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Old July 10th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Is this a cost effective solution for battery?

You can use Sony batteries ( which can be bought cheaply on Eb_y ) Is this a good solution for battery power?

http://www.armatosvideo.com/pdetails.asp?itemID=10817
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Old July 10th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #2
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You can use Sony batteries ( which can be bought cheaply on Eb_y ) Is this a good solution for battery power?

http://www.armatosvideo.com/pdetails.asp?itemID=10817

Originally Posted by Kevin Tierney
Sorry to hear about all the delays in the HD100 battery world, but when you folks get your IDX set-ups and need batteries that will power your cameras for 5 hours, and will charge on your IDX chargers, and cost only $215, then check us out at
http://www.batteries4broadcast.com/ or send questions to sales@batteries4broadcast.com I've been keeping alot of you HD100 owners happy with our batteries!

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This is a cost effective battery, I have one and its the best deal out their. Works great and is sold by a good company out of Florida.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #3
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You can use Sony batteries ( which can be bought cheaply on Eb_y ) Is this a good solution for battery power?

http://www.armatosvideo.com/pdetails.asp?itemID=10817
I am curious about this adapter as I already have several of the large Sony batteries.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #4
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Jack/Scott as a long term solution I'd advise against it. It's not a great deal cheaper than the AB or V-Lock mount and looks like even the big Sony's will only power the camera for an hour.
If you get the AB or V-Lock you also get a powertap for onboard equipment like lights, the DR-HD100 etc.
Personally I hate having to change batts too often so I'd always go for a broadcast solution. If you really want something cheap, Guy Barwood put together a decent homemade job early on in this forum - do a search, should find it.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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I have to second the Batteries4Broadcast guys. They're great batteries, a good deal cheaper, and very reliable. I just shot a 12 hour wedding in NY this past weekend and just to see if I could, I used only two 90wh batts for the whole day w/o recharging. Due to turning the camera off when it wasn't needed they lasted all day and then some! Much better than always having to have one of the smaller batteries nearby in case you run out of juice.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #6
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Since I have quite a number of the large Sony batteries, the Sony adapter would be reasonable if it works. Changing the batteries is no problem for me and the extra weight of the giant batteries is not always advantageous in my particular situation. But I don't know if the Sony adapter works or if it would damage the camera.
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