West Virginia Regulatory Staff Seek Answers on FirstEnergy Coal-Generation Plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Darren Sweeney for SNL:West Virginia regulatory staff have asked FirstEnergy Corp.’s utilities to explain why buying an existing coal-fired power plant is the best option for meeting future generation needs. The utilities also were asked to provide the additional costs needed to retrofit a supercritical, coal-fired plant to meet federal environmental requirements.Monongahela Power Co. and fellow FirstEnergy subsidiary Potomac Edison Co. submitted their integrated resource plan late last year to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. Mon Power, which supplies the generation needs for Potomac Edison’s West Virginia service territory, predicted a capacity shortfall of more than 850 MW by 2027 and said that purchasing existing generation facilities or co-firing its coal plants with gas are likely the best options to meet this need. (Case No. 15-2002-E-P)Guggenheim Securities LLC analyst Shahriar Pourreza noted in a March 15 research report that opponents of the plan are concerned that FirstEnergy is attempting to place one of its merchant coal plants into the West Virginia utilities’ rate base.Retrofitting would cost approximately $55 million to $80 million for each unit at the coal plants, which Mon Power breaks down to $85 per MW for the three units at Harrison and $140 per MW for the two units at Fort Martin.The utilities said they did not factor in the additional costs needed to meet the minimal EPA requirements under the Clean Power Plan since the regulations remain under litigation and “have yet to be defined in the state implementation plans.”Regulatory staff, however, also are skeptical of the effect on reliability during the retrofitting.“How can the Company remain in compliance with [PJM Interconnection LLC] requirements when at any given outage to retrofit a generating unit with co-fired natural gas burners, generation will be down by at least 546 MW?” the PSC staff asked.Full article ($): W Va. regulatory staff seek answers on FirstEnergy utilities’ coal generation plans West Virginia Regulatory Staff Seek Answers on FirstEnergy Coal-Generation Planslast_img read more

Medan District Court declared COVID-19 cluster, one judge dies

first_imgHe added that all of the infected staff and judges had immediately gone into self-isolation.Judge Immanuel Tarigan of the Medan District Court said that, given the latest situation, the work-from-home policy for staff and judges that was supposed to end on Thursday would be extended to Sept. 11.Immanuel admitted that the extension of working from home would affect the integrated service at the district court. “The court will temporarily close the one-stop integrated service [PTSP], which serves the submission of files and claims. However, we are still open for trials,” he said.Meanwhile, Medan District Court spokesperson Tengku Oyong said the court would impose a lockdown if there was still COVID-19 transmission among court staff and judges next week.On Thursday, North Sumatra saw 141 more confirmed COVID-19 cases and three more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of infections in the province to 7,265 and fatalities to 324. Meanwhile, a total of 4,282 patients have recovered from the disease. (aly)Topics : The Medan District Court in North Sumatra has been declared a COVID-19 cluster after 38 staff members and judges, including the head of the court, Sutio Jumagi Akhirno, tested positive for the coronavirus.One of the judges, Somadi, has reportedly died of the disease and was buried under COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday evening.“According to swab test results from Wednesday, 25 staffers and 13 judges are COVID-19 positive. We will do more testing on Friday to determine the number of staff infected and curb the transmission,” Medan District Court deputy chief Abdul Aziz told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.last_img read more

