When deciding on camera equipment for your video camera, you want to make sure that your final choice will be a good value and will last you a long time. Sometimes, it’s worth paying a little more to buy camera equipment that will stick with you for the long haul, as opposed to buying a cheap piece that will keep breaking and have you spending hours researching alternatives. Even a basic piece of equipment like a camera battery is an important decision. If it’s a V-Mount battery you’re looking for, you’ve made an excellent choice. V-Mounts are versatile, affordable, and easy to use.
One of the best things about V-Mounts is how versatile they are. Setups can run from simple to more complex. Configurations with peripheral equipment like camera lights and hard disk recorders are common and can be powered by industry standard D-tap connectors on V-Mount plates. With a good V-Mount and a manufacturer that dual stacks batteries, you minimize running out of power. This is a great way to get a continuous shot, even when you’re not sure that you have enough battery power left.
It’s important to use a V-Mount that has been precisely engineered – whether for a camera, monitor, or production device. Make sure to get a V-Mount that is strong enough to handle all of the wear and tear that you might need to put on it in the course of a day of filming. Think about how camera work and positioning can add a concentrated amount of torque to a focal point on the back of a camera. Over time the importance of quality engineering and a stable fit are essential to prevent problems.
Operators using V-Mount technology build their power selection around this chosen mount – and vice versa. Yet there is flexibility. For ties when you need alternative mounting options, manufacturers provide temporary adaptor plates.