Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

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Gary Collins

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Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 5:33 pm

Hi Guys

I'd like anyone who has one of these to list any quirks - I've just got one that has a line across the screen at start-up that goes away - two guys (WahWay and randga) have said they have one that does this - anyone else? Just want to know if it's worth keeping!

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Re: Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 6:23 pm

Just tested mine BMCC 2.5k EF. Fresh out of its case where it has been since months. It did start within 2 or 3 seconds (battery was at 10%). No strange behavior.

But your description sounds like what the camera does after a firmware update. Maybe it got stuck in a routine? You could try to re-flash the latest firmware.
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Re: Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 6:28 pm

Hi Robert

OK I will try to find that. In the meantime here is a clip I shot of what happens, see what you think. Thank you for getting back!

https://vimeo.com/535941418/645e06ef39
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PostTue Apr 13, 2021 7:02 pm

I'll have to take mine out of it's storage box and charge it up to check it. Haven't really used it in years. Last time I used it for a gig was actually March 2020 as a wide camera left alone.
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Re: Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 7:05 pm

Mine started fine plugged into wall outlet. Only weird thing was the date. Um… did the camera go back in time?
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Re: Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 pm

Hi Tim

Thanks for getting back buddy - ok so your lives on! I'm gonna try the firmware here seee what happens. Thanks again buddy.
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PostTue Apr 13, 2021 8:20 pm

Gary Collins wrote:Hi Tim

Thanks for getting back buddy - ok so your lives on! I'm gonna try the firmware here seee what happens. Thanks again buddy.

No problem. It's nice to know it's still going strong after 7.5+ years. We're nearing the 7-year anniversary of shooting Rosary with it. Still my favorite music video I shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K.
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Re: Calling all Original BMCC 2.5 owners

PostTue Apr 13, 2021 8:40 pm

Tim

Lovely video wow and nice song. Nice to still have the cam that shot it. Lovely.

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