Are you trying to run your camera with these we do the batteries?Send my battery solutions here on the slanted lens blow for dslr's and for Sony mirrorless by any ProCheck it out.
Next on slanted lensHi, this is JP Morgan today on slanted lens we're gonna talk about battery solutions for DSLRs and for Sony mirrorless camerasWhy are we talking about this because it's a constant frustration for me on set.
I like using DSLRsI like using the Sony mirrorless sunset as a cinema camera solutionBut the battery solution has never been as effective as the cameras were when you're working on setsSo there's a couple of things I came up with first off the sony a7r 2 battery was just it impossibleImpossible that one didn't work for five minutes.
It wasn't worth the time took to put it into the cameraIt really wasn't the new battery from Sony is much betterThis gives us a lot more time on camera, but it still ends upI'm about to the point where I want to continue in my interview.
It's going greatThe battery's getting close and now I start thinking about do I have enough battery time?Do I have enough and it just gets frustrating? I don't like that one either.
These are good batteriesDon't get me wrong.
If you're doing still photography.
These will shoot all day longWell may not quite all day long, but they'll shoot a long long timeBut if you're doing cinema and you got a screen going and you're shooting video, these are just not a good solutionneed something elseSo I've turned to more of a cinema solution to run my DSLR cameras for a couple of reasonsthese 98 watt batteries are perfect for traveling because you can carry them onto the airplane with you and they don't harass you and youGot plenty of battery solution when you get to the locationSo here's how I'm using these things and there's several different ways to attach them to the camerato attach them to the light stands are the things you're working on to be able to power these cameras in anysituation that they're innumber one simply an AC power supplyThat has a dummy battery you plug this in the back of your camera plug this into the wallAnd you now have power all day long?Which is a great solution if you're standing right next to power all day long.
It is not a great time lapse solutionthere's not a solution if you're on set and you want to be moving your camera all around but if you're gonna set up anddo an interview and talk to someone for several hours or for a couple hours or something apower solution is not a bad way to go plug it in and use it if I put a camera over head andI don't want to have to touch it and I use cameras overhead like right now a lotThen an AC power supply is a great way to goYou can power your camera not have to worry about ever having to touch it and you can run it all day long nowI looked up online and there are some super cheap versions of this online like 60 bucksbeware, those are just not great long-term solutions get something that's going to last you a little while if you're not close toA power supply then a great solution is a DTaP with a dummy battery that goes to your cameraThey make these for Sony's they make these for canonsThey make them for all the different cameras out there the nice thing about thisIs it now it hooks to this battery and you can take the camera anywhere you want?So the problem is how do I hold this battery around and it's just it's a battery.
It's too heavyIt's just hard to deal with there's a way to get this battery next to your camera and run it off from this DTaP cableSo this is a golden mount plate I've taken off from another light that I hadI had a couple of these laying around that's just really a holder for the batterythere's nothing electrical about it and I'm gonna put a quarter twenty female corner 20 on this plate and it's just got aAdhesive on the back and I'm just gonna stick it right in this corner right hereI do not have enough faith in the mighty mount.
So I'm gonna glue the heck out of this thing withSuperglue something to make sure that that is not going to go anywhere.
I'm gonna let that dry nowSo the goal here is to be able to hook this on to either a bogan clamp super clampWhat do we call these guys? So I'm just gonna simply take this as soon as this driesI will have this on here now.
I have a plate to be able to hold my battery and this will attach here andThat will clamp on to the boom.
That's gonna hold my camera nowThis becomes a feed to my camera so I can power my camera and here it is overhead.
Let's take a look at itIt's just a simpleCook that under plates I've now got my cable goes into my cameraI can turn this battery on that battery's gonna run that mark three overhead for a long long long long timeAll right, take it away camera goes awayYeah, that's not easy to doIf you don't want to do a DIY battery plateThen the teletype makes this great dummy gold mount battery plate and they make it envy mount as well that has a stand mountSo hook that on to a stand and if you happen to have a D tap to dummy batteryyou hook your D tap on the back of yourEnd of the camera and you're good to go so there's one by Intel attackNd Pro Tools also makes a battery plate with a dummy battery, but it's kind of quarter-twenty spot on the back of itThis is perfect because now that corner 20 can just simply go into this little stand little clamp that they haveandThat little clampCan hook it on to your stand now? You've got a dummy battery that goes right into your camera.
