Camera 7.3.2 Beta

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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostSun Feb 13, 2022 12:02 pm

Hans Balmer wrote:I don't think anybody expects eternal firmware updates for decades. With other brands it's the same thing. But the problem is the condition of the firmware. As I already said: Buyers of new BMPCC 4k's have two choices: Either version 7.3 with very problematic lens compatibility (not as advertised), or a beta. For me the beta works well, but is it really a good idea to abandon one of the best selling cameras in this condition? And the competition is strong. With a Lumix S5 and a Ninja V we are very well equipped. At least some sort of a statement would be fine.


sure but...
perfected firmware never exist on every brand.
i can tell you that ...
i had pocket 4k first batch (i can go back to cdng and more), but i use with latest firmware and with beta.
- i had some lumix lenses and work fine with beta, autofocus, dial and more
- i had metabones adapter with latest firmware, and many sigma, canon, canon efs, canon L series work fine
- people that told they had problem on focus peaking... i had not, i see peaking colored lines on every lenses and do correctly manual focusing, the trick often with braw is to use video mode, and later change in film mode in davinci if you need more peaking enhancement (anyway i use everytime film mode).
- i used in the last two years like webcam for on line teaching, a lots musical videos and more and i found one ONE troubles on 7.3.2 beta about WB setup, when i hit WB balance button on camera sometimes give me wrong value (i ever use external tool to measure light color and setup like this measure, and all work fine).

to be honest, i came from many other more nightmare situation with RedOne that hang up sometimes during shooting, problem of fpn on more recent RED also on lighted set, Alexa of first batch that give me only half of feature enabled, Varicam that give me frame dropped also on check support... just to tell you about more expansive and reability cameras...
i like a lots bmd cameras be cause i can own them, instead to rent, and for their price them work very very well.
At end of days i ever see the pro and cons of every tool, and try to work with first (pro) and workaround about second (cons), it's my work :-D

ps obviously that if bmd release a newer firmware for pocket4k, like they did years ago for production camera 4k, to do better, i'm really happy, but i not ask that waiting for life :-P
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostThu Feb 17, 2022 5:35 pm

To be honest, this situation is very disappointing. I have been a fan of this brand!
Unfortunately I will contact my dealer to get a refund on my two BMPCC4k. They are one year old but actually they never worked as they should. Since I have 7.3 running on both cameras and both (with different lenses as mentioned in an earlier post) refuse to autofocus, this feature is simply not available! And this is clearly a feature that is listed in their specs.
@Blackmagic, this is not how to treat customers that buy brand new stuff from you. I don't know what's going on with you or the situation and I don't want to make any thoughts on this. I have to make my decisions on the situation that i am confronted with. And this decision is not to buy more hardware from Blackmagic.
All i wanted to have is a working firmware. No new features or anything else. I thought that this should have been possible in the past months.

In the beginning a fan, later a very disappointed customer,
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostSun Feb 27, 2022 11:48 pm

Intalled the latest 7.3.2 beta but still cannot get the 4k working with most of my MFT lenses:
Lumix 12-35 G X Vario 2.8 - not working - has not been working before update
Leica 25 1.4 - not working - has not been working before update
Leica Nocticron 42.5 1.2 - not working - has not been working before update
Leica 12-60 2.8. - working - has been working before update
Leica 100-400 - working - has been working before update
Very disappointing.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostMon Mar 07, 2022 9:05 am

to follow up on previous comments...

315 days since FW Ver 7.3 (April 26 2021)
265 days since FW Beta 7.3.2 (June 15 2021)
206 days since BM promised some sort of Update (August 13 2021)

Kristian Lam wrote:Quick update. Probably could expect another build sometime next week. Team has been busy with the new camera release.


I have one camera that is on 7.3.2 and cannot be downgraded, and one that thankfully still runs 6.9.

I can appreciate that maybe something has not gone to plan in this whole process. It would be great however, if someone from BM could finally admit this and offer some sort of solution or at least timeline, or at the very least a sign that they have given up.

