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Old November 10th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Battery mount for rod support

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With each camera kit for the MINI35 comes a battery mount to plug into the adapter. Are there battery mounts like that (or simillar) available to buy that I can adapt to fit my prototype rod support. I was thinking of using a low profile battery charger and opening it up to modify it to give power to the DiGi35 then add a bracket to enable it to fit on the rod support, like the MINI35 does. Not fussed on which make; Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, just want it so as I can use camcorder batteries and have the benefit of quickly changing them. Any ideas????


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Old November 10th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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Does your motor use that much juice?

Honestly, it'd be cool if you just used AA or AAA batteries... but if you really want to do the "one battery for all" thing, go with the Anton Bauer mounts. Then you can power the camera, the 35mm adapter, an lcd monitor, whatever... but go with the high amp Anton Bauers.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #3
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Its mainly for the LCD monitor and add-on viewfinder. Does you or anyone you know where the battery mounts are available?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:25 AM   #4
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Well, what you need to do first is standardize the power plugs from your 35mm adapter, lcd monitor, and camera. Go with the common 4 pin XLR. Most pro monitors have this plug. So all you have to do is get the right voltage to the camera and the adapter.
This is a custom job and I'd buy such a kit if it were available.

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Old November 11th, 2006, 01:12 PM   #5
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Yeah I looked at those already but they seem too big for me. The MINI35 battery pack is a nice size, it takes the battery relevent to the camera is that correct? I would be looking to use something like that but I dont know where to get them from. Is there anywhere I can get these battery mounts? or will a camcorder battery charging mount work (Power reversed)?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #6
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You won't be able to power the camera AND the lcd monitor on a stock camera battery... not enough amperage.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #7
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How does the MINI35 work then, does anyone know? The movieTUBE uses an Anton Bauer mount doesnt it? Does anyone know which mount the MT uses?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 06:30 PM   #8
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What about a Sony V-mount? That should work. It is also one of the smaller better looking mounts.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #9
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Does anyone know where I can get Fischer 2 and 4 pin connectors and sockets?? I can seem to find anywhere in the UK
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Old November 14th, 2006, 02:18 AM   #10
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Fischer`s are the most reliable and most expensive connectors you can get (20 to 100 per connector) for low amp connections.
As far as I know those are speciality connectors not available from usual sources.

Try to get a direct quotation if you are a corporate buyer www.fischerconnectors.com

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Old November 14th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #11
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Yeah cheers Toenis I found the place yesterday. The prices are 8.95 for the 2 pin and 12.95 for the 4 pin. The person I spoke to at the GB office (Brian Rees) was really helpful he said that they are ARRI standard so I also spoke to my contact at ARRI and he has also told me what is wanted by customers that use 35mm adapters in the way of connectors.

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