Blackmagic Production 4K Camera and LiPo batteries

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  1. Kurt Wallrath

    Kurt Wallrath Member

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    Has anyone here ever used a FreeFly LiPo 14.8V to power a Blackmagic Production 4K camera? If so, how long did it last (please note any accessories you had being powered by the battery also (ie a follow focus or wireless transmitter)

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  2. Adam Brennan

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    I would be curious too!
     
  3. Kurt Wallrath

    Kurt Wallrath Member

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    Hey Adam,

    So after my prep today I can now answer my own question. With the BMPC 4K and C-Motion Compact Camin, the FreeFly LiPo lasted about half an hour. Make sure to keep a voltage checker on the battery because you can ruin the battery if you run the voltage too low.
     
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  4. Andrew Hewson

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    We use a Lipo to power our 4K all the time. We have a dedicated Movi battery to yhe BMCC and use one other MOVI battery for the movi power and accessories. They run out about the same time. Makes a huge difference if the 4K is already charged
     
  5. Trevor Rogers

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    I use the movi battery all the time to power the camera, follow focus and wireless video.. I use the red rock power pack to monitor voltage to make sure it doesn't drop to low which is 3v per cell so 12v total.
     

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