BMPCC4K and the NTG5

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Chris Chiasson

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BMPCC4K and the NTG5

PostFri Nov 08, 2019 8:31 pm

I just got my NTG5 in the mail. Not sure if I got a defective unit or not, but when plugging it into the Blackmagic Pocket 4K, I'm hearing a weird rumbling sound. I tried to replicate it with my Zoom H4N, but didn't hear it. I did hear weird inferences sounds for a moment, though they seemed to normalize go away after leaving it on for 5 minutes. Also plugged my NTG3 into the Blackmagic and everything sounded fine.

EDIT: I found the problem. It's the internal battery. Seems the NTG5 is a little more power hungry than the NTG3, because when I plug in my external battery, it sounds fine. But when I have the camera run off the internal battery, I get the rumble sound from before.

John Morris

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Re: BMPCC4K and the NTG5

PostSat Nov 09, 2019 12:47 am

Having to use external power is perhaps a little disappointing but I don't think I would find too inconvenient.
How does the sensitivity compare between the NTG3 and NTG5, is the NTG5 any hotter?

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