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  1. Hello, Was wondering if any of you ever used a Skypanel S60 with an Anton bauer Cine VCLX block battery? I know battery voltage of Cine VCLX has max 28v (3pin XLR) which reduces light output from S60. My question is mainly regarding cabling in order to power the Skypanel on this type of battery. Arri don't seem to have/sell a cable or adapter from Battery input on the head 23-36V DC (4 pin XLR) to 28V (3 pin XLR) output on the Cine VCLX. Do you, in that case, DIY the cable? In which case, what recommendations do you have for AWG of cabling, max length and/or other useful information regarding wiring specs would you have for me? Thank you!
  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. Hi all - I've got a big block battery which I was hoping to use to power some portable 1x1 LED panels for location shoots with no mains power. Problem is, the battery has a 3-pin XLR output and the panels I'm looking at have a 4-pin XLR input. I have 2 queries: 1. Can I use some kind of 3-pin XLR to 4-pin XLR adapter / cable to connect the battery and the LED panel? I've seen a few around online but not sure if they're suitable for taking battery power (see Dedolight DEA423 3-pin to 4-pin XLR). I'm also a bit wary about pin polarity etc going from 3-pins to 4-pins... Not sure if they will be correctly wired for the 4-pins on my LED? 2. Am I OK hooking up a battery of this size and power to a 1x1 LED? Forgive me, I'm not very savvy with electrical current - hoping perhaps a Gaffer or Spark may be able to shed some knowledge here! My current assumption is that the LED panel will only draw as much voltage and current as it needs from the battery and won't be at risk of being overloaded. Is this right? The kit in question: Battery: Dynacore DHB-30 block battery - Voltage: 26V - Capacity: 30Ah / 780Wh - Max output current: 30A LED 1x1: Lupo Superpanel (dual colour) - Battery operation: 14.8V to 24V - Consumption: 110W Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  4. My Beaulieu R16 runs fine on external power. I just bought a newly-recelled 1,000 mA grip battery. It won't run on the grip battery. Checking the battery on the meter on the side of the R16, the needle only deflects half-way. I tested the battery with a multimeter. The outer ring shows about 8 volts, and the inner ring shows about 4 volts. Since the camera's meter shows half power, and one ring of the battery shows half power, I suspected that one of the wires in the Power Grip is bad. I switched to 'resistance' on the multimeter. Looking at the plug that plugs into the camera body, with the pins on the lower side (pins at 9 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 3 o'clock), I checked each pin corresponding to a ring on the battery, and each pin on the plug. The 3 o'clock pin on the plug corresponds to the centre pin on the battery side. I get a reading of about 1.3 ohms. The 6 o'clock pin on the plug corresponds to the pin on the battery side closest to the centre pin; thus, it corresponds to the nominal 3.6v inner ring on the battery. I get a reading of about the same as the first reading. That leaves the 9 o'clock pin on the plug. I'm not getting a reading on that one, which corresponds to the 7.2v ring of the battery. Not being an electronically/electrically inclined person, and not having any idea of what I'm doing, it seems that when I use the battery on the Power Grip, the 7.2v power is not getting to the camera. The 3.6v is. Apparently I have a bad lead in the 3-pin XLR cord. Can this be fixed? If so, can it be fixed by me? If so, how?
  5. Hello, I'm familiar with some of the great ready-made condenser mics (e.g, Rode) that slide into the flash shoe, and those are great. However, a particular project requires something different and unique for diegetic room sound, so I have a collection of older (some are condenser) microphones (some interesting German mics, PZMs, etc.) I would like to use, while retaining what general lightness and nimbleness of the rig as I can. Does anyone have recommendations for nice XLR Adapters/Portable Recorders intended for DSLR video? The idea being to run one of the following 1) a 48V Phantom Powered Condenser mic into a box that fits nicely on or in the vicinity of the camera, which takes the XLR balanced in, provides 48V, perhaps has a few conveniences (e.g., 100hz cutoff/high pass filter switch, pad switch, DB/input meter, etc). A built-in Limiter would be an obvious plus but probably would push the price beyond where it needs to be. I would be interested in peoples' experiences using these single channel types (that have a 1/8" output to plug into the camera's line in), particularly where on-board power (e.g., 9V/Battery) vs external power supply is concerned (as to noise floor and any substantial impact on quality). 2) The same as #1, but multi-channel, 2-4 is probably the sweet spot I'm aiming for (though 8 inputs stacked couldn't hurt if it's compact enough). Though in this case, I'd be talking about an external recording device, not an adapter, that's oriented towards video audio capture, and ideally, built with filming with these types of cameras in mind (then transferring and mixing that audio in post, thus having the individual channels separate to work with in editing). So, the same questions as in #1, but also, I'd wonder which devices have proved very suited to the task (35mm DSLR filming in studio, and field capability would be a huge plus) I say "these devices" because I understand the 5Dmkii and mkiii can take SMPTE timecode into the 3.5mm audio input, so I would imagine there are some devices that are like the many others out there, with 1-4 XLR ins with 48V, but perhaps also with an extra 3.5mm cable out to transmit timecode, and perhaps one or more channels of audio (as a submix, for redundancy) straight into the camera while filming? A built-in mic for in-a-pinch situations wouldn't hurt either. I came across this device (Beachtek DXA-5D XLR Adapter) from a cursory search, which has a nice look to it (it's single channel, thus the small and elegant design size-wise, relative to the camera base). Something like that would be great for #1. For #2, that'd be a great format (with the dual tripod connectors), but most likely it's going to be a more outboard piece of equipment due to having audio data storage onboard, more connectors, and greater power requirements. Thanks for your kind suggestions!
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