One of the services I want to provide is the ability to record longer form 360/VR video. Six independent GoPros with internal only batteries gives me a record time of just over an hour before needing to recharge them. Makes it hard to sit them there for a two hour concert doesn’t it! I found some great USB power packs that work great! IXCC Power Bank 20000mAh. Two USB ports handle two cameras.
I use three power packs to handle all six–I can run the GoPros for most of a day with this setup. Next thing I wanted was easy mounting and portability. They need something to mount to, preferably in the nadir viewpoint of the cameras, which I would be normally masking out during post anyway. So I designed a holder that mounts underneath. Putting my 3D printer to work for 25 hours, and I have a nice one-piece battery holder. This is much more elegant than taping the batteries to the tripod.
Incidentally, by “tripod” I mean that I use either a mic stand, or standard production light stand. 360 cameras don’t normally need to be on a pan/tilt tripod.
This battery mount also works well with my CL360: my Patent Pending 360/VR production lighting instrument. Click on the link to find out more about that. Now I’m ready to produce 360 Video/VR content! Contact me for details in the Philadelphia region.