At the IBC show in Amsterdam Tilta were showing their new cage for the Sony a6300. The camera is notorious for overheating when recording video in 4K and several users have devised homemade solutions to attempt to keep it cool. Now Tilta have come out with a cage that is has an active cooling fan in the base that they say should help extend record times and prevent sensor issues.
The fan requires 12V power from an external source. This could be a from one of Tilta’s own battery plates for V-lock batteries, or a consumer 12V source.
The rest of the cage is similar in design to Tilta’s popular a7S cage. It has an detachable wooden handgrip with a start/stop button, a HDMI port protector, detachable and rotatable top handle and optional rod supports. Just like the a7 cage it seems solid and well thought out.
We weren’t able to test out if the cooling works, but anything that attempts keep the a6300 working for extended periods is probably worth a try if it is you have the camera.
The cage isn’t listed on Tilta’s website yet, but expect to see it there soon.