Can the MoVI Pro power all of this?

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  1. anthonysneed

    anthonysneed New Member

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    I’m trying to figure out if the batteries on the MoVI Pro are enough to power a:

    SMALL HD 703 Ultra Bright
    Teradek 500 Transmitter
    2 Redrock SLS motors


    I was having power issues with my MoVI so I had to send it in, but should I worrry about this?
     
  2. Graham Futerfas

    Graham Futerfas Active Member

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    The D-taps are kind of limited in terms of power draw. I can usually power a Movi with an Arri Mini on the 6amp dtap and a Tomahawk on the 2amp dtap. If I'm not using a WCU4 for follow focus, I carry LiPo's from the Movi M15 that have DTap adapters and tie them on for the follow focus MDR.

    I always power my monitor separately for a couple of reasons: If I want to move it around from top of the ring to the bottom, or go from handheld to mounted, or need to flip the Movi upside down, the monitor power cable will get caught up and in the way. Best to provide separate battery power. I have a Small HD 503 and use V-mount batteries on it... it's kind of big, but the Sony L Battery plate would also be bulky, I think.
     
  3. anthonysneed

    anthonysneed New Member

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    Thank you for this. It’s very helpful for me to hear this.

    I’ve seen a few different setups, each completely different but what you said about the monitor was part of the reason why I posted this.
     
  4. Rick Gerard

    Rick Gerard Member

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    If I mount an external monitor to the ring I use external batteries to keep the cabling simple.

    If I'm doing dual op and using a lightweight camera like my Sony A7SII I mount an Atomos Shogun Inferno behind the camera. It gives the MoVI operator plenty of information, allows me to record 4K RAW ProRez from a DSLR and gives a little more weight and allows better balance and tuning for the MoVI.

    If I have mounted a camera that will record some kind of lossless format I usually just mount an external monitor to the ring.
     

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