A7 Series CineBack Instructions

Watch the video below to learn about CineBack for A7 Series Cameras and the new XLR Handle Extension Kit.

 

Video Sections

00:00 - Introduction
02:52 - Whats in the box
03:21 - Compatibility
05:21 - Assembly - SmallRig 3667B Cage
07:29 - Assembly - SmallRig 2999 Cage
09:26 - Fan Mount
14:50 - XLR Handle Kit
19:11 - Power Options and Info
22:33 - Conclusion

Required Gear

You only need one thing to get CineBack to work with your A7 series camera is the SmallRig 3667B. The SmallRig 2999 also works but isn't compatible with the XLR Top Handle Unit and requires a 3/8" to 1/4" adapter and some shimming washers which are included.

We recommend the SmallRig 3667B cage for reasons mentioned above.

Optional Gear

The XLR Extension Kit coupled with the SmallRig Adapter Plate for Sony FX30/FX3 XLR Handleallows you to use the Sony XLR-H1 XLR Handle Unit with the A7s III and A7 IV.

Another optional item is this Tilta cooling fan that can be mounted inside CineBack and can cool the A7 IV (not compatible with other A7 series cameras). 

Optionally you can power the camera from the D-Tap jacks on CineBack with either a D-Tap to FZ100 Dummy Battery or a D-Tap to USB-C with Power Delivery into the cameras USB jack. We've used the Alvin's Cable version as well as the Kondor Blue cable without issue and also really dig the Kondor Blue D-Tap to USB adapter.