Exploring several on- and off-camera battery options, and sharing my favorite DIY lightweight, professional looking on-camera power solution for less than $20.
I didn’t mention it in the video, but I use a PilotFly H1+ stabilizer gimbal a lot. It is a big PITA having to remove the camera, change batteries, then rebalance the gimbal. Unfortunately, all the other on-camera battery solutions I’ve seen are too big, heavy or clunky to work on a gimbal. This solution works great on gimbals of all kinds.
Things mentioned in this video –
Drok USB 2.0 multimeter
QD 185-TY LED 18650 Battery Charger/Power Bank
6x Panasonic 18650 3400mah batteries
Aukey PB-N37 5000mah Power Bank
Short right angle microUSB cable
4x Hot Shoe Screw mount adapter
From a hardware store, you’ll also need
- a 1/4″-20 nut or coupler
- 1/4″ rubber washer
- 1″ Cushion Clamp/Wire Loom Clamp (be careful here, these vary wildly – the one I found at Lowes was good, as is the one at Home Depot – you want one that has longer tabs/flanges or whatever they are called).