Shanghai Shenhua offer Man Utd extension to Ighalo with a major catch

first_img Promoted ContentLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon10 Largest Cities In The World It is added that the striker will earn £400,000 as part of his new deal in Asia, which will run until December 2024. Part of Shanghai Shenhua’s decision to soften their stance comes from the fact that Ighalo may not be allowed back into China before the end of June due to border restrictions. Ighalo revealed after his move to Old Trafford how he stayed up long into the night after deadline day had passed, in a bid to see his dream move go through. read also:Ighalo happy to sacrifice £80k-a-week to stay at Man Utd The 30-year-old lifelong United fan hit the ground running underboss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the season’s extended break, scoring four goals in three starts. Indeed, Ighalo scored in United’s last game, a 5-0 win over Austrian side LASK which effectively put the Red Devils into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Shanghai Shenhua will allow Odion Ighalo to remain at Manchester United until January on the condition that he signs a new contract with the Chinese club, according to reports. Ighalo’s loan expires in June but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about signing him permanently United remain locked in talks with Shanghai Shenhua about extending the striker’s stay at Old Trafford, with his current deal set to run out on Monday. The Chinese side have been adamant throughout the discussions that Ighalo must return to China ahead of the start of the new Chinese Super League season, pencilled in for the end of June at the earliest. The only previous deal they were willing to consider was another loan deal with an obligation to buy. However, there were signs earlier this week that Shanghai Shenhua’s stance had softened and, according to Sky Sports News, they have now agreed to let the Nigeria international stay until January. The source says that Ighalo will now be allowed to stay in Manchester before he then returns to China to fulfil his new deal with his parent club.Advertisementlast_img read more

Indiana State Parks to keep pools closed this summer

first_imgStatewide—Versailles State Park pool along with all the pools at Indiana State Parks will remain closed for the 2020 summer season due to limitations in the ability for social distancing on enclosed pool decks.While the parks’ officials know that campers and the local community look for opportunities to cool off on hot summer days with water-based recreation, beaches at Indiana State Parks, big lakes, and state forest properties are open, and have adequate space for guests to practice social distancing on the sand and in grassy areas in most locations. Property and concession operated boat rentals are available that can get you out on the water in many locations as well. To see where beaches and boat rentals are located, check out the facilities chart in the Indiana Recreation Guide, which is available at gates, offices, and nature centers, or download the guide by clicking here.last_img read more

Venus to deny sister Serena place in history at U.S. Open today

first_imgSomehow, 17 years after their first match and a 27th time facing each other in competition, Venus and Serena Williams have arguably never met with this much on the line — with history so squarely pinned atop the net between them.And that’s saying a lot: These are sisters who have made history with every stroke of the racket in a sport once ruled by tradition. They have become ingrained in not only the American sporting lexicon, but that of our global cultural fabric, as well.Tuesday, they’ll battle once more, as the U.S. Open’s top seed, world No. 1 and three-time defending champion Serena Williams takes on big sister Venus in the quarterfinals.Will Venus be the one to stop Serena’s quest for the calendar Grand Slam — all four majors in one year?“I don’t think anyone wants to be a spoiler,” Venus, 35, told reporters Sunday after her fourth-round win. “I think people love to see history being made. … But at the same time, you’re focused on winning your match even though the circumstances are really much different than you.”Not since Steffi Graf in 1988 has a tennis player — male or female — won the calendar Slam. American Maureen Connolly was the first woman to do it, back in 1953. Serena — amid her 21 career major titles –— has never put herself in that position. Until now.“I don’t really feel like if I win this tournament it’s going to make or break my career,” Serena, 33, said in her post-match news conference Sunday after defeating Madison Keys. “I look at it that way.”Any way you look at it, it’s Serena who leads the head-to-head series with Venus 15-11, including six of the last seven matches.But there is no player in the draw whom Serena respects — or perhaps fears — more.“I’m playing, for me, the best player in the tournament, and that’s never easy,” Serena said. “She’s beaten me so many times. She’s a player that knows how to win, knows how to beat me and knows my weaknesses better than anyone.” It’s a match that is hardest for the Williams family to watch.“It’s never easy,” said Isha Price, Venus’ and Serena’s sister. “I think they’re both happy to be in the place that they are. It’s toughest on my parents. It’s tough for us to watch, because you want the best for both of them.”The best would be more history for Serena, who has a 52-2 record in 2015, including the Australian and French Open titles, another Wimbledon win, an uninterrupted stay at No. 1 and no fully realized rival. Belinda Bencic, a teenager who shocked Serena three weeks ago in Toronto, was ousted in the third round here — by Venus.“They’re each other’s best friend. They love each other endlessly,” ESPN commentator Rennae Stubbs said. “They’re the same today with one another that they were 20 years ago. One of them is stopping the other from having a dream come true.” Some underestimate the dream of Venus, who in 2011 was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an immune deficiency, to still win Grand Slam tournaments. That’s what the seven-time major winner is after, even if her last Slam came in 2008. That year she beat Serena in the Wimbledon final, the last time in the sibling series that Venus won a Grand Slam match against her younger sister.“They both want to win,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach. “You can love the person on the other side of the net, but if you are a real competitor — which they both are — on a tennis court you forget and you play.”Serena has been doing her best to forget all the talk this entire U.S. Open. The talk of the Grand Slam follows her everywhere she goes, and she has shrugged it off, time and time again.Sunday, she did the same.“I have to play Venus Williams next,” she said in a response to a question about going after the Slam. “I have to deal with that pressure first.” Although neither would want to acknowledge it, this could well be the last time the sisters meet in the U.S. Open — or anywhere.“We both know the draw, so we are both prepared to play each other,” Venus said. “It doesn’t always happen, but sometimes it does. Then we go. We go.”Should Venus go one better, should she beat Serena in the U.S. Open during little sister’s quest for the Grand Slam, would a loss to her make it any easier for Serena to swallow?Sort of.“I would rather lose to Venus as opposed to anyone else,” Serena confirmed. But then she added, “I, in general, don’t like to lose.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