You're good to goAdded bonus this nd Pro Tools gold mount quarter 20 plateAnd it's kind of battery connected to it can also serve it's a dummy batteryJust simply unplug this out of your camera now.
I've got a D tap on the sideAny cable that goes to any camera? I can hook up D tap on the side and this now becomes a dummy battery or ICan hook it into two cameras and then two cameras off from the same battery added bonusSo let's talk about some cinema style solutions hereThe number one and probably the cheapest if you own Sony l-series type batteries is this Sony l-series battery packThis takes two sony l series batteriesBoth of them have to be on thenThis is a dummy battery that goes to it a7 r2 so it's a double rail system double rail systemAll these cinema solutions are gonna run on a double rail systemWhich means you hook this to the two rails and that's your power suppliesYou can put it up.
But if you want to get it out of the way, you put it downYou can hook it wherever you wantIf you want to put it in the front you put on the front depends on where you want itMost people put it towards the back, but that's a great solutionIf you already have these sony l series batteries because it's a very inexpensiveSolution to be able to get power to your camera and these are gonna run a lot longerThese L series batteries come in a lot of different sizesSo a lot of different options is gonna make this run a long long timeNow if you have gold mount batteries like I dothen this is a great solution because this is a battery plate a gold mount plate andThis has a double rail system hooks onto the back of your camera right thereTighten it down and you're ready to goyou can put this battery up out orlike I say you put it in front anywhere you want to put it but that now hooks my golden mount batteries go on toThe plate and this becomes a great solutions got the dummy battery that goes into the cameraThey have these for the h7 r3 as well as the Mark threes and foursI meanThere's just these kinds of cinema styleSolutions this I think is a really good solutionIf you have a V mount battery or a gold mount batteryThey come in both of those different plates so you can put on the back your camera, you knowIt's swapping batteries out all the time, which is really my goalThat's why we're doing this now one of the problems about these batteries is that they're very slow to rechargeIt takes several hours to get these things to rechargeThat's why I'm excited about the fact that any probe came up with this super chargerThis cuts the battery charging timeWill these 98 watt batteries down to like an hour and 15 minutes?which is incredible because I think these can go as high asSeven hours on some charger depend on the charger not all chargers are the same and get a very cheap charger and it'll take foreverto charge one of these batteries but where the super charger takes about an hour and 15 minutes do that 98 watt battery andAlso, this will make sure that your battery is not under charge.
It'll make sure it's not overchargeIt will shut down automatically if the battery starts to overheatThe super charger is worth the money because it gets your batteries off the charging and back in a service a lotSupercharger Andy pearl also makes a 16 point 8 volt 1 ampwall chargerWhat I love about this is just the fact that I can throw this in my bag and I can charge my batteries and thisIs all I have this tiny little thing goes with thee the supercharger is fabulousBut it's big the big charger that puts 2 batteries on it is hugeThis makes a very compact travel friendly way to charge your batteries when you're on locationI think that's a great solution but last of all a little bonusAnd this is a little they call this an DUSBAdapter the new nd Pro batteries already come with the USB not all of these gold mount batteries do a lot of my old batteriesdo not plug this in you now have the ability to not only run your camera through the DTaP but also toCharge your phone on that USB, which is a great option because there's so many apps that run my time-lapse that run different devicesI want to be able to charge my phone while I'm shooting with my camera great solution thereso there you have it some great solutions on how to run your camera both your DSLR or your mirrorless camera when you're out onLocation I believe if you're in a cinema style situation doing interviews doing doc style workYou need a longer battery type solutionYou truly do something that's going to allow you to shoot a long time and not have to worry about batteryYou don't want to have to be out on location trying to find power trying to deal with all that charger batteriestake a good-size battery that's going to hook to your cinema rails orOnto the stand or the overhead camera and let it run all day long.
That's a solution that really makes senseSo keep those cameras rolling and keep on clickingWe really appreciate everyone who's contributing to translating our lessons into other languagesWe've got great translation going on people are translating Portuguese and Spanish and Italian RussiaI mean a lot of great languages if you click on the translate link below hereyou'll be able to translate we'll review it and post it and become a part of that community who's translating all of our videos intoThe other languages so translate owainSo make sure you subscribe to the slanted lens if you subscribe to the slanted lens.
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