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  1. Hi all, wondering if anyone has any insights on this problem I'm having. I got my hands on an Xtera that's been in storage for 5+ years, and while its in darn good condition its got one weird problem - attaching the battery results in the camera instantly running. The test/run wheel's position seems irrelevant to this behavior. I've swapped the body fuses, but theres no change in this behavior. Im using the only battery that will actually charge, attached the VHR shows the battery at 13.7v Anyone ever experienced this or something similar and have any insights? Any chance Im doing something dumb and not realizing it?
  2. Greetings, I'm wanting to make some custom power cables but wanted some suggestions on a decent, two conductor cable with a flexible jacket. Let me know what you recommend. Thanks!
  3. We selling new Bepob V 200. Vmount batteries plus charger 1200 USD Never used batteries, has a guarantee. Price to sell quickly.
  4. Has anyone tried making their own external power source for a Bauer 715? I recently rolled the dice on a relatively inexpensive Bauer 715 and the good news is that it does run. ...The bad news is that it only runs if I hold the battery compartment in the perfect position. One problem is that the white plastic "battery housing" or battery holder is missing so the batteries move around quite easily. I may have at least temporarily conquered that with some tape. Anyone familiar with Bauer 715 probably already knows that the lid for the battery compartment is broken and won't stay attached without some extra help. I could try ordering parts but I wonder if anyone has tried getting around these problems by simply creating an external battery belt or battery pack. This idea was actually suggested by an employee at the local hobby shop and it sounds easier to me than fussing around with spare parts. Looking inside the battery compartment it appears the first step to getting deeper inside the camera are 3 yellow/gold flat-head screws. I can get at them but they don't seem easily moved. Might they be glued in? The camera runs off of 6 AA batteries, so I think that means 9 volts are required. So maybe get a battery holder for 9 volts (holds 6AAs) and wire that into the camera once the contacts 9for the AA batteries are removed ??
  5. Hello Guys, Quick question regarding cable thickness over here in the UK I recently bought a Heavy Duty 13 Amp extension cable "Standard Domestic 3 Pin Edison Plug" or Stinger over there in the US, Despite looking for a Heavy Duty cable it's still not as thick as the cable attached to any of my 2K ARRI Lights nor quite as rubberized or flexible. Question: So I'm curious for safety's sake and just pure interest, should normal 13 Amp cable be extra thick if you intend to run 12Amp through it continuously and if so is there a place I can buy thicker more rubberized/Flexible 13 Amp cable that is designed for motion pictures use over here in the UK? In case your curious the make of the cable I got is the popular amazon 10m Master Plug 1 gang. Cheers -Samuel
  6. Does anyone know what the external battery connector on the grey canon Scoopic is called or where I could find one? It has 4 pins but it's clearly not XLR
  7. I've been shooting on a K3 for the past year or so, and decided to pick up a Scoopic (Gray model). The camera definitely needs a CLA, but overall seems in decent condition. The main problem is power, which I understand is common with scoopics. It came with a battery and charger. The battery is charging now, though I'm assuming it will need to be recelled. I was curious as to what other options there are in terms of powering the camera. Specifically, I was wondering how simple it would be to make an external power source to connect to the four pin connector on the camera. I'm no electrical engineer, so I assume it would be more complicated than finding a 12V battery and soldering it to the proper cable. I've also seen some tutorials on making internal battery packs using 10 1.2V AA batteries, though they all seemed a little insecure to me. What goes into making an external power source for the camera, and what should I look for?
  8. I just got a Photo Sonics 1VN (action master 200) in unknown condition and no batteries. What kind of battery (voltage/amps) the original uses inside the "shoulder mount" adapter which is supposedly meant for sports high speed filming? the battery case itself is there but the cells are removed. I am planning to fit NiMh cells there once I know the voltage and power needed. and, is there some of the original lubricants available anymore or some alternatives for the movement? I won't use it regularly even if I get it working but may have to use it in cold temperatures (about -20°C or so) . maybe a 200ft roll once a month or so...
  9. Hi folks, need a bit of help replacing a lost power supply. I have a Totalsystems DBM-3 digial peak meter and in a recent move the PSU was lost. Totalsystems went out of business a few years ago and don't have a web presence so I was hoping that someone here might have one of these in their audio rack and could take a look at the PSU and pass on the spec. The power connector is 10mm x 10mm (3/8") square with a 0V and 5V rails. I've hopefully attached a photo of the connector. I would bodge a connection to it but I don't want to risk damaging it as, now it's not working, I realised how much I used it! Any help would be appreciated
  10. Hi guys, My team and I are shooting the 48HFP tomorrow and we've found out that the location we'll be using will not have any usable outlets. It's a small side house on my friend's property. I originally was part of a groupbuy for high CRI leds that would be battery powered but those have not arrived. We're bringing only a handful of things, namely 2x 2 bank kinos, and one or two LED/CFL bulbs (unknown wattage yet but under 100w) for a china ball setup. I do have an LED wand (icelight) and was thinking of sticking that inside the lantern and then flagging some of the spill but haven't tested that. Would it be correct in assuming that (I've never used a power generator), I could rent something like a 2K portable generator (I don't believe the kinos have PFC) and that should be fine? Appreciate the help, thank you.