COUNCIL INVITES CONTRACTORS TO TENDER FOR NEW SEWERAGE SCHEME

first_imgBY MARIE DUFFYPat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher MEP has confirmed that Donegal County Council has invited expressions of interest from contractors to design, build and operate the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes.The closing date for the submission of expressions of interest is 26th August 2011. Donegal County Council will select a number of qualified contractors who will then be invited to tender for the €7 million project. The council will award the contract to the successful tenderer by the second quarter of 2012, after which construction will begin. He said: “These schemes will provide new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties to replace the present overloaded and obsolete infrastructure. The new works will facilitate existing and future residential and commercial development in the Dungloe and Glenties areas.”The wastewater treatment plants will enhance the local environment and protect and improve the quality of the Dungloe and Owenea rivers. Mr Gallagher also paid tribute to Cllr David Alcorn and former Cllr Enda Bonner who played an important part in bringing the projects forward. COUNCIL INVITES CONTRACTORS TO TENDER FOR NEW SEWERAGE SCHEME was last modified: July 24th, 2011 by marieShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilDUNGLOE SEWERAGE SCHEMEPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

QPR v Leeds United reaction: Brian McDermott says Leeds should have won

first_imgLeeds United boss Brian McDermott felt his side had enough chances to have won at QPR.Jermaine Jenas’ equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Rangers following a goal by Ross McCormack, who earlier missed a penalty.McDermott said: “They scored just before half-time and that was disappointing from our point of view. We could have been 2-0 or 3-0 up.“Before the game we would have taken a point, but the way the game panned out we could have won.“It’s a point gained though and I just want positivity around us. I certainly won’t look at that as a missed opprtunity.”More reaction from Loftus Road to follow.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wine tourism network grows

first_imgStellenbosch is just one of thebreathtakingly beautiful wine-makingareas to be found in the Cape winelands.By Vuyiseka GezaSouth Africa’s wine lands located in the Cape floral kingdom boast the most beautiful geographical surroundings. It is this natural beauty that has boosted wine tourism in the Western Cape. Famous for producing new-world wines, a rather peculiar term for an industry that has been around for more than three centuries, the Cape wine lands rank among the best in the world, and so do the wines they produce.The secret to these flavoursome wines lies in the diversity of soils along with that of climate, forming the perfect “terroir”. It is for this natural gift that the wine routes have incorporated hospitality into winemaking, creating a combination of natural beauty, upmarket accommodation and world-class restaurants.“Our wineries are diverse, offering many different wines and experiences and we work on each member’s strengths. There is a lot of sharing of information and knowledge,” says Bonita Malherbe, manager of the Robertson Wine Valley.Linking-up with the Great Wine Capitals Network, the Cape wineries have mixed traditional with cutting-edge technology. Quoted in Winescape magazine, Clarence Johnson, Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayor, says, “The network provides an important forum for the public and private sectors to explore business and investment opportunities. Through the exchange of information and expertise, we can enhance not only wine tourism, but also South Africa’s global competitiveness.”Unique ambienceDue to soil, climate and cultural diversity, the Cape wine lands are a combination of Bilbao-Rioja (cultural sites, cuisine and food), Florence (scenery, olive groves and art galleries), Melbourne (seaside resorts, mountains and diverse climate), and San Franscisco (golf resorts, food and wine festivals) all in one. They are purely for you to enjoy, relax and be inspired.The winemakers have taken responsibility for land conservation by supporting the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative to conserve over 50 000 hectares of land. This will be achieved by conserving one hectare as a natural habitat for every hectare of vineyard farmed by 2010.Lush vineyards surrounding first-world wine cellars at the foot of the mountains, sea views and the beautiful valleys all create a unique ambience. And each of the destinations makes a unique contribution to wine tourism.Where to stop on the wine routeAt the Robertson Wine Valley you can enjoy the half marathon mountain biking challenge, boat cruises, sunset game drives, live music, wine tastings, children’s activities, hiking, picnics and wine museum tours. The Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend, at the beginning of June, is already booked out for this year – but don’t miss it next year. In 2010 the festival will take place from 4- June before the World Cup.Only 10 years ago Durbanville Hills celebrated its first wines, and they now constitute one of the most popular premium ranges in the country – for those with expensive taste. This is no surprise, as their chardonnay was awarded a gold medal at Veritas.At Tulbagh you can look forward to experiencing the heritage and magnificent country living, tranquillity being the operative word. They host the most beautiful and memorable country weddings. You can also indulge in cheese, chocolate and olive tastings, enjoy cape cuisine and see art museums.The Wonderful Wines of Darling is what the wine evenings are called at Darling Wines, where you can enjoy the wines with gourmet braais.South African brandy is made from distilled wine, so it makes sense that the wine routes would comprise of brandy routes as well, which make a different contribution to the panorama. Brandy and chocolate complement each other, which is why the Western Cape and R62 Brandy Routes offer exclusive brandy and chocolate tastings.In Stellenbosch, South Africa’s first dedicated house of sparkling wines – JC Le Roux – situated in the heart of the picturesque Devon Valley, has reopened its doors after extensive refurbishments. Here you can expect insightful cellar tours and tastings in the ultra-modern cellar, fun-filled picnics in the sun and mouth-watering meals at the deli-style restaurant. The new oyster bar, with sea-fresh oysters and the finest bubblies, is the ultimate hotspot for a pick-me-up pampering.At Santé Wineland Estate you will be pampered at their wellness centre with vinotherapy (using products made from grapes).With all this on offer, what more could one ask for? Lest you forget! After the Winter Season festivals, Springtime is Sauvignon Blanc time and you know the Western Cape is where it’s at. A toast – to variety!Useful linksGreat Wine Capitals NetworkCape WinelandsWines of South AfricaRobertson Wine ValleyDurbanville HillsTulbaghStellenboschSouth African Tourismlast_img read more

