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Hawk-Woods Mini V-Lok Adaptors for the Sony FS5

VLM FS5

Hawk-Woods has released a new Mini V-Lok camera mount plate for the Sony FS5 & FS5 II, the VLM-FS5.

These plates will allow you to use their new Mini V-Lok batteries which give you the same power capacity in a tiny, compact form factor. A nice match for the FS5. If you haven’t already seen it, Matt reviewed the batteries here.

Hawkwoods Mini V-Lock batteries – the ultimate battery solution for the travelling cameraman?

The plate fits into the original battery port of the Sony FS5 via a mechanical BPU battery fitting and connects to the camera via a fixed Sony EX flying lead.

Additionally, the adaptor provides two regulated 12V power-con ports to power other accessories up to 6A.

This plate will fit directly into the original battery port of the Sony FS5 via a mechanical BPU battery fitting. The camera needs to be powered through the provided fixed Sony EX flying lead, which is regulated to 12 volts due to the camera’s DC input range.

One thing to note is that the Ethernet port will be blocked and you may want to use right angle connectors on your XLR cable when using the Mic 1 port.

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