First, this is a great community. Happy I found it googling. I've lurked for a little while and the wealth of insightful posts is great.
I have a Defy G5 gimbal showing up tomrrow that I am using with a 5D Mkiii and a RR wireless follow focus. It's going to be fun but I need to help with powering the follow focus.
I am looking for a lightweight solution to mount a battery somewhere near center mass on the gimbal. The main rod is 20 or 22cm...I'll measure tomorrow when it comes in. I may have a friend 3D print some sort of carrier or integrated bracket for that.
My main hurdle now is ordering the actual battery/charger.
RedRock has this on their site: "Please Note: External power via p-tap power source is also required for proper operation."
So they also recommend something like an Anton Bauer with a ptap/dtap, AB, or vmount with a bracket.
Because a lot of this is new lingo for me, could someone quickly distill the major differences between those battery types. I know a couple may actually share connections but after a couple hours of research I'm still scratching my head - a bit.
I have a friend who uses IDX batteries with his RR microRemote. He has a 7s and 9 with a bracket.
If anyone can share a link to some batteries that would fit that application I would really, really appreciate it.
How are guys with the Movi powering their followfocuses?
Finally, here's a picture of the gimbal with a remote follow focus and an external battery pack. Can anyone reverse engineer what is going on from these angles?