Powering Two 12v From Flyer LE
Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:13 PM
I got a call earlier from a friend and op who's at a small station which plans on buying ATEM fiber conversion boxes from blackmagic to use with their new "studio cameras", which are actually prosumer sorts of things from my understanding.
He was interested to know if he could power both 12v devices (the camera and the ATEM) from the Flyer LE, and if so, how one should do that. I'm not familiar with the rig, so I'm deferring the question here.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:06 PM
Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:16 PM
On the original Flyer, the second battery plate was a "dummy", not wired into the sled. Used for adding a second battery for extra weight only. I assume that the D-tap output was probably functional but I never had occasion to try it. I imagine that a 12V Flyer LE would have the same dummy plate. You could theoretically run a wire pair from the D-tap, forward to the monitor, and then up to the front of the camera stage, for a second source of 12V power up top. OF course, you'd need a heavy enough camera payload to make things work overall, but it is one way to do it.