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TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:28 pm
by Chad Wick
Tilta announced their cage system yesterday. Looks the best so far.

https://tilta.com/2018/10/29/first-look-at-the-camera-cage-for-bmpcc-4k/

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:57 pm
by michaeldhead
It looks very cool and the price is good. I wonder why the battery plates (the v-mount, specifically) isn't a cage. I also want to know how the Sony battery handle powers the camera - does it plug into the camera through the lemo power port or through a dummy battery?

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:08 pm
by rick.lang
At first glance, this looks very well thought out. Say goodbye to being able to surreptitiously record video with the complete cage kit!


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Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:29 pm
by ricardo marty
Chad Wick wrote:Tilta announced their cage system yesterday. Looks the best so far.

https://tilta.com/2018/10/29/first-look-at-the-camera-cage-for-bmpcc-4k/


Cheaper than I thought. I went to the site but no purchase option.

Ricardo Marty

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:32 pm
by jimyiapanis
Ha! Did they just release a slimmed down powerjunkie? (minus USB)

Also looks like they have created the power cables we were all looking for.

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:36 pm
by ricardo marty
I was thinking of the camvate till I saw this. And its not as expensive as i thought, the cage is about $99. and the other adapters are less than that, at least the ones that have price.

And then I saw this:

https://www.cinema5d.com/tilta-teases-m ... -bmpcc-4k/

TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:15 pm
by rick.lang
michaeldhead wrote:It looks very cool and the price is good. I wonder why the battery plates (the v-mount, specifically) isn't a cage. I also want to know how the Sony battery handle powers the camera - does it plug into the camera through the lemo power port or through a dummy battery?


Michael, looks like it’s your choice as they appear to have both options available. The power plate provides 12VDC for the 2-pin connector and there is a dummy battery option to insert in place of a real battery so that’s going to be 7.2VDC I think.

As mentioned in the Cinema5D review, it’s not a cage, it’s an ecosystem. Hats off to Tilta!

One think I’m wondering about: if you select the half cage option, are you still able to use all other options in the ecosystem? I do feel that the full cage can impede some button access so if there’s no need to go full cage, I prefer the half cage.

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Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:18 pm
by Australian Image
Is that made out of alloy or some sort of plastic (edit: OK, it's alloy with a weird surface treatment)? They certainly went all out creating a system for the camera.

For those in the Asia-Pacific region, I think the SmallRig version is a very good alternative: https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-cage- ... -2203.html.

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:24 pm
by Spencer Acoustics
Oh great, another thing to pre-order. Now I'll have a chicken or the egg thing happening. ;)

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:35 pm
by rick.lang
That BMPCC4K cage ecosystem is subtitled Tactical Assault Armour. It certainly has a look about it that implies it’s ready to take on anything. Can’t even preorder yet, but preorders are rewarded with some bling (camera strap). Overwhelmed with that incentive to preorder... not!


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Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 pm
by ricardo marty
Cant wait to order. it looks italian in desigh. It gave me a brain orgasm.

Ricardo Marty

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:47 am
by rick.lang
Ricardo, have you had any luck on selling your car?


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Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:16 am
by Richard Cardona
Luckally it wont be necesary. When i first saw it i thought it would cost somewhere in the zacuto sphere or more. I quess they thought that it would be difficult to sell a system that would cost more than the camera.


Ricardo

Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:47 pm
by rick.lang
Glad you can keep your wheels! The cage itself is very inexpensive but there are so many possible extra pieces that the cost to buy into the full ecosystem must approach the cost of the camera. Fortunately I don’t need to rush into rigging beyond what I have, but if I was starting from nothing, I’m so impressed by Tilta’s approach at this point.


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Re: TILTA BMCC4K Cage

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:42 pm
by AdamTV
This looks like a well thought out solution. Let’s hope it delivers.


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