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Battery and Power Management

The Role of External Batteries

Having an extra power source when recording can save the day. Imagine being all set to capture an important match, only to find your camera’s battery drained. To avoid this, it’s wise to carry an external battery, especially for long game days or if you forget to charge your camera beforehand.

Battery Status Veo 2

  • When you see three solid lights, your battery level is between 67% and 100%.
  • Two solid lights indicate a battery level of 33% to 67%.
  • If you see one solid light, your battery is at 8% to 33%.
  • A rapidly blinking light means your battery is very low, ranging from 0% to 8%.
  • When three solid lights are present, your battery is at a high level, between 97% and 100%, during charging.
  • Two solid lights and one pulsing light indicate a charging level of 67% to 97%.
  • One solid light and one pulsing light mean your battery is being charged and is at 33% to 67%.
  • A pulsing light indicates charging at 0% to 33%.

The Blade by Baseus

My personal go-to is the Blade by Baseus. I bring along a USB-C cord and a drawstring bag to hang it from the tripod, ensuring my camera stays charged while I record.

This battery pack has bailed me out multiple times. What’s neat about it is the digital display that indicates the battery level and the remaining power for the connected device. It boasts 2 USB-C ports for simultaneous charging, plus 2 USB ports for other gadgets. While it’s not the cheapest option, Amazon often has a “Save $15” button, providing a discount code to trim the price.

Remember, this Baseus portable battery charger is on sale for $80 during Black Friday instead of the usual $100.

Baseus Portable battery- https://soccerstripes.com/product/veo-camera-2-portable-battery-charger/

Consider the Anker Battery Pack

There’s a more economical alternative, an Anker battery pack. Although it lacks the digital readout and a bit of charging speed, it’s around $40 cheaper. Remember, you’ll need an extra charging cable, like Powerline II or Powerline III, to connect it to your camera.

Different Camera Models

Cameras like Veo, Pixellot, Trace, and Hudl have built-in batteries. You can charge them on the field using a battery pack or while recording, which is great for tournaments. But you’ll need to hang the battery pack or use a long cable for an external battery.

With the Pix4Team, you can swap out batteries on the go. I faced a battery glitch with my Pix4Team earlier, so it’s best to share your own experiences with other airlines.

Battery Intensive

Streaming games can drain your battery faster. If you’re just recording, a single charge can last longer than when streaming. For a day with multiple games, make sure to begin with a fully charged camera and pack an external battery as a backup.

Charging While Recording

Unlike the Veo 1, you can now charge your camera while recording. The camera’s back has a 3-light indicator showing battery levels, so you can plan ahead. Plus, the USB-C charging port offers more flexibility. Just remember, charging during a rainy game might not be ideal. Share your tips with us at veo@easysportsvideo.com!

Charging while recording demands a slimmer battery and a proper tripod connection. With Veo 2’s USB-C port, a lighter power bank and some Velcro ties work wonders. I’ve been using the Baseus Blade, which lets you charge two cameras simultaneously. A little extra investment in cables could save you from a power panic.

When you’re charging on the tripod, the power bank might hang down and press on the USB-C port at the back of the camera. To prevent this, you can fasten the plug emerging from the camera’s rear to the wind kit plate on the tripod using a Velcro strap. This ensures that the weight of the power bank doesn’t harm the camera’s charging port. We’ve also secured a Velcro strap around the cable, just above the battery, to stop it from swaying in the wind.

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