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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostThu Dec 27, 2018 3:08 am

Australian Image wrote:One thing I wouldn't mind having with the BMPCC4K are lower frame rates, say 12fps and 6fps. There are times where even 24fps is higher than needed and having lower frame rates would be quite handy.


You can set the off-speed frame rate to anything down to 5 fps. It would take a little work in post to change the timeline frame rate, but I can't imagine it would be that difficult.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostThu Dec 27, 2018 3:14 am

Iain Bason wrote:You can set the off-speed frame rate to anything down to 5 fps. It would take a little work in post to change the timeline frame rate, but I can't imagine it would be that difficult.


Thanks. I hadn't even considered that.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostTue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 pm

Feature request: zoom to higher magnification on lcd monitor. current max is 2x. 5x and 10x would be helpful for nailing focus.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostFri Feb 01, 2019 10:46 am

Feature Request:

Anamorphic Modes (2x Stretch):
4:3
6:5
1:1
8:9

I’d really especially love to see a 1:1 and 8:9 mode, which would stretch out to 2:1 and 16:9 respectively. I realize that 16:9 is an unusual format for anamorphic, but it would be amazing to be able to shoot it in camera for certain projects. Currently, the only camera I’ve seen able to do this aspect ratio in camera is the red helium
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 12:04 am

Feature Request:

CFAST/SD Card Data Transfer / Backup

Would be great to have the ability to offload an internal card ( CFAST or SD ) onto an externally connected
SSD.

Can act as a quick backup or to let you roll through the day and hand off footage to someone else easily. Let's me keep the laptop at home for doing data dumps.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 12:29 am

Csaba Nagy wrote:Feature Request:

CFAST/SD Card Data Transfer / Backup

Would be great to have the ability to offload an internal card ( CFAST or SD ) onto an externally connected
SSD. Can act as a quick backup or to let you roll through the day and hand off footage to someone else easily. Let's me keep the laptop at home for doing data dumps.


Like the LaCie DJI Copilot? Or the Nexto products?
https://www.nextodi.com/products/ncb-20/
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 1:15 am

Robert Niessner wrote:
Csaba Nagy wrote:Feature Request:

CFAST/SD Card Data Transfer / Backup

Would be great to have the ability to offload an internal card ( CFAST or SD ) onto an externally connected
SSD. Can act as a quick backup or to let you roll through the day and hand off footage to someone else easily. Let's me keep the laptop at home for doing data dumps.


Like the LaCie DJI Copilot? Or the Nexto products?
https://www.nextodi.com/products/ncb-20/


Similarly I suppose, yeah. But again those are extra equipment needed to lug around, more compact than a laptop and purpose built for offload but none the less more things to bring.

I can't speak for how it should behave in a professional work environment, I just know it would have been very handy on my latest road trip, where I could have connected my Samsung T5 500GB drive to the camera and offloaded the earlier part of the day's footage form the 256GB CFast allowing me the format the card and have some more record time for the rest of the day.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 1:55 am

I haven't heard of any camera that can download directly from an internal memory card to an external memory card (SSD or whatever). That's why I used to use one of those Nexto drives years ago (still have it) when memory cards were of small capacity and expensive.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 8:18 am

Robert Niessner wrote:Is it possible that you while operating the camera accidentally hit the HFR button? You might not notice because depending how you have setup your camera it might just show 25/25 fps then and all seems ok. But in OFFSPEED mode the audio is not sync locked to the video anymore.

Happened to me a couple of times that I hit the HFR button by chance.


This is good to be aware of! Thank you for mentioning it.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 3:32 pm

Australian Image wrote:One thing I wouldn't mind having with the BMPCC4K are lower frame rates, say 12fps and 6fps. There are times where even 24fps is higher than needed and having lower frame rates would be quite handy.


Using the Timelapse mode, you can record a still frame at the following intervals:

Frames 2 – 10
Seconds 1 – 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
Minutes 1 – 10

So if the camera is set to 24fps, you would set Timelapse to 2 frames for 12fps, and 4 frames for 6fps.

(Oops – I didn’t realize there was another page of responses; using the off speed frame rate has already been pointed out. Using Timelapse is a different way of going about it.)
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 7:05 pm

A delay timer for photos and video. You know, press the button and pic or video starts 1-10 seconds later.

Allow us to view pics on the camera !!!!! Why can we watch our videos but cannot view photos?

Take photos in jpeg format or something other than raw. OR better yet, make some software to easily view the raw photos and raw video on the pc rather that having to import everything into Resolve to preview and label them. Really, just some easier way to label clips and pics, maybe do this on the camera itself?

A better indicator when taking pics, a beep, click, something louder than a small icon on the screen.

Get rid of the 3 rubber caps over the accessory ports (pwr, mic, hdmi, etc) and make one large removable cover. Those caps are always in the way when setting up my rig for video so I finally just removed the bottom 2 caps.

Allow us to rename reels rather than just renumber the reels

Keep in mind, I purchased this camera as a video camera not a stills camera but it seems the P4K is missing the most basic photo related features. I was shocked when I discovered that there was no way to look at a photo on the camera itself.

My lens mount does not hold lenses tight enough to the body. There is a visible gap between the body mount and the lens mount. There is quite a bit of visible movement. I'm not referring to rotational movement but movement where the end of the lens is allowed to move up and down. Of course the longer (or heavier) the lens is, the more up and down movement there is. Native MFT lenses and lens adapters/boosters have the same issue. Lenses fit tightly on the adapters but the adapter has a gap to to the body mount.
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Re: BMPCC 4k General issues, bug reports, Feature requests

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 7:38 pm

It's a cine camera. Personally, I would have been very happy if it didn't have that stills button so that there was no mistaking what it was and then there would be no complaints that it's not a good stills camera.

How much is this 'visible' movement? If I hold any of my m4/3 camera bodies and then force a lens up and down, there will be 'visible' movement. None of this translates to any image deterioration. Is this movement that you're experiencing sufficient to slide a piece of paper, paperclip or knife in between?
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