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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

These are potentially interesting batteries for all Alexa and XCS Ultimate 2 users.

Is anybody using these currently?

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#2 David M. Aronson

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

While it seems like a good idea, I see some "Helpful" grip putting it on a camera or something and blowing something.
You'll need to put giant "ONLY FOR CAMERA DEPOT USE! PLEASE DON'T TOUCH!" stickers on it.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Grips don't put batteries on cameras. and with an Alexa it doesn't matter, the camera doesn't care
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#4 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

The pin out location is different between 12v and 24v.
It just won't power, nor burn anything if you slap it on 12v only camera.
You need a converter adapter in between if you want to use it.
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#5 David M. Aronson

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

Grips don't put batteries on cameras. and with an Alexa it doesn't matter, the camera doesn't care

They're not supposed to. Sometimes, you get a grip or PA who thinks they know how to use a camera.
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#6 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:56 PM

"They're not supposed to. Sometimes, you get a grip or PA who thinks they know how to use a camera. "

David, with all due respect, before Eric bites your head off.... NO!!! Not on a Union shoot..... OK, peace, back to your regularly scheduled programing....
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#7 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

They're not supposed to. Sometimes, you get a grip or PA who thinks they know how to use a camera.


A grip who THINKS they know how to use a camera ? Grip = Retard ???
I really would love to meet you my friend ...
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#8 David M. Aronson

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:49 PM


They're not supposed to. Sometimes, you get a grip or PA who thinks they know how to use a camera.


A grip who THINKS they know how to use a camera ? Grip = Retard ???
I really would love to meet you my friend ...


They're no longer my friend... It took them 2 minutes alone with a camera to mess it up, it took me 20 minutes to figure out what they did.

I need to start going on more union shoots...
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#9 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:56 AM

I need to start going on more union shoots...


Or working on real jobs with real grips ...
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#10 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:00 AM


I need to start going on more union shoots...


Or working on real jobs with real grips ...



B)
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#11 thomas-english

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

Take2, ICE films and FAVA Rental all use those VLock 24v batteries. Not only is there a swapped pin situation but I'm pretty sure there is also a little plastic blank thingy that stops you from being able to put the battery onto the wrong plate.

They are great batteries. Would you be able to use them on the bottom of an XCS? Off course you'd need the correct plate etc. but could u feed an XCS 24v?

Take2 have even had their WEVI's converted to 24v with Reel Power plates front and back.
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#12 Fabrizio Sciarra SOC ACO

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

I've used those batteries on the back of Alexa cameras on a month long gig, they work flawlessly, plenty of power.
It seems that more and more rental houses are converging onto those batteries.
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#13 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:09 AM

They are great batteries. Would you be able to use them on the bottom of an XCS? Off course you'd need the correct plate etc. but could u feed an XCS 24v?



Yes you can. The XCS Ultimate and th Ultimate 1 can take up to 36 volts input .
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#14 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

I used these Batteries on a Alexa for quite a few days and they worked very well and quite a few hours.
The only issues I have with them is that Qantas only allows you to carry 160wh batteries on board. A Important thing consider when buying batteries.What are other airlines battery restrictions .

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#15 chris fawcett

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:44 PM

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