Scarlet-X V-Mount (on a budget)

Scarlet-X V-Mount battery setup

Scarlet-X V-mount battery setup - on a budget

Matt Johnson posted a thread over on the REDuser forums in regards to his solution to powering the Scarlet sans Sidehandle / Wooden Camera components. From the thread:

 

The excellent Cinemaoxide V-Mount Plate Adapter $169
RED XLR to Lemo Cable $120
Generic E-bay V-Mount plate $49
AXRTEC V-Mount 89WH battery $129 (which now appears to be $229 that I go to buy some more … wtf)

I originally got the XLR cable because I needed the RED Lemo to make a custom power cable for my helicopter. So I did that, and put a molex connector on it. So I just had to put a matching molex on the v-plate. No problemo. Total cost including the 1 V-mount battery = $467


I’m currently waiting on backordered Wooden Camera V-Mount components, since I’m not too keen on the idea of proprietary tiny batteries that only power the camera for about 30-37 minutes. This seems like an incredibly robust solution with minimal wait time, so if you haven’t ordered an alternative to the Side handle + Redvolts, now might be a good time to look into other solutions. Because, honestly, waiting until an estimated April for a working camera is a bit long.

 

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