Iron Lady of manganese takes on mining’s big boys

first_imgDaphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa’s mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she’s not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is not only a successful businessperson but is also an activist for women’s rights. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese) Shamin ChibbaHotazel, as its name suggests, lies on an arid savannah in the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, the scorching sun beating the dusty plains. Dominating the town’s landscape is a massive, nondescript plant: the Kalagadi Manganese Mine, said to be the largest in the world, but also one of the most eco-friendly.Standing on the top floor of the site’s seven-story sintering plants, which processes the manganese ore, the mine’s owner Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, known as the iron lady, looks out over the arid landscape. She recalls the time she and her now late husband, Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi, got the land.“Before we built the mine, this was a game farm,” she said. “When my husband and I approached it, there was a locked gate. The farmers wanted to put the dogs on us.”The Nkosi’s eventually received their licence to prospect for manganese in the Kalahari Basin in 2005 and started what is now a R7-billion venture. Mashile-Nkosi is the chief executive and founder of Kalahari Resources, the holding company for the Kalagadi Manganese Mine in Hotazel.For well over a century South African mining has been dominated by white men, so it is rare to find a black woman among the major players in the industry. “The mining industry has not been an easy road, especially for a black woman,” Mashile-Nkosi said at the 2014 African CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was named CEO of the Year.“I have persevered and succeeded in surmounting the many obstacles that have been placed in my path. Where there is no pain, there is no gain.”But Mashile-Nkosi is not all business. She is also involved in women’s rights and upliftment, and environmental sustainability. She is a trustee and the chairperson of the Women’s Development Bank Trust and chairs the Women’s Development Bank Investments Holdings.At her speech in Geneva, she counted these as her successes, part of the work that earned her the award. That award, she said, “also acknowledges that an African woman can make her mark in the historically male-dominated mining industry.”The Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi Sinter Plant at the Kalagadi mine that processes the manganese mined in the area. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese)The making of a woman minerIn 2001, Mashile-Nkosi and her husband established Kalahari Resources with the intention of mining manganese on the game farm. The opportunity arose from new mining legislation designed to bring historically disadvantaged individuals, especially women, into the industry.The mine has brought some relief to an impoverished part of South Africa, creating up to 3 000 jobs in the Northern Cape. And it looks after the people in those jobs: Kalagadi has on-site accommodation and state-of-the-art ablution facilities. According to Mashile-Nkosi, the mine first completed a prefeasibility study through JSE-listed construction firm Group Five to determine the housing needs of its workers.In an interview with Leadership magazine, Mashile-Nkosi said women employees at Kalagadi are treated as equals to men, and often have high-level responsibilities. “We have ensured that women are given meaningful and critical roles at Kalagadi Manganese – especially in the fields of finance, geology and engineering.”Kalagadi has an estimated 960-million metric tons of manganese as deep as 340 metres underground. The plant’s advanced mining and processing machinery allows it to produce as much as 2.4-million tons of manganese per year. Mashile-Nkosi said the life of the mine could be more than 300 years.The mine unearths some 3-million tons of ungraded ore a year, 38% of which is made up of manganese. The sintering plant then processes ore and dust into a high-grade agglomeration known as sinter, 47% of which is manganese, which is then ready for the smelter.Resilience born from the struggleBorn in Pilgrim’s Rest in Mpumalanga, Mashile-Nkosi grew up in a poor household that included two brothers and a sister. After completing her schooling in 1976, she became a committed anti-apartheid activist. Her experience of the struggle cemented her determination to develop black communities and women to this day.She was a founding member of the Detainees Parents’ Support Committee, which in the 1970s and 1980s gave moral and material support to families of detainees and political prisoners. She was also involved in the formation of the United Democratic Front in 1983, chaired the Soweto sub-region of the ANC Women’s League, and was later the general-secretary of the Soweto branch of the South African Communist Party.In 2008 Mashile-Nkosi’s battle-hardened attitude served her well, when her husband died. He went to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg to treat a pinched nerve in the neck. But according to reports, poor nursing and a botched throat operation left him choking to death. She worked through the trauma well enough to take on the mining business on her own and turn it into a multibillion-rand venture.Her steely personality came to the fore again during a dispute with Kalagadi’s major shareholder ArcelorMittal. The steelmaker had not fulfilled its funding obligations. Kalahari Resources took them to the South Gauteng High Court and won the case, forcing the steel giants to pay R285-million within five days.In that time, Mashile-Nkosi did not succumb to the pressure of the court battle, and thanks her resilience. This trait, she told DestinyConnect.com, are the qualities of a leader. “She rates resilience, self-motivation, tenacity, courageousness, vision and patience as her strengths,” said the writer.Source: Kalagadi Manganese.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

