BMPCC Won't Record?

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Andrew Harrison

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BMPCC Won't Record?

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 7:55 pm

Hello guys! Hoping you can help me out, I've had this BMPCC for about a month now and STILL haven't been able to use it, first my Metabones didn't fit but now they've replaced the fitting and I still can't use it! I have a SanDisk 95mps, 64GB SD card, but when I press record it turns from "Ready" to the Red recording symbol, but it seems to be a Standby symbol. It stays red, but the timer also stays on 0:0:00. Does anyone know what may be going on here? I'm so annoyed cos I'm just so desperate to shoot!!

All the best,
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Re: BMPCC Won't Record?

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm

Is the SanDisk SD card you have one from the approved list we have in the manual? If you are unsure, here's a quick link for your reference.

Also, did you format the card in the camera before attempting to record?
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Re: BMPCC Won't Record?

PostThu Apr 13, 2017 9:03 pm

Check your settings for Timelapse Recording (turn it OFF) it appears at the bottom of the recording settings list. I believe it's a common newbies-mistake to hit "left" instead of "MENU" to exit this list, but by doing so you set an interval (eg. 1 frame, 2 frames, ... 10min) which let's the camera take a shot (1 image) then wait "interval" before taking the 2nd shot, ...

Also, when recording look closely at the red REC dot (in top left corner) it looks like a timer when in Timelapse, but should look like a full dot when in Filming mode.

Good luck.

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Re: BMPCC Won't Record?

PostSun Apr 16, 2017 11:52 am

alexanderwendt wrote:Check your settings for Timelapse Recording (turn it OFF) it appears at the bottom of the recording settings list. I believe it's a common newbies-mistake to hit "left" instead of "MENU" to exit this list, but by doing so you set an interval (eg. 1 frame, 2 frames, ... 10min) which let's the camera take a shot (1 image) then wait "interval" before taking the 2nd shot, ...

Also, when recording look closely at the red REC dot (in top left corner) it looks like a timer when in Timelapse, but should look like a full dot when in Filming mode.

Good luck.

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Alexander, it turned out this was the problem. All up and running now, thank you so much!!

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