I just bought one of these http://www.ebay.com/...=item20d07f1576
And let me preface, I know the feeling towards them here. I would never profess to be a "steadicam operator" and have nothing but the utmost respect for the professionals who have mastered this craft. I bought one simply as a toy if you will to mess around on my own with. I figured since it was so cheap, why not.
With that said, I had a question about battery plates and powering the rig. I have a SmallHD AC7 monitor that I was planning on mounting to the rig. As of now, I have it powered off it's own batteries but I would like to get that monitor, as well as any camera that I put on the rig, powered by V-Mount batteries. The "steadicam" I purchased does have a hollow post to run cable up. So I was wondering specifically what I need to look for in a battery plate to make sure I can power both the monitor and camera.
I've been looking at IDX's plates http://www.idxtek.co...6 V-Mt Adaptors but really can't understand the difference between them and what I would need. Which plate do you think will get the job done? Should I be looking at other brands? Do I need to buy any other special cables to connect the plate to the monitor? (I know I'll need a p-tap to lemo for any RED rigs).
Thanks in advance guys! Always love the information on here!
Edited by Michael Solomon, 21 March 2013 - 04:48 PM.