So many times you look at your camera and you wonder, how did it get so big? Wires, monitors, EVF, clamps, wireless follow focus, zoom motors and handles. What you soon realize is that the camera will morph from small to big depending on your storytelling application. These items are all necessary for your team to function at its best but they all require power. The Elite Team and I have been field testing different power and cable management systems. We have found that the best solution to power the Canon C500 and C300 are the Anton Bauer Dionic batteries, along with the Anton Bauer QRC-CA940 Gold Mount battery plate. It powers the two cameras via the DC connector. It also has three additional P-Tap outputs for powering an EVF, monitor, Bartech unit or other accessories.
This is a huge streamlined advantage for powering the camera and all of the accessories with one battery. It simplifies on-set battery management and reduces down time. Remember KISS (keep it simple stupid). When you eliminate unnecessary batteries and cable P-tap splitters, you limit problems and increase your speed and efficiency.
The plate also mounts and integrates into the Master Cinema Series gear system easily by screwing into the back of the shoulder weight or a cheese plate.
The C300 with the Anton Bauer gold plate is available for rental at Revolution Cinema Rentals.