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I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 1:45 am

I didnt realize they just pulled out.

I snipped the plastic stems and 2 of the stems are too far inside the Camera and I can't grab them with needle nose pliers.
Now I dont know if they will be fine or if they can float around inside Camera and cause damage and if I need to send Camera to Black Magic to have them removed.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 4:21 pm

I guess there are no moving parts inside camera housing to worry about.
My main concern is if these plastic bits will somehow reach the sensor if i tilt the camera. :?: :?:
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostTue Mar 24, 2020 5:09 pm

The good news if that if they reach the sensors they will fall out through the lens opening!
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 12:54 am

Kays Alatrakchi wrote:The good news if that if they reach the sensors they will fall out through the lens opening!



That is good news :D
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 1:04 am

I emailed Black Magic, they said "there shouldn't be any outstanding issues with leaving the plugs of the port covers inside their receptacles"

Im feeling more at ease... I guess.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 10:56 am

Is it not possible to gently pull the caps out? Do we have to snip them??
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 12:56 pm

jgugenheim wrote:Is it not possible to gently pull the caps out? Do we have to snip them??

I have removed the flaps/doors from two PCC bodies by simply pulling them straight out.

They must have been installed by machine at the factory, and can be re-inserted much like corks in a wine bottle, by compressing the conical head and firm pressure.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 4:18 pm

is there confirmation that the covers/caps can be re-inserted?

Sometimes I really like to get rid of them, on the other hand I appreciate them. I guess they stick to the body by themselves, without the stems (when you cut the stems with a knife). I just wish to keep the covers intact, and remove them for certain situations.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 4:45 pm

I kept my caps and I’m sure they can be reinserted if you want.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostWed Mar 25, 2020 8:55 pm

Phil999 wrote:is there confirmation that the covers/caps can be re-inserted?

Sometimes I really like to get rid of them, on the other hand I appreciate them. I guess they stick to the body by themselves, without the stems (when you cut the stems with a knife). I just wish to keep the covers intact, and remove them for certain situations.


It will depend on how you set your cameras up, and the permanence of your setup (see my setup image).

The second image is the of the bottom flap, and its tail, the conical point visible. It is shaped much like an arrow tip, narrowed on both sides. It would appear easy, with needle-nosed pliers, to hold and re-insert the tail back into its hole. Don't cut it from the body, just pull it out.

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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostFri Mar 27, 2020 5:03 am

thank you gentlemen. I'm now confident to finally remove the caps.

Another question: I've never seen an angled HDMI cable, only angled adapters. Is this a cable or an adapter in your picture? Looks like a cable ... can you tell which brand?
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PostFri Mar 27, 2020 12:35 pm

Phil999 wrote:Another question: I've never seen an angled HDMI cable, only angled adapters. Is this a cable or an adapter in your picture? Looks like a cable ... can you tell which brand?


The HDMI connection is a cable: right-angle Male HDMI to straight Female HDMI socket, purchased thru Amazon. Be careful when buying since the male HDMI end is available Left- or Right-insert-handed. Examine the PCC's HDMI socket matched to the cable illustrations.

You will have more room and more cable options if you purchase a straight-in Male cable. However, I am connecting to any or all six PCC inputs including the XLR, and wanted the above five cables out of the way and permanent. The top four cables are each terminated with a Female socket, each about 15-18" in length. The USB cable is connected to the top-attached T5 SSD.
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Re: I removed BMPCC4K plastic caps but...

PostSat Mar 28, 2020 6:07 pm

thank you. I will look out for such a cable.

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