Great V-Mount Battery for Sony A7s and GH4 Shooters

I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect power system for quite some time now. There are literally hundreds of power solutions out there, different battery types, capacities, mounts and so many other choices. After a lot of research, I’ve come up with some tools and tips that you will find in this tutorial/review for you guys using the Switronix Powerbase 70.

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Atomos is Getting Into the Power Game With Their New Power Station

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Atomos has been killing it in the digital recording world with their affordable video recorders and recently announced a new product called the Power Station. The Atomos Power Station will power your camera and up to 5 other devices through 3x DC and 2x USB ports all for only $295. You can pre-order the Atomos Power Station from B&H Photo Video here.

This power solution is pretty exciting to me. Lets take a closer look at some of the Power Station’s features.

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Battery Plate that Powers Your DSLR and Accessories for Over 12 Hours

If you’re looking for a way to extend your cameras power this is the tool for you.

I recently purchased this NP-F970 Battery Adapter that is compatible with Canon DSLRs. I was a little worried about the quality from the pictures online but I thought I’d take the plunge and share my findings with you guys. After receiving the unit, I hooked it up with 2 Sony NP-F970 batteries and let if run all day with the camera recording AND powering my monitor… 8 Hours later, I called it a day and decided I like this thing. I still haven’t fully tested the unit to see how long it would power the camera and accessories but it’ll give you a full day at least.

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How to Keep Track of Your Battery Levels

batteriesIt is the end of a long day of shooting, and you have one last crucial shot/interview to get, when all a sudden “click!!!!” your camera shuts down. Your heart sinks as you check the camera screen to find that evil little empty battery symbol mockingly blinking back. “Its ok… I have spare batteries” you say to yourself as you franticly search your bag for batteries…

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Episode 47: Vello DSLR Battery Grips

I have been using these battery grips on both my cameras for a while now, and really love them. Not only do they give you extra power (which is great for us video folk), but you also get a more stable camera, easier access to batteries, and you’ll look like a boss doing it. These Vello battery grips are also very affordable compared to the Canon brand options.

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Beware of Counterfeit Camera Accessories

I got an email this morning from Glenn Pugh sharing this article, and I wanted to pass it along. I had no idea how bad the Canon, Nikon and Sony counterfeit battery situation was. Be careful when buying “brand name” because you may be buy a total fake. For more info check out this article from The Digital Picture’s website.

I can’t speak for other camera batteries but I have found this off brand battery to be the a great compatible chipped LP-E6 battery.

Thanks for the heads up Glenn!

Image credit: The Digital Picture