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Canon LP-E6 BatteryBack when I wrote about issues with Canon-brand batteries and Canon chargers, I mentioned that many third-party batteries, even if they have higher capacities, do not last quite as long as the genuine versions. Dave Dugdale of Learning DSLR Video wanted to find out if a third-party LP-E6 battery (in this case Watson), would last as long, or longer, than a genuine Canon version. Here are his results: More »

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Canon LP-E6 BatteryCanon’s LP-E6 batteries are used in all sorts of devices, from the Canon 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, and 7D cameras, to external monitors like those from SmallHD — and even in other accessories used to power filmmaking gear. If you happen to own or use Genuine and Third Party LP-E6s, and you’ve had issues charging them in the Canon LC-E6 charger, the company has just issued a product advisory. Click through for the symptoms and how you can fix the issue with your batteries. More »

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Switronix-FLYPACK_212-croppedSwitronix is no stranger to power solutions for shooters, and they’re introducing a brand new scaled-down version of their JetPack for those people who don’t need the battery solution, but want a way to power a number of devices from one source. The new FlyPack series should work well for camera setups that are mostly built up, but need the convenience of power management. Click through for some of the FlyPack specs, which includes two versions: the Base and the 212. More »

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When it comes to wireless HD monitoring solutions, companies like Teradek have some impressive offerings. That company’s Bolt, however, isn’t the only airwave-bound HD-SDI transmission system around. Switronix’s Recon is another such offering, with models including HDMI support and HDMI to HD-SDI conversion. Switronix has just announced a new addition to the Wi-SDI family in the shape of lighter-form factor Recon Micro, made more compatible with the smaller scale of cameras like the Blackmagic (pair pictured left). Switronix has also released details for a new modular battery power solution, geared towards anything from BMCC to Sony HD camcorders. If you’re looking into powerful, off-the-grid, untethered field shooting solutions, check the details below. More »

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Catclaw Power Adapter for DSLR or Blackmagic Cinema CameraOne of the big questions with the forthcoming Blackmagic Cinema Camera is what people will use to power the camera after the internal battery is depleted. While the Cinema Camera has a fixed internal battery similar to the just-released Macbook Pro, it has a 12V-30V DC port which will allow you plug in any compatible power source to not only power the camera, but also charge the internal battery. If you’re looking for an inexpensive device to accomplish this, there is an interesting product called the Catclaw, which has a 15mm rod clamp, 5V, 7V, and 12V outputs, and takes Sony or V-Lock batteries. More »

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How’s that for an exciting thumbnail, right? This is only of interest for 5D Mark II, 7D, and forthcoming 60D shooters, but DSLRs gobble batteries at an alarming rate in movie mode. To date we’ve been faced with paying $70-$100 for each genuine Canon LP-E6 battery, or taking our chances with eBay models for $10. Until now… More »