Power your Canon DSLR 6+ hours for less than $55
In this video I am showing you how to power your Canon DSLR for more than 6 hours for less than $55 battery included. 6hours of battery is enough really for any event. Plus the bit extra is that the battery now is outside the camera and its a battery which is build for film cameras, so these batteries has less problems with overheating. Another thing is that the power indicator actually works and even would go into reds when the battery is low. However the low on these batteries still can film quite long with it in red before its really depleted.
Another thing that is great about this setup is that the battery is outside of the camera. As most DSLR has issues with heating up as their batteries aren’t really made for filming and using that much power the batteries heats up after a full hour of filming back to back or if you are filming in a hot area. But with this setup the battery first is outside the camera and enable to cool down better, but also these large Sony NP-F970 are build for large ENG cameras and can handle the power output much better without getting hot.
There are even multiple ways you can this setup. Here on top is a simple setup if you want to film in a more lightweight setup. As this would not require any rigging and just directly mount it onto the hotshoe mount of your camera. For like simple timelapse this would be an ideal setup as you mostly be having the camera on a tripod and don’t really need anything extra. Yet the extra power enables you to take timelapse of a longer period without having to switch your battery.
The main part what is needed is the NP-F970 battery plate this is where the battery will be placed to power your camera. I have chosen this version as it have few extra quirks making it better than other one but also being quite affordable. This one actually made to power a lilliput monitor but it also can be used to power LED lights and more. The great thing about this one is that there is a lock, so the battery would not fall out easily.
Then you have the DC coupler or the Dummy battery. The one I am using is for a Canon EOS 550D/T2i but can also be used for 600d, 650D and 700d. But there are other DC couplers you can get for other camera, but the important thing is that it should have the DC female plug end to plug the battery plate cable into.