This is getting ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostMon Mar 07, 2022 8:41 pm

moodster wrote:I have one camera that is on 7.3.2 and cannot be downgraded, and one that thankfully still runs 6.9.


uhm so strange, beta is only for testing, is not present on commercial cameras
if you bought today p4k you can downgrade to previous.
i had many friends that bought recently (last month no more), and all can downgrade to 6.9.6 or previous.
not more be cause at some time, bmd changed back display and newer driver are only for firmware from one number to up.
remove camera tools from computer and later install previous version, and you can downgrade...
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostSun Apr 10, 2022 10:12 am

I also have the Problem that the Panasonic 45-200mm on my Pocket4k was working before now not anymore
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostTue Apr 26, 2022 10:24 am

It is now a year that this sage has been going on...
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostFri May 06, 2022 3:40 pm

Viltrox released a firmware update for the EF-M2 (V4) adapter today, has anyone checked what it brings? It would be nice if it could enable stabilization in Canon lenses.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostFri May 06, 2022 8:19 pm

And great, it took a year, but both stabilization and autofocus work!!!
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostMon May 09, 2022 6:25 pm

This made my Lumix 45-200 and my new Olympus 100-400 functional.

I wonder why this fix never made it out of beta. Has anyone seen any problems with it?
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostSat May 28, 2022 3:05 am

On BMPCC4K I confirm Viltrox Adapter EM2 II firmware 4.0 with BM Firmware 7.3.2 works:
- Canon EF 24-105L F4 Stabilizer, Iris and Autofocus
- Canon EF 40 mm F2.8 Iris and Autofocus
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostFri Jun 03, 2022 12:22 pm

This is great News.

I can confirm that Viltrox Ef-M2 (0.71x) w/ firmware 4.0

Is fully working (AF, Iris Control, Stabilization where applicable)
with

Sigma 18-35
Canon 50mm f 1.4
Canon 18-135
Canon 10-18

ON BMPCC 4K Fw 7.3. and 7.3.2.



HOWEVER

The FW upgrade for the Viltrox EF-M1 (this is the non Speedbooster Version) has effectively rendered the device useless. No Iris Control, nothing. Not on other MFT devices either...

Fingers crossed this will be resolved soon...
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostWed Jun 08, 2022 12:05 pm

UPDATE:

FW Update for Viltrox Ef-m42 m1:

Tried the upgrade on a Windows Machine - Upgrade working.

Full functionality incl IS and AF on all lenses as mentioned above.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostFri Jun 10, 2022 2:20 pm

Small bug, although this might be an old one:
After recording BRAW on my BMPCC4K with my Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 I, I noticed that the aperture metadata is not updated. It is always listed at 2.8, no matter the actual setting.
Apart from this, the lens appears to be fully functional. I have also noticed normal aperture metadata using other lenses with my camera.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostThu Jun 23, 2022 8:00 am

Camera 7.9 for PCC4k / 6k / 6k Pro and 6k G2 is out.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostThu Jun 23, 2022 8:45 am

Robert Niessner wrote:Camera 7.9 for PCC4k / 6k / 6k Pro and 6k G2 is out.


And the only great question is whether, as usual, Viltrox will not stop working now. Maybe some beta tester will call before the rest lose what we've been waiting for by Viltrox last year. By the way, my native language - Polish - was probably introduced - can someone confirm this after the installation?
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostFri Jun 24, 2022 6:23 pm

I can confirm new Camera 7.9 on BMPCC4k has better focus than the related in this post.
And gyro data works absolutely astonishing.

Viltro EF MII-2
Canon 40 mm 2.8
Canon 24-105 F4

Thanks Blackmagic Team.
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Re: Camera 7.3.2 Beta

PostSat Jun 25, 2022 1:07 am

Thanks for the feedback. Changes in the 7.3.2 Beta have been rolled in v7.9. I'm locking this thread now. If have any more feedback, please reference v7.9.
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