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Battery options for powering the GH4, lights, Zoom H6, and monitor

Posted in Captain's Personal Log, monitors, Photography, Photojournalism, Reviews, Travel, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2015 by William Hooks
Switronix P-tap to GH4 power cable

Switronix P-tap to GH4 power cable

Switronix P-tap to 4-pin power cable

Switronix P-tap to 4-pin power cable

LP90S battery as counterweight, connect to GH4 with power cable on shoulder rig

LP90S battery as counterweight, connect to GH4 with power cable on shoulder rig

closeup of battery, P-tap connection and second P-tap port located on mount plate

closeup of battery, P-tap connection and second P-tap port located on mount plate

The Zoom H6 digital audio recorder is powered from the accessory USB port on the battery, shown above.

It’s a good idea to not allow these batteries to be uncharged for long periods because of their self-discharge property; I mark them each time they’re charged, and aim at less than 6 months before recharging.

And double check to ensure that the terminals of the P-tap connector are properly aligned to the corresponding terminals of the battery plate- if not, there’s risk of short-circuiting the cable (I’ve done it – ONCE).

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Lilliput 665 O/P 7″ monitor

Posted in monitors, Reviews, Video with tags , , , , , , on June 9, 2015 by William Hooks

DSCN2204 DSCN2205 DSCN2207 DSCN2212This monitor runs on Sony batteries, Canon LP6’s, AC with adapter,  and 14.8v Li ion brick batteries such as the Switronix L90S using an onboard V-mount or P-tap cable to 4-pin XLR. These batteries also allow powering of the GH4 camera, LED light panels and the Zoom H6 DAR, great for situations where AC sources are not available.

It loops allowing HDMI or SDI (serial digital interface) in and out. If employing SDI, there’s a required Composite/BNC adapter;  easy to interchange battery mounts.

Resolution is 1080p. There is an onboard speaker with audible audio.[No headphone jack]

At $250, it was a steal— and I only drove about 10 min from my garage to get it.