How to Mount the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Ronin-M

first_imgHere’s how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.We’re approaching the anniversary of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s initial release. Thankfully, the market has developed several accessories and tools specially for this camera. However, we still lack compatible gimbals and stabilizers that work out of the box. Due to the camera’s wide design, which makes it more cumbersome on the side with the battery and side grip, most gimbals need additional counterweights to make the setup usable.However, it looks like the MOZA Air 2 may be a good contender for the Pocket Cinema Camera. Let’s take a look.The Ronin-M has become a fan favorite over the last few years due to its rugged nature, favorable load capacity, customization, external operating controls, and reasonable price. However, mounting the Pocket Cinema Camera onto the gimbal isn’t as easy as it is with other cameras — let alone balancing it.The ProblemTypically, you’d attach the DJI plate and mount the camera from the front. This is where we encounter our first problem. The camera is too wide. The DJI Ronin-M supports cameras up to 160mm, and the Pocket Cinema Camera is 177.8mm.As we noted in our review, the ergonomics of the Pocket Cinema Camera accommodate handheld shooting. You have a sizable, five-inch screen and a large handgrip. This makes it excellent for comfortable handheld shooting. But when it comes to the Ronin-M, the camera doesn’t fit correctly.We can simply reverse the DJI plate and slide the camera into position. However, this prevents you from using the lens support attachment. If you have a heavy cine lens, along with a remote follow focus attachment, you may be able to balance the camera from the offset. If you’re using a lighter stills lens, you’ll run into your first brick wall.You can try to balance the tilt-axis adjustment all day long, but ultimately, the camera will be too back-heavy, and you’ll need to bring it forward, along the fore and aft adjustment. However, again, the camera is too wide to come frontward. Therefore, you’ll need to modify the roll adjustment parameter to slide the camera free of the carriage support and bring it forward until you can balance it. The camera will still hit the side of the carriage, which may scuff the grip.However, this is somewhat fruitless because the camera will be too heavy on the left side of the balance, and you’re not going to be able to shift it back across because the camera is sitting flush against the support arm. Enter CineMilledYou bring the camera back, and you can’t balance it for the tilt axis. You bring it forward, and you can’t balance it on the roll axis. This is a significant problem. Thankfully, in 2019, if there’s a need for a tool, somebody will fill that void. CineMilled is that somebody.CineMilled has created a variety of high-end rigging fixtures for almost any gimbal and stabilizer, including a professional-grade Dovetail Plate for the Ronin-M.Unlike the standard plate, the CineMilled plate is longer and has threads to mount counterweights. As you can see in the video above, the plate generally accommodates larger cameras that are too front-heavy and need counter-weighting from the rear. As such, the threads for mounting the weights are at the back of the plate. However, like before, the Pocket Cinema Camera won’t fit when you place the camera on the carriage through the front.The FixSo, you’ll need to reverse the plate and slide the camera onto the DJI carriage backward — this also positions the mounting threads at the front. But, this is what we Pocket Cinema Camera users need. It means that we can position the camera far back in the carriage, allowing us to move the camera along the roll axis without obstruction. The counterweights — which are available at weights of 96g, 159g, 326g, and 989g — will balance the roll axis.Given the precision required to balance the camera, I don’t know if my balancing technique would be much help here, but I was able to adjust the camera best when I had two 159g weights in holes three and six.After a few tedious hours of minute adjustments, I was able to get the camera correctly balanced and entirely functional — with no motor errors — with the DJI Ronin-M turned on. As you can see from my test footage above, it yields favorable results.Unfortunately, we encounter another problem when connecting an HDMI cable. The cable brushes up against the side, which restricts proper balancing and tilting. The DJI manual suggests using soft HDMI cables to prevent this issue, but I’ve yet to find a suitable soft full-HDMI-to-micro-HDMI that clears the brace.Again, you’d need to shift the roll axis to make sufficient space, and that’s going to throw off all of the previous balancings and likely require more weight on the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.Looking for more on film and video gear? Check out these articles.How to Take Photos with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KBuilding A Low Budget Handheld Rig For The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KViltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraNew Filmmaker Tips For Using The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4kHands-On Review: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Klast_img read more