My Gear: Power
An assortment of proprietary batteries for your cameras and accessories. Many of these batteries (such as the Canon LP-E6) are built especially for certain cameras listed on the camera page, but also work on various accessories (such as the small HD monitors). Also included here are battery solutions to power larger camera rigs, as well as provide portable AC power.
In order to use the batteries above, you will need to charge. Listed here are the chargers associated with the batteries above.
Found the video above very interesting but I am confused how the battery is connected to the 7D, and how it powers the camera. If you could send me any information on this that would be excellent as I think it would be a brilliant purchase.
Vincent Laforet Reply:
August 30th, 2010 at 5:51 am
@James Emery, You need to look at the Viewfactor Contineo cage on the “accessories” page – and please watch the video – you’ll see how everything is powered through the cage on the BTS footage from the Italy job.
Can these batteries also power Macbook Pro laptops somehow?
December 25th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Answering my own question, found this:
Fantastic video! Thanks for great explanation and great attention to details! I’m currently preparing my custom rig based on Redrock’s shoulder mount and have a question regarding attachment of AB battery plate to “microPod accessory plate” (I’d guess it’s exactly that thing we see in video), on Redrock website in description they stated to use it only with several models of AB plates (QR-SP200 or QR-SP400A). So my question is: is there a difficulty to attach different AB plates to mentioned microPod accessory? cause from video I can see you using one from Viewfactor? Thanks in advance!
As this is the first post I’ve made on your site, I’d like to preface by remarking, wow! I feel indebted to everyone that I’ve gleaned information and style off of, but not often is one able to converse, even through a blog, to a peer who offers their talents and time so generously to the community. Thank You.
As for this My Gear: Power section of your blog, I’m a bit confounded by commentary and links for the Anton Bauer HC and the Dionic 90. Firstly, the B & H link for the Dionic 90 directs to the page for the Dionic HC. Second, it seems that the commentary for the Dionic 90 comes straight from Anton Bauer’s website. Maybe this was just to save time, but I’m not any clearer on what the difference is between the two batteries. One is 6amp, the Dionic 90, and the other is 10amp, the Dionic HC. They both run for the same amount of watt hours and weigh the same.
So my question is, which one should I buy for an evolving 5D rig centered around a Viewfactor Contineo powered cage, what’s the real-world/on-set difference?
Vincent Laforet Reply:
May 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Hunter – html is a nightmare and we’ve had issues – so something may have gotten swapped…. let me look into this – I use both all of the time to be vey honest. I have 3 of each. HC is going to give you longer duration – but you may not need it. If you’re doing just a 5D w/ cage + one monitor the 90 will do. If you’re adding multiple monitors/EVF and motors / and or Black Magic etc – go for the more heavy duty battery. Cool? (it’s late!)
you can actually use theAnton/Bauer QRC-MBPA Gold Mount which allows you to use your existing Anton/Bauer battery inventory to power your MacBook
You can find it here:
The Switronix solution looks neat for indieSLR shooters. Once again thanks for your seemingly never ending benevolent work, Vincent. You are a true inspiration to become a better cinematographer:-)