OUR PART # EXDC1
Power your PMW-EX1 or PMW-EX3 camera with your existing 12v DC power adapters and batteries! A great feature of Sonyâ€™s XDCAM EX cameras is that they can be powered by other external 12v DC power sources. And if you're like many EX owners, you probably already have other 12v batteries and professional 12v AC adapters that you'd like to use with your camera. The problem is, until now, it has been difficult to actually connect other professional power sources to the camera because of Sony's non-standard DC input jack.
But now that problem is solved. The EXDC1 from Vortex Media allows you to easily and safely power your Sony EX1 and EX3 cameras (and even accessory drives) from just about any 12v power source. The 1.8 meter (6 ft) EXDC1 cable has a standard 4-pin XLR connector at one end and Sony's non-standard DC plug at the other end. Now you can use AC adapters and battery systems from Anton Bauer, IDX, Sony, Frezzi, and others. If you've already got a professional 12v battery and/or AC adapter - chances are they can now be used with your EX camera.
What else can you power with the EXDC1? Sony uses the same non-standard 12v jack on many of their new XDCAM products such as the PMW-EX30 SxS Recording deck, the SBAC-US10 SxS drive, and even the PDW-U1 XDCAM HD optical disk drive. Now you can transfer all of your SxS cards or XDCAM HD optical disks in the field without using a camera as a drive or hooking up to AC power. The EXDC1 simply gives you more mobile options to power all of your equipment in the field - anytime and anywhere.
Are you frustrated by the Sony BC-U1 AC Adaptor/Battery charger that comes with the EX1 because it will only do one task at a time? Either power the camera or charge a battery? Now with the EXDC1 cable you can power your camera from from an alternative 12v source while you use your BC-U1 for charging your batteries.
You'll gain freedom and flexibility with the EXDC1 4-Pin XLR to DC Adapter cable. Now just about any 12v DC battery or AC adapter can easily be used to power your EX camera and XDCAM accessories.
Image is for illustrative purposes only. Camera and power station not included.