  11. Hi! Since it's a tradition here to introduce oneself in the first post... I am DP based in Riga, Latvia, doing mostly documentary work and web/TV ads, also making a short and a feature this year. Shooting a lot of HDCAM on F900, some Beta SP and Super-16/35, gaffing as well. Native Russian-speaker, so excuse my English. Powering moderately big fixtures off household circuits has already been discussed on the forum, but everybody was talking 120V US-standard. Maybe we should have a thread for 220V power? In Latvia we've got 230V/16A on some of the wall outlets and generally 230V/10A. The wiring is 1,5-2,0mm2 (14-16AWG) of severely overloaded aluminium in flats and 4/0 alu house feeder everywhere but in the newest buildings. 2K tungsten and 1,2K HMIs work fine, but what about the bigger lights? Do I really risk burning the location when doing a tie in for say a 6K, if to take that the wiring is such rubbish? On the next show I'm going to run an LTM Cinepar 2500W in a Soviet block of flats. The ballast is magnetic Alimarc 2,5K, so no problems with power factor and harmonics. It draws 14A on 220V when running, but what's the usual HMI startup current - 1,5-2x the "paper" amps? No genny this time so we're tying in to a 16A "private" line. I'm quite sure it'll trip the 16A breakers, but will it basically ignite from a 16A circuit? One of my colleagues says yes, should I beleive? What about a 4K off a 25A stove outlet?
  12. Hello Everyone, I have been attempting to learn more about electrical/battery power and sound, but haven't been able to find the right online resources. I was wondering what an AC, whether 1st or 2nd, should know about sound and power? As of now, I know some basics on both topics, but am always looking to learn more in order to be better prepared. Thank You, Joseph Robinson
  13. Sachtler NAB Booth #C6025 New Lines are Uniquely Optimized to Power Today's Cameras and Auxiliary Equipment ECHING, GERMANY - Sachtler®, a Vitec Group brand and world leading producer of camera support equipment, will introduce its new V-Mount Digital Battery Series and Fast Charger Series at NAB 2014. The high performance V-Mount Digital Battery Series enhances Sachtler's industry leading roster of products with a battery line optimized specifically to power the digital cameras now being used for broadcast, cinema, and new media production. The Fast Charger Series supports the V-mount battery with a new algorithm that ensures the fastest available charging sequence while delivering superior energy efficiency. Sachtler will unveil these innovative lines at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10. The V-Mount Digital Batteries eliminate the negative effects incurred when running digital technology with traditional battery circuitry. Powered by award-winning Anton/Bauer technology, the batteries contain a proprietary digital filter that increases run-time and lengthens life cycle, all while providing world-class levels of safety, performance and reliability. Delivered with a sleek, ergonomic, modern style, the series will include three battery sizes. The 90 Wh model is the ideal choice when weight is an issue, and it has no travel restrictions. The 150 Wh and 190 Wh versions are perfect for use by professional videographers with power-hungry cameras and a range of auxiliary equipment to support. Sachtler's V-Mount Digital Battery Series features an easy to read fuel gauge and utilizes constant calibration to deliver a power status that is truly accurate. When the battery is attached to a load, it conveniently reports the remaining run-time in hours and minutes, allowing the user to track usage effortlessly. When the load varies, the run-time will update accordingly. If the battery is not attached to a load, the gauge reflects the battery charge as a percentage of capacity. The digital batteries also have a convenient D-Tap plug, ideal for powering a range of 14V camera accessories, including monitors, lights, and wireless receivers. The Fast Charger Series utilizes innovative technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today's rigorous shooting schedules. It features an efficient algorithm for multi-chemistry, simultaneous charging that ensures rapid charging of up to four batteries at a time. Software constantly monitors the charge/discharge process to ensure that each battery is charged to its peak performance. The Fast Charger series is nearly 40% more efficient than traditional chargers, conserving energy, rendering large power supplies virtually obsolete, and reducing cost of ownership. The chargers are easy to carry and feature a contemporary, mold-breaking design. The Fast Charger series automatically detects which battery has the strongest charge and prioritizes it, ensuring that a fully charged battery is always available in the shortest amount of time possible. The new Sachtler charger series also has an easy to use LCD touch screen to drive activity and monitor status. "We identified a need in the market for a high-performing V-mount power system," says Barbara Jaumann, Sachtler product manager. "When assessing our customers' workflows, we saw that they were running digital cameras with traditional batteries, leading to a significant reduction in performance. We turned to the technology of Anton/Bauer to guarantee a product that could really meet the power use profiles of today's digital equipment, as well as provide the safest and highest-quality cells available. Our engineers then assessed the standard V-mount design, and made significant improvements. I'm proud to say that Sachtler's V-Mount Digital Battery Series sets a new standard for our industry." Sachtler's competitively priced V-Mount Digital Battery and Fast Charger systems will be available to the marketplace in the second quarter of 2014. For more information on Sachtler, visit www.sachtler.com. About Sachtler Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production, its name a symbol of top quality and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of premium camera support systems, Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast, documentary, film and pro-video applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit www.sachtler.com, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter. About Vitec Videocom Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business. Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide. Vitec Videocom - innovative products around the camera.
