needed box you described (although mine sandwiches between two Anton Bauer gold mounts). Mine also incorporates a video DA to allow for distribution of the image to an onboard, transmitter, out to a production monitor etc. I'll have pictures of the setup shortly.

However, P+S demoed their own version of this at NAB. It's not in production yet, but it looks good. It won't be cheap, but as usual it depends on how much of a pricetag one puts on one's own time (given a choice, I would have just bought their setup rather than all the hours invested plus the engineering and machining costs).
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Old May 25th, 2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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Charles, I know that p+s is working on some kind of powerplate. But I think there are always some problems that I would have solved an other way. It would be interesting how you designed your powerplate. Which connectors did you choose? Some BNC, 3pin RS, vf-connector, Anton Bauer mounts?

I also thought about a possibility of using the powerful v-mount rechargeable batterys.

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Old May 25th, 2005, 03:26 PM   #5
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Are there links to power plates so I understand better what is discussed?

Isn't best to have 35 mm adapter powerted from camera battery? Are there battery packs available to power adapter separately?

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Old May 25th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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I found this link: http://rafcamera.com/mca/support/bridge_plate.htm - this is a usual bridge plate.
As I wrote, I think about using v-mount or NP1 recharcheable batteries.

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