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.
What You Need
Below are 2 options for powering your camera with a v-mount battery which I’ve talked about in the video.
Option 1: Standard Kit
This option is the cheapest and gets you a battery with a regulator cable that fits your camera for $299 to $345. Below you can find a list of popular camera kits you can purchase. If you don’t see your camera, check out the full list of kits here. Some of these kits do not include a charger which you can purchase separately here.
- Panasonic GH3/GH4 Powerbase 70 kit $345
- Sony A7s Powerbase 70 kit $345
- Canon LP-E6 Powerbase 70 kit with Charger (5D, 7D, 70D, etc) $344
- Canon LP-E8 Powerbase 70 kit (T3i, T4i, T5i, etc) $299
- Canon C100/300/500 $345
- Blackmagic Cinema Camera $299
Option 2: V-Mount Plate
This option allows you to plug a v-mount plate into your camera and easily swap out batteries and power multiple accessories with your Powerbase 70. To make this work you need a couple different things listed below. Total cost is between $455 and $525 depending on your camera model.
- First, you need to grab a Powerbase 70 stand alone battery ($245).
- Next, you will need to pick up a V-mount plate which will hold your battery ($80).
- You will also need to grab one of these cheese plates. This will allow you to attach the battery plate to your rig.
- Finally, you will need to pick up the right regulator cable to go from the V-mount plate to your camera. Below is list of popular cables or you can find all the cables different cables and lengths here. ($79-$150)
So there you have it, a couple of different ways to power your camera and/or several other accessories and devices. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch. I would be happy to walk your through what you might need.