SSD recording issues

The place for questions about shooting with Blackmagic Cameras.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

aussietrev

  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:13 am
  • Real Name: Trevor Smith

SSD recording issues

PostSun Dec 04, 2022 10:24 am

Hello, I have just picked up a secondhand BMPCC 4k camera. I raced and purchased a 1Tb Samsung t7 shield and updated the firmware on the camera from 7.3 to 7.9.1

I plugged it all in and the ssd was not recognized, so I did as suggested and only plugged the ssd in once the camera was on. Now the drive was recognized but as soon as I touch the record button the camera froze. All buttons and screen is unresponsive until I disconnect the usb cable and then the camera works again.
I tried all the different braw and prores formats with no change. I tried formatting the ssd with the camera but the 'disk formatting screen never stops ( I let it run for over an hour) the disk does format fine when connected to a pc though.

I figured this must be an issue with the firmware so I downgraded to 7.3.7, Now the camera will record but when I press stop the red record button flashes with an apostrophe and nothing has been recorded to the disk.
I have also tried resetting the camera many times with no improvement.

I am thinking that it might be the USB cable but it and the drive are brand new and the t7 shield is a recommended drive.

Does any have any suggestions?
Offline

Uli Plank

  • Posts: 16593
  • Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:48 am
  • Location: Germany and Indonesia

Re: SSD recording issues

PostTue Dec 06, 2022 1:11 am

Format it on the computer first and then try on camera. Plus, being new doesn’t mean it’s good.
I’d first look for another cable.
To check the SSD copy a heap of data back and forth on the computer.
Don’t approach DR with your preconceptions from another NLE.
Many features are better, some worse, most are different.


Resolve Studio 18.1.2, MacOS 12.6.2
MacBook M1 Pro, 16 GPU cores, 32 GB RAM
and
iMac 2017, Radeon 580, 32 GB RAM
Speed Editor
Offline

Mike Potton

  • Posts: 162
  • Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:19 pm

Re: SSD recording issues

PostTue Dec 06, 2022 2:47 am

Sell the SSD and by some decent CFast cards. Check out the multitude of other posts about SSD problems on the forum. Just not worth the hassle...

Return to Cinematography

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests