blackmagic converter box power?
Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:52 AM
What in the world do I need to make this work? Can I draw power from my GH4 and send it to the converter? Is there such aa cable ( 3 pin lemo to female mini 12vdc jack). I know mediablackout makes 3 pin lemo to p tap. But p tap won't power the converter box? I don't believe?
Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:17 PM
Make sure you have a 12V regulated source to power Blackmagic converter.
The D tap might not work.
Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:13 PM
Ken, only the first version of the Blackmagic converters require a 12v regulated cable. The new one can accept a wider range of power (12 to 31 VDC) . In Bo's case it would be from a single Anton Bauer on a Zephyr.
Bo: Also look at this cable that Alan makes: http://mediablackout...egulator-cable/It will power your GH4 camera from the steadicam batterie. You won't need to remove the camera and reload a new battery and rebalance anymore. The battery model for the GH4 is Panasonic DMW-BLF19 and make sure to get the 12v 3 pin Lemo (0B.303) for the Zephyr side.
Also, Blackmagic uses 2.5 DC Barrel plugs. (Alan, you may want to specify that in the DC barrel dropdown)
Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:48 PM
Are you sure about it only being the first version? I killed 3 before I switched to AJA.
Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:12 PM
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