Rigging the BMPCC4K

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Re: Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostSun Sep 16, 2018 3:28 pm

When using a setup like this, you really need an EVF to get the camera close into your body. You need to become “one” with thencsmers, to get smooth movements, same principles apply here as with shoulder mounting. You need three points of contact, belt support, your hand and pulling the camera into your eye/head, creates a tripod — you become the tripod. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostSun Sep 16, 2018 6:30 pm

rick.lang wrote:I hope to find out tomorrow if my budget can manage the Wise Portable SSD that will be shown at IBC2018. In another week it will all be public knowledge but I’m trying to jump ahead in the improbable situation that I get this camera in another week and I need all my ducks lined up. I believe that may handle 4K 60 fps so that’s a good tool to have in the kit.


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Rick how will the Wise SSD line up against the Samsung T5?
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Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostSun Sep 16, 2018 7:31 pm

Just guessing, Marshall. The Wise SSD may be lighter and better suited to continuous cinema recording. The capacity is also smaller topping out at 1TB versus the T5 at 2TB. With BRAW coming to the BMPCC4K, that lower capacity may not be an issue. For example recording at 12:1, you could have 7 hours of recordings although I wouldn’t recommend it for a single record of a long day. I’ve asked for a quote for 500GB. I am nervous about the connection although USB-C 3.1 seems like a tight fit on the desktop. However on a tripod the camera swings about and that may loosen the connection.

I’m not sure if Samsung has published the Write data rate, but the Wise Portable SSD Write speed is up to 520 MB/s “optimized for 4K 60 frame per second.”

For a given project, I tend to record in the highest codec I can manage. With the Wise SDXC 128GB Card, that would be Q5. If I had a more demanding client, then the 1TB SSD will make Q0 feasible. That’s the appeal in a nutshell for using higher capacity drives: not to record longer as much as record better.

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Re: Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am

Leon Benzakein wrote:I made up a similar system using a mono pod and tool belt worn as a belt.

Nice setup Leon! I might give that a try someday. I also read about someone using a flag carrier if I'm not mistaken ...so we are not alone out there ;)
Eyesight is a problem indeed. I got myself a cheap pair of reading glasses 4+ ...for now that will do.
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Re: Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 1:56 pm

Rick, Just got this from Czardas,

Thank you for reaching out. Our portable SSD will be available in mid October with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacity. The Blackmagic Design BMPCC 4K certification list may be released soon, and we will be on the list as well.

Regarding video codecs, this SSD will able to handle RAW 4K DCI lossless 30fps, 3:1 60fps and ProRes HQ 60fps without issues.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
Not sure what that means for frame rates higher than
30 in straight RAW. On the other hand not sure it really matters with BRAW. Guess we'll be finding out really soon. The 500GB T5's at $100 a pop make a compelling case for data assuming all else being equal. Again we'll see.
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Re: Rigging the BMPCC4K

PostMon Sep 17, 2018 2:32 pm

Marshall, all good. Normally DCI 4K raw 60 fps would require dual card recording. I’m looking forward to seeing the difference that BRAW Q0 will make. Remember the data rate for that varies with the scene. I wouldn’t be surprised if the media can handle 60 fps for an average scene on a single card! A very complex scene, not likely.


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