I had already rigged up a DIY V-Mount on tripod solution for the JibOne/HeadPlus/Pan Pro combo - the number of L6 batteries was killing me. This solution replaced that and works perfectly as advertised and is MILES more convenient thank 4 L6 batteries. Here's the things they could do better: 1. The velcro cold shoe mount is inelegant and not sturdy ANDthe velcro is NOT long enough to wrap around a split leg tripod, and loose around the thinner lgs of that style tripod (YT video coming). I think edelkrone goes cheap when they shouldn't - have the V-mount lock on via a super clamp mechanism (like my DIY) and the thing won't budge on any tripod leg. 2. You get 1 long and 3 short cables.....the long is intended for the Headplus on the end of a JibOne, but it's still a little bit short -- maybe 6:" more would give more latitude.. You can mostly do what you need to do, but I found myself adjusting the cable too often along the length of the JibOne. Consider this as to why I'm saying this: the Pan Pro allows the full JibOne rig 360 degrees of motion; most folks will only be using say, 180-270 degree of that motion for camera moves. This is where the HeadPlus to Power module long cable is too short without really stringing it up smart - if you really do a 270 degree full range low to high motion with the rig. The cable to the outside of the Headplus is simply too short unless you mount the Headplus up (as opposed to underslung)....so you;'r limited in your range of motion. All in all - it works well - I'm happy with it. But I always feel like with the high degree of engineering edelkrone puts into their core products, their accessories are always somewhat shortsighted (ergo the degree of 2nd-3rd ,etc versions they come out with). Think about it in the first place :)
I'm with the Longview Film Club. We shoot 30 minute shorts. This last year we added pretty much the entire EdelKrone line. So we are very often using the Jib/Pan Pro/HeadlPlus and a camera at the same time. The battery situation was becoming problematic. On set, having to bring down the equipment or camera to change out a battery costs 5 minutes or more, not to mention the effect on the actor's focus. We added the power module and V-Mount batteries with a D-Tap connector. Now we literally can run all day on a single battery. If you have both the slider AND the Jib as we do, and have to switch the HeadPlus back and forth between the two, I'd suggest getting a second power module as we plan to in the future. My only negative comment is about the cords that come with the power module. Two of the ones we received are too loose to make a solid connection to the HeapPlus. Now I wonder if there are specific cords for specific units and we just missed that in the documentation. Just want to let other users know if a cable does seem to power up on unit, just try another. There is one in there that will fit for sure. As always, Edelkrone deliver the products that truly up your game and make your shoots more productive.
This V-mount power module was very easy to add to my Edelkrone workflow. I simply attached it to a C-stand and plugged in the included cables to the module and my Edelkrone HeadPlus. My V-mount battery includes USB connections which allows me to power other accessories and lights next to my slider which cuts down the number of power cables and batteries needed to get work done.
I’m using power module with v-mount to power my slide module and Atomos Ninja V. It works great, it’s easy to use and is of high quality construction. Nice to have an on/off switch and no need for lp-e6 batteries! The included tripod leg mount works well but I also use it attached to the rear of my Smallrig top handle (rather than rails) when shooting hand held as it powers my monitor and helps stabilise the camera. A welcome addition to my kit!
Would prefer just a 1/4 20 and not the goofy mounting strap and cold shoe. I have plenty of cine-arms. Other than that nice to have the one battery with a switch but my pan module has a switch so have to do the two anyway. So...