Tether Tools has announced the Case Relay system, a camera attachment that they claim to be the world’s first device that will allow you to provide uninterrupted power to your camera using a standard wall outlet or USB battery pack, such as the ones you use to charge up your smartphone. [Read more…]
Producer Forest Gibson was shooting a kickstarter campaign using a Black Magic 2.5K when the camera suddenly burst into flames. The crew immediatly left the location, but then came back using dump towels as (somewhat of ) protection.
Needles to say that the camera was toasted and beyond use. Sadly so was the SSD drive containing the footage shot that day.
9V batteries are not the most common battery form factor in photography, yet they are still being used in some remote triggers and RC related gadgets (like remote microphones). And of course for igniting steel wool.
While we generally recommend recycling batteries, you should watch that movie before recycling a single 9 volts battery.It shares the story of Dave from Kids and Character. Dave house went of fire when he placed an exposed 9V battery in a recycling bag and the contacts shorted. This led to the battery waring up and eventually catching fire which burnt down the house.
Dave’s tip is simple: gaffer tape the battery terminals before sending it on its last way. It will keep the contacts from shorting.
Thanks for the heads up Robert. [Read more…]