Canon C500m2 Configurations
The one from Intellitech gave us two more d-taps and then two batteries which gave us a d-tap each so we got four d-taps. This is much fewer points of failure and much fewer complications. The one thing I haven't worked out yet is the best place to put the Teradek.
Right now I've been putting it on the back handle, but kind of interferes with how you slide your hand in. The way I'm able to do the follow focus without the bottom rails is top rail mounts. These are short carbon fiber stubby rail. This mounts onto the focus and I could do a second one if I wanted a second one onto the iris to do iris pulls mid-shot or just have control of the iris.
It is a fun little package and much more conducive to shooting run and gun, moving the camera around, putting the camera somewhere that it's going to get jolted, like the back of a car or on the end of a crane.
I had no issues at all so far powering it off this and the whole solution is a couple of hundred dollars and is a lot cheaper than that dedicated module from Canon, even though you don't get the extra two XLRs.That's my look at the Canon C500 MiniMax.