From using a DSLR camera in video work to extending a shoot for night and timelapse photography, having enough battery power is a major concern for photographers and filmmakers. The small but mighty Case Relay Camera Power System from Tether Tools provides uninterruptible power for your camera, saving time and money on carrying and swapping out extra batteries.
For the uninitiated, the Case Relay allows photographers and filmmakers to power their camera continually with an external USB battery pack and because Relay also has its own secondary internal 1200 mAh battery, if your external battery runs low you can easily hot swap the external battery and not lose power to the camera.
Consistent camera up-time is critical in video and stopping to swap out batteries isn’t always an option. But when that red light is flashing, and your camera battery is dying, something must be done.
Burning Boat Media are filmmakers from Copenhagen, Denmark who recently created the below tutorial video featuring the Case Relay Camera Power System. In this video, they’ve rigged their Sony A7R II with two 15mm rods, a Case Relay Camera Power System, camera coupler, and two external USB battery packs to provide 12 hours of power to their camera.
For Night and Long Exposures Photography
The photographers and educators who run the National Parks at Night workshops are intensely passionate about helping their students making beautiful photographs of gorgeous night skies and untouchable natural beauty. Tether Tools is proud to have our Case Relay Camera Power System power the cameras of the National Parks at Night educators all night long.
Want to rock long exposures at night? Join Gabriel Biderman on historic Bannerman Island on the Hudson River as he puts the Tether Tools Case Relay System to task for over five-and-a-half hours of rigorous and demanding photography.
For Time-lapse Photographers
Ron Risman has been a photographer for over 25 years, and cinematographer and time-lapse specialist since 2008. Ron has been commissioned to shoot time-lapses for corporations such as Land Rover, Liberty Mutual, and Restoration Hardware.
In this short video below, Ron walks us through a setup for a time-lapse video using a three-access motion control move time-lapse in Newcastle, New Hampshire. Instead of using the original battery to power his Sony RX10 Mk III, he is instead using the Case Relay Camera Power System from Tether Tools. “The Sony battery won’t last too long, and if I want to go all day this original Sony battery won’t last. The Case Relay System allows you to power your camera indefinitely using USB external battery packs,” explains Ron.