Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

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Alex Schmied

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Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostTue Feb 19, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi!

I have the JCC pistol grip and want to connect it to my bmpcc.
Do i need a 2,5mm cable or is it even a smaller one?

thanks!
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostWed Feb 20, 2019 1:29 pm

You need a 2,5mm LANC cable i guess ;)
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostWed Feb 20, 2019 3:36 pm

thanks! :)
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 5:49 pm

Alex Schmied wrote:Hi!

I have the JCC pistol grip and want to connect it to my bmpcc.
Do i need a 2,5mm cable or is it even a smaller one?

thanks!
regards
Alex
I'm not sure, but this I know: Use of a pistol grip in cinema shooting, generally introduces considerable image shake, as it subjects the camera's weight to the utter vulerability of wrist-motion instability, particularly in one-handed operation, so some additional bracing attached to camera, for the chest and/or the opposing hand is highly recommended.

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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostSat Feb 23, 2019 7:16 pm

thanks! Yes, this i already thought about and tested it. I have an extention, i press against my chest.
the connection is 2,5mm, i bought already a cable, but i could not test it yet, because i still has no card... its really weird with finding a sd card for bmpcc!
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostThu Mar 07, 2019 7:06 pm

I've got now 2 cables (both 2,5mm and of them them is stereo on both sides, the other one has one side stereo and other RS-1 connection) BOTH of them does NOTHING!

So what can be the failure??

Sure, the grip can be damaged, but i don't think so.
Do somebody already connected that grip to the BMPCC (non 4k) and how?
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostThu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 pm

You need to use a Lanc cable, and connect the grip to the Lanc port, not sure which port you tried to plug into. The physical Lanc connector is either (a 5-pin mini-DIN connector and jack) or in the case if BMD Cameras, a 2.5mm 3-conductor phone jack and plug (TRS connector). The two ends need to be wired the same, tip to tip, sleeve to sleeve and ground ring to ring. You can use a ohm meter to test this.
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Re: Connecting a pistol grip on bmpcc

PostThu Mar 07, 2019 9:32 pm

puh... thats a thing :D
a have 2,5mm 3-conductor jack (with to rings, so stereo jack)
Is there any difference between TRS audio and other stereo connectors??
So i think i have one.

So its only the question, if they are wired the same way AND if the grip is "dead".

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