  14. Anton/Bauer NAB Booth #C6025 Innovative Battery and Charger Lines are Designed to Power the Digital Age Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will unveil its Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2014. Redefining the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, Anton/Bauer's revolutionary Digital Battery Series is the first battery line designed specifically to power digital production for the professional broadcast, cinema and new media sectors. The Performance Charger Series utilizes new technology to deliver the fastest possible charging sequence, while exceeding the high-efficiency standards required by today's rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer will showcase these ground-breaking innovations at their exhibit (booth #C6025) at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas, which runs April 7-10. As cameras and technology have evolved, so have their power use profiles. The new Digital Battery Series meets the unique needs of 4K camera set-ups and other digital cameras in use today, while providing top-tier levels of safety, performance and reliability. Delivered with a modern, ergonomic, mold-breaking design, the battery contains a proprietary digital filter that increases run-time and lengthens life cycle, eliminating the negative effects incurred when running digital technology with traditional battery circuitry. The series will include three battery sizes (90 Wh, 150 Wh, and 190 Wh), all with Anton/Bauer's signature Gold Mount connector and balanced, high-quality cells that deliver a long performance life. The Digital Battery Series utilizes constant calibration to deliver a truly accurate power status and features a new, easy to read fuel gauge. When the battery is attached to a load, such as a camera or a light, it will conveniently report the remaining run-time in hours and minutes, allowing the user to effortlessly track usage. If the load varies, the run-time will update accordingly. When the battery is not attached to a load, it reflects the state of the battery charge as a percentage of capacity. The innovative Performance Charger Series supports the Digital Battery Series and features a new, efficient charging algorithm for multi-chemistry, simultaneous charging. The new algorithm ensures rapid charging of up to four batteries at a time, all while conserving energy, eliminating waste, and reducing cost of ownership. Software constantly monitors the charging process and discharge curves to ensure that each battery is charged to its peak performance. The Performance Charger series is nearly 40% more efficient than traditional chargers, rendering large power supplies virtually obsolete. The stylish design and LCD touch screen reflect a truly 21st century system. The ergonomic chargers are easy to carry, and the batteries are easily removed from the charger, enabling smooth operation in the field. The Performance Charger series automatically detects which battery has the strongest charge and prioritizes it, ensuring that a fully charged battery is always available in the shortest amount of time possible. The new charger series also has a regulated XLR output to power a camera. "This is the most exciting thing that's happened to batteries for our industry in over 30 years," says Graham Sharp, Senior Vice President of Products for Vitec Videocom. "We're very pleased to be debuting battery and charger systems at NAB that were truly conceived to power the digital age. The Digital Battery Series is uniquely optimized for today's cameras, as well as all of the auxiliary equipment now being powered around a camera, and the Performance Charger series is both the 'greenest' and most efficient charger on the market. At Anton/Bauer, we pride ourselves on not only delivering the highest levels of quality and performance, but of safety as well. These batteries were extensively tested to meet the most demanding conditions and are specially engineered to encompass numerous safety features." Anton/Bauer's Lithium-Ion Digital Batteries are the safest on the market. From an electrical viewpoint, the batteries contain sensors that consistently check temperature and current, shutting the battery off if any rise in temperature or increase in current is detected. From a physical perspective, the batteries are designed to ensure that every cell in a pack stands alone, with 2 millimeters of space in between and air circulation corridors to prevent overheating. This is achieved with a unique, plastic honeycomb that creates an individual housing for each cell. With a high-impact resistant plastic molding, a double skin, and no danger of cells touching each other, thermal transfer is minimized should a battery be dropped or crushed in any way. The high performance, competitively priced Digital Battery Series and Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace in the second quarter of 2014. For more information, visit www.antonbauer.com or call (800) 422-3473.
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