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Maybe the easiest way is just to get or make a short cable with 4 pin XLR at one end and Lemo or whatever you choose at the other.

 

Best option, agreed.

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Maybe the easiest way is just to get or make a short cable with 4 pin XLR at one end and Lemo or whatever you choose at the other.

 

Yeah but I still have Jaeger on my body, so XLR does not really make sense...

 

C

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4 pin XLR is the usual power connection on 16mm film cameras. but there's no reason why you have to convert you camera if you don;t want to. It's pretty standard on batteries (unless you're going to use a video camera battery), so worth having one on your battery. Also worth having two power cables, since they can break at inconvenient times.

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Before the ACL II it was Jaeger on the camera and 4 pin XLR on the batteries, then with ACL II it was reversed with 4 pin XLR on the camera. So the same power cables work for both. I assumed that Carl had a standard ACL power cable with a 4 pin XLR on the batt end, but maybe he does not. Worth picking one up, will be cheap used. Maybe someone on the forum has a spare...There were long spiral cables in the earlier days, then short straight ones came for the onboard batteries.

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Before the ACL II it was Jaeger on the camera and 4 pin XLR on the batteries, then with ACL II it was reversed with 4 pin XLR on the camera. So the same power cables work for both. I assumed that Carl had a standard ACL power cable with a 4 pin XLR on the batt end, but maybe he does not. Worth picking one up, will be cheap used. Maybe someone on the forum has a spare...There were long spiral cables in the earlier days, then short straight ones came for the onboard batteries.

 

I actually have 2 cables with jaeger contacts. And Jaeger batteries. Not XLR.

 

But if any 12v will work, my cable guy can probably make a jaeger to D-tap cable.

C

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I thought I'd add to this discussion, I have got one of these batteries; It's 12 volts, it's small and light, I bought it off ebay, it works pretty well for my ACL II.

 

Pav

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My plan is to go from D-tap from V-mount to Cannon 4 pin. I'm either going to use the original camera mount that runs along side the mad or devise something else.

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The standard on board mount, IMO puts a lot of stress on screws for that little casting at the back of the camera, which may not matter, not sure, but I never liked the idea. If you can customise something, for example just lets you velcrose a light battery against the mag or mount the battery on the side of the rod base etc, I think it's a good idea....

 

EDIT: Shedding the onboard battery is a good idea, just having it on a belt or a sling over your shoulder. Makes the camera lighter. The ACL II is getting heavy, so it helps..

Edited by Gregg MacPherson

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Anyone knows if technically you could run the ACL of a Anton Bauer VCLX battery?

I am thinking of making my Eclair a production camera for a short in the spring, and together with a video assist, that could be a killer idea. Only problem would be running a lot of it.

I am open to attaching a gold mount / V-mount as well to run it, but I am not sure it will work as good.

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