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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Batteries for XDCam EX

I heard from a little birdy, that this camera will not be a 7.2 volt camera thus unable to use the same Sony battery at the Z1U. Anyone else heard anything on this topic??

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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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Sorry, I meant the XDCam EX - I changed title thread

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Old August 28th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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haven't heard anything but from the pics I've seen it certainly looks like the battery is the same as the other small form factor Sony use. That would be a nice thing - I'm sure we ALL have a bunch of them not to mention the much more pleasing price point.
Time will tell.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #4
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I have been told from my dealer who went to NAB (and Sydney) that it was a different series battery. Not compatable with our NP's.

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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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If what you say Vaughn holds true that's going to hurt my pockets getting this cam ready for contracted events I have scheduled :(
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #6
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Even if it is the L-series battery, it would have to be a new model; the V1 is rated 6.8W and the EX is 10W - with the 970, it'd mean to max working time of the EX wold not be long enough!
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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OK - looks like here is the answer:

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/publi...productID=4244

Sorry, guys!
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Old August 28th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #8
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Wishful Thinking

Oh well. Still want one.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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Wow, good find Piotr, I'm impressed!

Bad news, but good photo though!

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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #10
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Extras!

See they've also got the cards listed as an option.

No price listed yet though!

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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #11
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I'll just bet that they have to have a new charger as well ;-(

Ah, you gotta love it!

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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #12
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A very interesting concept - 14.4V for a handheld camera. It's a pity that Sony do not seem to have included a D-Tap to power an attached fill-in light (like PAG or Anton Bauer) directly off the camera battery just like the shoulder mounted cameras. I hate having battery belts or dangling batteries over my shoulder. I was already thinking of buying Hawk-Woods innovative DV battery system and power converter (http://www.hawkwoods.com/) to power up a 12V lamp from a 8.4V battery but now I have to re-think everything.

Does anybody know how to adapt this small factor form battery to power an additional light? Some of the V-mount or snap on type of batteries have a D-Tap connector for such use. Is there any connector that attaches to a BP-U60 and ends up with a female D-Tap?

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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #13
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The power tap idea is a great one. I really hate all the cords I need to connect the light to a belt pack as well. I would rather use the "tap"

I can't glide with the light on as it stands now. The Sony led light looks HUGE.

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Old August 30th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #14
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Mike I'm thinking of buying something like the Hawk-Woods VL-CA2X - http://www.hawkwoods.com/ - I can use the existing V-lock batteries that I have and I can power a 35watt lamp from the power-con (D-Tap) and also give power to the the camera if needs be from the Hirose output. The only problem is finding a way how to attach this unit to the underside of the camera - possibly using the tripod mount screw. By this way the extra added weight of the battery would be positioned underneath the camera.

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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #15
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Thanks Brian

I have seen something similar but not this brand. I need to keep the weight to a reasonable amount or my arm will fall off :)

Sorry to highjack the thread a little but what light do you use with this system? I really like the idea.

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