starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

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starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

PostFri Jan 11, 2019 5:55 pm


I'm looking at getting a BMPCC4K. I already have a couple of lenses I can use with it and I know that out of the box, even with the lenses, it's an incomplete experience for practical work.

I'd appreciate to know what accessories people have bought to get started with their new BMPCC4K. External storage, power supply, etc. I'm a low/no budget producer (currently using GH2) but all setups are welcome in case it helps other people getting started with their camera.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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Re: starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

PostFri Jan 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Much depends on what you want to do. Are you after a light-weight kit that you'll be hand holding the majority of the time, or are you looking at a heavier kit that will mainly be used on a tripod or shoulder mount.

I considered both situations and went towards the heavier side as I have other cameras for when I want to go hand held, and so made up a rig that woudl mainly live on a tripod, but could be used hand held and even split into a lighter package if needed.

I posted a link earlier, but this is what I've put together: ... a-4k-pt-3/. Parts 4-6 show the evolution and issue with that initial rig to one that's developed over the months and is now a lot better.


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Re: starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

PostFri Jan 11, 2019 8:44 pm

Nothing is *needed*, but one thing you'll probably want is a better external battery solution. The canon LP-e6 batteries die very quickly.

A cage is also nice to have to mount mics and other accessories.

If you are going to be shooting outside in the sun I highly recommend an EVF as using the screen (even though it's a great screen) outside is difficult at best.


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Re: starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

PostFri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 pm

I ended up purchasing an IndieProTools V-Mount battery plate with the LP-E6 dummy battery for mine. I also purchased SmallRig's full cage, HDMI/USB holder, Samsung T5 mount, Metabones adapter mount, Universal mounting plate with 15mm rods. I have a Tilta Nucleus Nano follow focus on the way (one day) to mount to it.

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Re: starter accessories for the BMPCC4K?

PostSat Jan 12, 2019 9:01 am

I have extra batteries and a charger. I opted for the Wise (pocket 4k specific) SSD. So far no issues.
I think a must is some kind of stable platform, a tripod, a monopod at least and arguably a shoulder unit or gimbal. Micro jitters in footage gets annoying very quickly - immediately.
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