View Full Version : Outputs/Power on the Weapon Brain?

Matthew J
04-17-2015, 06:18 PM
So looking at pictures of the weapon, I've noticed something about the Weapon Brain, there seem to be no outputs (SDI/HDMI/Audio/Etc.) or power input on the brain itself like the Epic has. To even get power in you have to have either the Base Expander, Redvolt Expander, RedBolx XL Module, or the Jetpack. So while the body is smaller, considering you have to have something attached to the back to even power the camera is the camera really smaller than before? Plus, something like the jetpack (which I love the vertical design for the power input) doesn't even have SDI, only HDMI. So now things like the teradek with SDI are kaput. Am I missing something here?

Phil Holland
04-17-2015, 06:24 PM
It's designed to be a bit more modular and streamlined. The BASE EXPANDER attached to the back of Weapon is still just a bit shorter than Epic from what I could tell.

And I'm betting we'll see some crazy solutions even down the line.

I spoke to a few people who will be feeding power to the brain via the LEMO DC IN on several of the modules for things like Steadicam.

Lot's of ways to rig it out.

Eric Haase
04-18-2015, 08:29 PM
Would love to see SDI on the Jetpack to run a Bolt 2000.