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Old December 1st, 2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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PMW-200 Battery Option

Hi, i have just worked out how to mount a non Genuine Battery a PMW200, I had a small mount made and it was fixed to the tripod to The Tripod Plate, you can click the battery into the camera as you will get a batty error, buy if you lug i the small cable first, then put the battery in upside down with a small amount velcro holding it in place your good to go, and you can also use the d-tap plugs.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

A strap and velcro might be more secure. (heck, you could even use rubber bands)

Hopefully a rig creator (like Westside AV) can find a way to use this design in an actual tripod plate that can be sold.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

I think you could just velcro the battery to my EX1R shoulder brace. I also use o-rings around the battery to make it rock solid.

Those batteries always worked on the EX1/3 cams if you plugged the cable in and turned the camera on after. I think someone else mentioned this as well.

EX1R Tripod Plate and Shoulder Brace Options

The photo shows a Swit with lengthened cable powering an EX1R and the Nanoflash from the D-tap. I realize you don't need the NF any more with the 422 internal, but it will powe an on cam light or whatever.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

update, have had it out for 3 days now, love it the extra battery mound make it easy it sit on your shoulder .
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #5
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

Just ordered lots of these for all our PMW-200s.

SWIT S-8U62 Li-ion DV Battery

They will also power our older EX1s if needed.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #6
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

SWIT does not offer a 96Wh battery that has the interface mod to be accepted by the PMW-200, so if you're using a Switronix 96Wh battery, Olof's solution or this one might be worth looking into.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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I hope Sony don't figure out how to detect when the new Swit's are connected to the PMW-200 and then lock them out in any future firmware updates, that would be a bad thing for Sony to do.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #8
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

Bumping this thread to say, a solution to extend the DC IN is still required for the PXW-X200 if you want to hot swap batteries.

Speaking of which, no one has created a DC IN relocator for the PMW-200 that allows hot swap of batteries and provides DC IN at the same time. I'd imagine it'd be easy to make with some ribbon cable and a female and male connector. Me and Alister made a post in 2012 suggesting the idea and still no one has done it: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ml#post1745940

And Alister, they're now emulating BP-U60s. Latest SWITs work on the PMW-300. The only way they could defeat it is to detect the emulation.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 06:29 PM   #9
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

That is correct, the SWIT S-8U63 Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery for Sony Camera S-8U63 is out for a while now, does not need to use a DC cable as it talks to the camera natively
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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #10
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Re: PMW-200 Battery Option

So the Swit battery will definitely work with the PMW-300K?
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