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    My recommendation is the SmallRig adapter for Sony NP-F batteries:
    http://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-dv-...bmpc-1765.html

    Costs only $19, comes with power cables for both the Pocket and the BMCC. A NP-F 970 knock-off baterry for ca. $20 will give you circa two hours of power. An added benefit is that the external battery will charge your internal battery, so you can swap the external battery on the fly without having to interrupt shooting.
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    I have had good results with Bescor Extended Battery & Automatic Charger for Black Magic Design Cinema Camera http://amzn.to/2r4wagd I've had one since 2015 and it powers the camera just about all day. Plugs right in no adapter needed and it can be used to power an LED panel light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paragram View Post
    My recommendation is the SmallRig adapter for Sony NP-F batteries:
    http://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-dv-...bmpc-1765.html

    Costs only $19, comes with power cables for both the Pocket and the BMCC. A NP-F 970 knock-off baterry for ca. $20 will give you circa two hours of power. An added benefit is that the external battery will charge your internal battery, so you can swap the external battery on the fly without having to interrupt shooting.
    These little one-battery adapters are also GREAT for putting on the bottom of a single-handled gimbal or lightweight two-handle gimbals.
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    Anybody tried to use something like a no break battery, 12V 1,3Ah - like this one:

    https://www.americanas.com.br/produt...4&voltagem=12V
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    Quote Originally Posted by emtisa View Post
    Anybody tried to use something like a no break battery, 12V 1,3Ah - like this one:

    https://www.americanas.com.br/produt...4&voltagem=12V
    Those things weigh a tonne, not worth the hassle. Meant to be used in emergency lights wth built in charging. Just use the small rig adapter or generic Chinese version, just make sure to get the one that outputs 12v and you'll be good to go for P4k as well. I have tested the plates that just pass the 7.4 volts and they work fine on original pocket, just don't charge internal battery, would need dummy battery cable to go that route on new camera.

    I'm tempted to get a Feelworld ma5 or 6f and use the power out with my original pocket to downsize the rig.
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    My guess for NP-F battery users new Tilta F970 Battery Plate looks like the best possible option. Aluminum body, 12V and 7.4V Output Ports, secure battery lock clamp.
    https://tilta.com/shop/f970-battery-plate/


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    That looks pretty sweet, I wonder if both outs work simultaneously, maybe one could feed a nucleus nano motor. Too bad there isn't a USB out as well, the only one that has that is the one by BlindSpot Gear but it doesn't do 12v out which sucks.
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    But i wouldn't expect high wattage output from 12V Tilta battery plate. There is just not enough space inside for high power DC-DC converter. Someone needs to test and disassemble it. Also it is unknown if 7.4V is direct output from the battery, or if it goes through DC-DC converter regulator similar to 12V output.

    For maximum Nucleus Nano motor torque and multiple outputs i can also recommend my battery enclosure kit
    http://bmcuser.com/showthread.php?23247




    To power USB devices from any DC source you may use DC Power to USB Adapters Converters described in this post http://bmcuser.com/showthread.php?23...l=1#post263883


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    Quote Originally Posted by dop16mm View Post
    Those things weigh a tonne, not worth the hassle. Meant to be used in emergency lights wth built in charging. Just use the small rig adapter or generic Chinese version, just make sure to get the one that outputs 12v and you'll be good to go for P4k as well. I have tested the plates that just pass the 7.4 volts and they work fine on original pocket, just don't charge internal battery, would need dummy battery cable to go that route on new camera.

    I'm tempted to get a Feelworld ma5 or 6f and use the power out with my original pocket to downsize the rig.
    I don't understand very well, but if the battery is 12v 1.3Ah it will work, is that?
    The size is 10x6x5cm. It's not small, but we think in put it in a backpack.
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    The IndiPro Quad LP-E6 clamps to my 15mm rods and gives me a good 6-8 hours on 4 LP-E6 batts. I have one for sale with the 15mm rod clamp and BMPCC cable.
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    I also have a BMPCC Varavon Armor cage, handle and viewfinder loupe (as seen on pic) for sale.
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    PM me if your interested.
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