How to Power Series: Power Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K & Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2
Blackmagic is a name that is synonymous with power-hungry beasts of cameras. Just a small part of its line-up includes such notables as:
- Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K EF,
- Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2,
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 5K
IDX bricks are listed as a compatible V-mount solution, but we wanted to highlight the fact that there are alternate solutions from both a mechanical and electrical design viewpoint.
D&O Lighting series’batteries, like the BP-95S, have been developed with the power considerations of Blackmagic cameras in mind. The sleek, compact designs deliver a convenient solution suitable for safe air travel, while staying true to D&O Lighting's reputation for reliable power delivery.
Let's take a peek at the high level of detail that goes into the design of each and every D&O Lighting battery pack and find out what makes them such a reliable solution.
At the heart of each pack is the superb Samsung ICR18650-22V, which is consistently ranked as the world's most reliable Li-ion cell on the market. These cells are used to power Electric vehicles, so they won't even break a sweat keeping the power flowing to your camera.
The D&O Lighting cell was designed from the ground up to deliver high levels of power when you need it and for as long as you need it. The BP-95S, can deliver a sustained 8A power draw (with a peak of 10A), over extended periods of use, and without compromising the service life of the battery. The cells inside the BP-190Scan handle a 12A power draw for sustained periods.
Each battery is enclosed in a non-slip, over-molded case created from the latest rubber-polymer housing for the ultimate in protection against bumps and drops. An integrated unregulated power tap extends the batteries' capabilities as they can be used on any 12-16.8vdc device.
You can store your D&O Lighting battery packs with confidence. A sophisticated algorithm detects active use, and when none is detected after 48-hours, the battery will automatically slip into hibernation. Downtime from being caught unawares with a self-discharged battery will be a thing of the past.
Also, each battery has a storage mode that prevents self-draining and ensures the long life of your power source. Simply drain the battery down to 2 bars on the power indicator before putting them into long-term storage.
All D&O V-Mount D&O Lighting models have been created with the capacity to communicate with Blackmagic cameras such as the new Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K EF and Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2, will communicate with all V-Mount D&O Lighting models. Not only can they communicate, but they also can clearly indicate how much power is remaining via the VF/LCD.
If you use Blackmagic cameras like the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K EFor Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2, all battery packs will assist, provided you have the proper battery plate to 4-Pin XLR used to supply power to the Ursa Mini cameras.
When you need a compact, lightweight solution such as when your work requires a gimbal and UAV, then you won't go wrong with the D&O Lighting 95Wh. Not only are they easy travel companions, they are also rated safe for air travel.
For even more power, the D&O Lighting 190Wh series, will suit. This power source is created by coupling two 95 Wh packs in a 2-part design. Regardless of what battery mount pack plate* you have, most D&O Lighting packs are available in either V-mount and Gold-Mount.
*This will depend on the mount plate wiring. If smart communication is not wired, you will not see a battery percentage in the EVF/LCD of the Blackmagic camera. However, you will still have a voltage reading.
Don't stress too much if you don't have the proper mount plate wiring for being able to see the battery percentage of your Blackmagic camera, because the D&O Lighting series has you covered. When you use a battery from D&O Lighting, it will display the remaining power levels of the battery for the Ursa Mini 4K EF and the Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K G2 LCD/VF.
All D&O Lighting battery V-mount packs are charger compatible with a multitude of available chargers, allowing you to maximize the service life of your charger if you already own a V-mount or D-Tap charger.
If you don’t already own a D&O Lighting charger and are looking into a nice compact, travel charger, the D&O Lighting Dual D-Tap Travel Charger will do the trick. It will charge up to two 95Wh packs in about 5 hours.
D&O Lighting V-mount battery packs have been designed to be versatile and are compatible with a wide range of chargers, which negates the need for you to purchase more if you already own a V-mount or D-Tap charger.
If you don't yet own a D&O Lighting charger and are after a compact charging solution, then the D&O Lighting Dual D-Tap Travel Charger will deliver a full charge to two 95Wh packs in around 5 hours.