Accesories

A place to discuss accessories which work with the Kinefinity cameras.
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timetraveller
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Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:22 am

Hi,

I'm about to buy the Kinemini, and I'm curious about your advice for accesories. In my research I found these very interesting:

- Monitor : Lilliput 7" http://www.ebay.es/itm/261184361094?ssP ... 1438.l2649

- Battery plate: Tilta http://www.ebay.es/itm/261174803696?ssP ... 1438.l2649

- Followfocus: http://www.ebay.es/itm/171097085971?ssP ... 1438.l2649

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SaxRix
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:38 pm

These should all be fine, I have the same monitor (only HDMI version). I opted for a Lanparte slim battery plate along with a rolux 160wh battery (should last around 7 - 11 hrs, depending on shooting mode etc). But the ones you have selected should suit your needs.

As for the follow focus, I am not sure. I have been looking at the Silencer Pro follow focus because it is controlled through motors & triggers which you can put on your rig. http://www.24shots.com/silencer-pro/

on top of the rest of that, one more thing I am looking at to get in the future is a 3-Axis gimbal such as the DJI Ronin or Came 8000 simply for the flexibility you can get from them in a hand held setup.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:04 pm

5 inch monitor is enough for me. KineMini is not a big camera so 7 inch is making it much bigger. But of course it depends on your needs.
Tilta plate is brilliant. I've just bought one.

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It's good because you can take out SSD disc without taking out the V-mount battery from the 15mm rods. And you can mount in different positions as a counterbalance. I have old Lanparte plate and didn't like it.

I also bought top handle from Smallrig - it's great and not expensive.
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RobBannister
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:37 pm

I was looking at the Movcam Battery plate. its cheaper on kinefinity's site then BandH. I love my kine kit with the handle and cage so I may go this way.

I'll share my rig accessories after my latest order arrives next week

Rob

Oh and I hope its ok but I moved this to the accessories category.

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SaxRix
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Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:33 am

The Tilta actually looks pretty good, I might go for it depending on how it get on the with Lanparte one I have.

What battery is that FilmCyfrowy?

Hey Rob, yea it makes much more sense having it in the Accessories section. I am also going to move everything from the Issues & questions section to the general section as I believe it will consolidate everything more. Also the topic was locked so I have just unlocked it again for others to be able to post.

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filmcyfrowy
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Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:49 pm

BATTERY
I bought POWER-U BP-150S 14.4V 150Wh
http://www.ebay.de/itm/221521102647?_tr ... EBIDX%3AIT

SSD
I have SSD Crucial M550 512GB - works without any problems at 2K and 4K.
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jasonxinzhou
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:45 am

Here in China there're some guys have issue with Tilta battery plate.

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Boy Martin
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi all,

My ultimate goal with the kinemini is to keep the rig a as small as possible and I've been researching on power solutions for a while now and my final thoughts were that I'm just gonna give up and go with the extreme amount of the 18650 batteries but then the atomos came out with this new power station http://www.atomos.com/power-station/.
You can hot swap batteries, it indicates the power status and it accepts wide range of batteries like canon, sony etc. Although I'd rather have the two batteries aligned vertically rather then horizontally which makes it very long the dimension seems to fit the size of the camera. My guess is that atomos only though of dslr users. What you think guys?

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Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:03 pm

Boy Martin wrote:Hi all,

My ultimate goal with the kinemini is to keep the rig a as small as possible and I've been researching on power solutions for a while now and my final thoughts were that I'm just gonna give up and go with the extreme amount of the 18650 batteries but then the atomos came out with this new power station http://www.atomos.com/power-station/.
You can hot swap batteries, it indicates the power status and it accepts wide range of batteries like canon, sony etc. Although I'd rather have the two batteries aligned vertically rather then horizontally which makes it very long the dimension seems to fit the size of the camera. My guess is that atomos only though of dslr users. What you think guys?
Hey Boy Martin, I don't see any reason for this not to work with the KineMINI, as the PowerStation works within KineMINIs voltage range. Of course it all depends on your expected shooting time etc also. If you go with the PowerStation and use a set of NP-F970 batteries with it, you're looking at 95wh of power, which should give you around 6hrs of running time on the KineMINI per pair of batteries (of course with them being hot-swappable, you could in theory run it indefinitely).

Depending on how often you don't mind swapping the batteries, it could become quite expensive. For example I would probably opt for Sony NP-F970 batteries are they are a good capacity so would mean i wouldn't have to change them as often:

PowerStation: $295
Sony NP-F970s (x6): $750

Total = $1045

Where as using Sony NP-F570s for example, would only give you around 2hrs per set of batteries but reduce the cost by $330.

Obviously this becomes much cheaper if you already have some compatible batteries lying around. The reason I factored in 6x batteries is because it takes around the same amount of time to charge one battery as it would to run down a pair of batteries on the KineMINI. so by having 6 you have 3 sets of batteries to cycle through, always having 2 sets fully charged at a time, in theory.
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I opted for a 160wh V-Mount battery before this was announced, which should make the camera last around 10hrs. Although I might eventually invest in a PowerStation also as it would have portability advantages as you stated.

Your other option, as you suggested in the sidegrip with 18650 batteries, however this wouldn't be ideal as it only lasts around 90mins (apparently) and you would also then need a seperate battery to power a monitor, where as the V-Mount or PowerStation options could power both the camera and monitor in one.

Im not sure if that helped you make a decision or just complicate things, but they are my thoughts on power options for the camera anyway :)

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