Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera series Part 7 My BMPCC Rig + DIY Battery MOD

In Part 7  I go over my Blackmagic pocket Cinema camera rig. Since having the pocket camera, my rig has been transforming into what you see here. I like to keep it as small and light as possible but yet quickly build it up on set if needed. One of the main reasons for taking the P&C cage and breaking it down was to mount an external battery and yet have a low center of gravity and still keeping the camera light and have a small form factor. As I explain in the video, you really will need a longer running battery if you want to do anything more than B-roll. Worrying about the batteries dying in the middle of the action is not a good thing. Below you will find some close ups of the rig and links to most of the items I used to build it. The main parts come from an inexpensive rearranged P&C cage. Also im including a DIY battery cable video to show you how I wired my own custom length cable to the battery so I don’t have to have long wires hanging all over my rig.

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PARTS

battery

 

12V DC 9800mA Rechargeable Li-ion Battery for CCTV Cam CN04

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321098515717?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

cableEnercell 6″ Female-to-Female Adaptaplug Socket Cable

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3875412

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 Enercell Adaptaplug A

 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3875412

velcro4 in. X 2 in. Industrial StrengthStrips 2 Pack

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Velcro-4-in-X-2-in-Industrial-StrengthStrips-2-Pack-90199/202261921

 

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PNC GB-2 GEARBOX VIDEO CAGE

http://www.photographyandcinema.com/collections/camera-cage/products/gearbox-gb-2-video-accessory-cage-w-15mm-rod-adapter

plateGiottos M621 Quick Release Assembly

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/318567-REG/Giottos_MH621_M621_Quick_Release_Assembly.html

 

Snap 2014-06-14 at 08.20D|Focus V4

http://jag35.com/dfocus.html

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Cavision 3×3″ Matte Box

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/868188-REG/Cavision_mb3485b_3x3_Matte_Box.html

rail mountTHIS DOES NOT COME WITH THE SCREW OR THE RAIL MOUNT( I used my own 15mm rail mount)

Cavision RST2550 T-Part for Matte Box 25x50mm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/627433-REG/Cavision_RST2550_RST2550_T_Part_for_Matte.html

 cold shoeikan Elements Cold Shoe Adapter

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749938-REG/Ikan_ELE_CS_Elements_Cold_Shoe_Adapter.html

 

finderZacuto Blackmagic Pocket Camera Z-Finder 2x

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1021224-REG/zacuto_z_find_bm_blackmagic_pocket_camera_z_finder.html

arm

Pearstone 8.3″ (21.1cm) Articulating Israeli Arm

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/616251-REG/Pearstone_9041660_9041670_8_3_21_1cm_Articulating.html

689623Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLRs with APS-C Sensors

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/689623-REG/Sigma_583306_17_50mm_F2_8_EX_DC.html

 zoomZoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/699403-REG/Zoom_H1_H1_Ultra_Portable_Digital_Audio.html

tripodDavis & Sanford Provista 7518 Tripod with FM18 Head

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/243272-REG/Davis_Sanford_PROVISTA7518B_Provista_7518_Tripod_w_FM18.html