Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

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Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostThu Mar 14, 2019 6:14 am

I can't activate the touch focus on screen assist that was in the last version, meaning I could select focus by touching the screen, now it's gone and I can only use the middle screen focus via the button on the back.
Is there something I am missing here - or has it gone altogether now?

Spent an hour looking and have gone slightly (or fully) mad now, please help.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostThu Mar 14, 2019 6:46 am

From the release notes of firmware 6.2:

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.2
What's new for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Added Blackmagic RAW codec support.
Added Constant Bitrate 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 recording for Blackmagic RAW.
Added Constant Quality Q0 and Q5 recording for Blackmagic RAW.
Added support for double tap on touchscreen zoom.
Changed tap to focus behavior to tap and hold to focus.
Removed CinemaDNG formats.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostFri Mar 15, 2019 5:37 am

:lol: Thanks so much for finding that needle in a haystack, was so frustrated making it try to work the same way as per the old update of a few weeks back - that I actually forgot about reading the manual....call me crazy!

Thank you.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostFri Mar 15, 2019 1:47 pm

Always good to read the changes documented briefly in the Release Notes with each update. Saves a lot of time.


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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 3:42 am

I just found this thread after emailing Blackmagic over it. Why was this change made? It actually makes it harder to use, especially if you're on a gimbal and want to use the touchscreen to rack focus. It has me scratching my head.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 4:20 am

pnguyen720 wrote:I just found this thread after emailing Blackmagic over it. Why was this change made? It actually makes it harder to use, especially if you're on a gimbal and want to use the touchscreen to rack focus. It has me scratching my head.


Maybe Blackmagic is going to offer their own Bluetooth controller and that will make the touch (or tap) screen AF less important and allow it to be used for other things.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 5:26 pm

I am a bit torn apart of that feature. On the one hand TAF is great to use for certain types of shots. On the other hand far too often I had accidentally invoked the AF while wanting to use the HUD.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 5:28 pm

Robert, to accomodate your point, one thing Blackmagic could do is just add a menu option to toggle between the 2 modes. IMO, this should have been done in the first place instead of switching it out completely.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Phong, I totally agree on that. It would be great to have a choice.
I've also several times accidentally pressed to AF button instead of the magnification button while doing interviews. They are looking far too similar and in low light I often had troubles finding the correct button.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostThu Apr 18, 2019 11:54 am

There should be an official User "Wishlist" for the developer.
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Re: Update 6.2 Focus issue BMPCC4K

PostSat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm

Their is, to to the BM Support site, and contact BMD directly with a comment in the features you want added.
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