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GH6 and SmallRig — Rigging up your LUMIX GH6 with ALL the toys!

Photo Moment - April 06, 2022

GH6 and SmallRig — Rigging up your LUMIX GH6 with ALL the toys!

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Really loved this live stream.

Quick question: I usually run dummy battery to my v-mount batteries to plug into d-tap. Has panasonic mentioned whether or not you can fry the camera doing that? I plug into the smallrig v-mount plate adapter (the bigger version). I also run the monitor off of the v-mount as well.

The dummy battery I bought was the BLK-22 from Kondor Blue (so not a sketchy third party one).
Hi PhotoJoseph,
Two small questions: I have a Tilta battery plate with 8V, 12V and 5V sockets with the same FXLion v-mount as you and which I connect by an 8V cable for my GH6. What dummy battery do you use on the GH6, (being able to close the hatch of the GH6), because when I put the one on my GH5 I can only access certain recording CODECS but not all?
2°: What is the brand of your small Video fluid head in your demonstration?
Thank you for this video full of instructions. Excuse my English, I'm French.
Actually you don’t need a dummy battery. Use USB-C! The GH6 can be powered over USB from the FXLION. And that little tripod head is also from SmallRig. If I didnt include it in the description I’m sorry
@PhotoJoseph Thank you very much for your quick response, but the usb-c cable is connected directly to the FXLion which is 12V? Or do you need a special cable?
@Air Cinetik the FXLion has a USB-C port that delivers enough power. Just a USB-C to -C cable is all that’s needed!
@PhotoJoseph Thank you so much for all.
Great live stream, I needed some of those answers for my rig!I

I have a question about powering the camera and monitor with the FX Lion battery. Do you feel there is any danger of frying the HDMI port in this set up?

A lot of people have had this problem with the BMPCC and other cameras. Have you run it this way without issues?

I’ve spoken at length with Panasonic about this. They haven’t had a single report in their Service center of this happening. I can only assume other manufacturers are using cheap parry’s? I’d always use regulated cables though. Unregulated are cheaper but you’re at risk.
@PhotoJoseph can you reply please with what a regulated cable is, and maybe an example?
I find it crazy that small rig has not paper work, instructions or mounting information what comes with the camera. I struggled my first night in a world of frustration. One would not know he must remove the camera straps and not even the master Joseph knew about the little mounting screw. It was a bummer my first night because of this. Why would a company do that?
It’s a great question. Thanks for the reminder, I’m going to ask my contact there now!!
The handle, that you were using is the SmallRig 3082 Top Handle for use with the Panasonic and Sony audio adapters. Might want to put that in your description.
Thanks… took me three weeks but I finally added the link!
You know it's live when the delivery arrives and PhotoJoseph H-A-S to receive it.
haha TRUTH!
@PhotoJoseph Having said that, also the SPEED and effiency with which those deliveries are handled on air. That is a good studio/work environment design. I would likely be "downstairs" and have to race around like a madman to get back to the show. You're doing something right.
heh, thanks… years and years of refinement!
There is definitely something weird going on with your visibility - I've been searching for GH6 topics several times (and trawling through many results), and only just saw one of your videos listed in the results. Might be to do with Sony or Canon investing in YT or something, who knows.
Oh great. Thanks for letting me know. I’m convinced youtube is trolling me. Hopefully you liked and subscribed to show that algorithm who’s boss!! 😁
Oh and did you see this one, too? GH6 and SmallRig — Rigging up your LUMIX GH6 with ALL the toys!
I agree with @fellowcitizen - i've been searching GH6 and smallrig for a few weeks and finally just saw this. Answered many, many of my questions, not least about the small screw stopping the frame from twisting, plus lots about add-ons. Glad I found you, subscribed :)
On the BGH1 for stream/studio use: Why not use BMPCC4k's ? I know the BGH1 has a great form factor, but there is better control with the Atem infrastructure for the BMPCC's.
There's better control on the BMPCC from the ATEM, but you can't control everything. With the BGH1, you can control every aspect of the camera via software. I go into great detail on this video
@PhotoJoseph Thanks. I'll have a watch of that.
Can the BGH1 also control the electric zoom lenses remotely ? The DJI and the BMPCC cameras can (as you know) and I find that a very useful feature.
They can, although if you’re constantly zooming in production it’s easier to do that in the BMPCC with the ATEM as it’s all in one interface. But if you want full PTZ control… well, make sure you’re subscribed because in about two weeks I’m releasing a video you’ll want to see!
I have the Smallrig V-mount plate and the PROtastic V-mount to NP-F battery adapter (so an adapter, that converts 2 NP-F batteries to a V-mount battery) and I can assure you, it locks in correctly. So that's most certainly an issue with the FXLion battery.
Or perhaps with my copy of the plate. SmallRig says they've tested with FXLION and it works fine. We are investigating, but it's great to hear that yours lock in fine! That little release button… is it meant to twist or anything? Or should the battery simply lock in, and that's it?
@PhotoJoseph no. It just needs a push. Nothing special. And I've had my Smallrig V-mount plate since January. Model 3497.
@PhotoJoseph Little follow up, since I got a HedBox V-mount battery today and that also clicks in perfectly and securely into the SmallRig V-mount adapter. It's really either a faulty adapter you have or something specific with your battery.
they are sending me a different version of the plate, and getting an FXLION battery to test. Either way the good news is that they’re on top of it!
Great live stream! And glad that we’ve figured out the HDMI cable issue.
Yeah, it’s still weird. The specs on blue kondor page don’t line up.
I haven’t seen provision for the audio adapter on the Black Mamba.
We talk about this multiple times in the show. What’s the question?
I didn’t realize I was watching a replay and thought I was entering a question into chat during the preshow.
ah 😊
Jo the second screw in camera is in wrong direction the head of screw must be inside
Yep, we figured that out later in the show!
You're talking about the top left little screw, that was in the cage before, right ? Came on here to state the same. That should probably be screwed in from behind.
it should and it is now… we figured that out later in the show
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