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#1 Iain Baird

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:52 PM

I recently upgraded few parts on my rig including switching to the new PRO Battery Rack III. I have to say that I am very impressed with the design and quality of the new Battery Rack. It's very sturdy and easy to setup. I had plates built a few years ago that allowed me to switch from AB to V mount on my PRO Battery Rack II but it was not a handy as the new removable battery plates.

 

Since I keep my battery on the monitor it got me thinking what I could use the third position that was now empty for and came up with this.....

 

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The AB mount without the actual battery plate fits perfectly onto the top of the Hyperdeck

 

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I really hate the mini din co-ax so I put BNC jacks on the front of the Hyperdeck. With the internal battery removed in the Shuttle there is plenty of room in the front. I also put an 8pin lemo matching the PRO wiring so the power from the monitor goes in through the hyperdeck. There is a regulated feed to the Shuttle itself but the full load goes directly to the third power input on the PRO sled which effectively  works the same as if the battery were mounted directly.

 

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I had recently installed the Hyperdeck on my Cinetronic but when I purchased the Quattro Monitor bracket the SD card became inconvenient to insert and remove so I was looking for alternatives already and this seemed so perfect!!

 

 

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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:57 PM

Great mod!
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#3 Andrew Stone

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

Agreed. Well done. Iain what is the weight of it now?
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#4 Iain Baird

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

The Hyperdeck with SD card and PRO mount weighs 1 pound 7 ounces, A PowerCube weighs 1 pound 11 ounces

 

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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

Wow! this mod is amazing! I love the Full size SDI option! Great work! 


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#6 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

I love it! I just drilled and tapped AB plates on my HyperDeck to make the monitor heavier. I still have the Battery Rack II but I love that idea! If I ever upgrade, I'm going to want specs!

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#7 Karsten Jaeger

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:57 AM

that's just perfect! ...i dont know how many mini-din cables i already have wasted...

 

i am very interested in getting that mod too. Are you offering the modification to other peoples hyperdecks? That'd be awesome :)

 

best regards,

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#8 Iain Baird

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:36 AM

Karsten, thanks for the Kudos - I'm happy to share the idea but have no interest in production

 

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#9 Joshua Gitersonke

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

Who or how did you do the regular sdi ports?  Can you put up a little diy tutorial on what you did to make that happen?  Along with the lemo power.  

I can imagine your are soldering a tiny sdi cable to the din lead?  

 

Please post it if you can...  the brass din connectors keep falling out of my hyper deck.  


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#10 Iain Baird

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 09:01 PM

Sorry Josh, just seeing this now.

 

In short - I removed the internal battery to allow room for the new plugs, for my purposes the internal battery is unnecessary. I soldered the co-ax leads from each jack directly into the mother board where the mini dins are connected. The LEMO has a feed going directly to the 2 pins on the PRO mount and a 12v regulated feed soldered onto the motherboard - this time where the DC jack is connected. The switch controls the power feed to the Hyperdeck as I don't want it on all of the time.

 

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