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2 hours ago, BTM_Pix said:

It doesn't but I'm curious enough to ask whether you currently use an ios/android app like Movie Slate ?

I'm sure you know where my curiosity may lie for whether this might be something that people would use if it incorporated the camera data ;) 

I don’t but I probably should. I’m getting more into my dialogue scenes soon, so I may. However, since the metadata screen looks like a slate, it would be so great if they gave you a 3-5 second overlay of that “slate” at the start of every clip and perhaps even a pulse tone. 

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3 hours ago, buggz said:

Anyone order lately with B&H ?

I'd actually like to get one of these, but shows never in stock...

 

I wouldn’t use b and h. It took forever for me to get mine from them.

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44 minutes ago, Newway12 said:

I wouldn’t use b and h. It took forever for me to get mine from them.

i dont think it matters, my bmp4k turned up today and i pre ordered in october, so stick you name on a list and wait like everyone else

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9 hours ago, mercer said:

I don’t but I probably should. I’m getting more into my dialogue scenes soon, so I may. However, since the metadata screen looks like a slate, it would be so great if they gave you a 3-5 second overlay of that “slate” at the start of every clip and perhaps even a pulse tone. 

I have a cunning plan for a new app that might just have some utility in this area;)

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On 3/8/2019 at 6:00 AM, Anaconda_ said:

I think it's a 2x crop on the MFT sensor, so 4x crop of full frame.

Uh, I don't think there is a crop unless shooting at 120fps. 

 

On 3/8/2019 at 1:54 AM, Newway12 said:

I wouldn’t use b and h. It took forever for me to get mine from them.

I think its Blackmagic not B&H, they have always been very fast for me. 

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27 minutes ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

Uh, I don't think there is a crop unless shooting at 120fps. 

There is in Raw. If it used the full sensor, it’d have to down res/ process the image, making it no longer raw. ProRes has no crop in 1080p

 

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Anyone. would share some original 4K/HD braw footage please to download? I would like to play with it in Resolve and Premiere until my cam arrives. I am mainly interested in high iso content but I accept everything. Thank you guys. 

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15 hours ago, wyrlyn said:

Anyone. would share some original 4K/HD braw footage please to download? I would like to play with it in Resolve and Premiere until my cam arrives. I am mainly interested in high iso content but I accept everything. Thank you guys. 

here is something for you. Can't remember the setting on top of my head but you can read the metadata. Not the best clip but hope it fits the bill. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DGuG51b0oUt1nzQqNdEraskon4stiWae/view?usp=sharing

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Hi all. I had something happen on a shoot the other day on one of my BMPCC4Ks. I think that I remember seeing a post about a similar behavior, but I can't find it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I had two of my P4Ks set up on a shoot. Each camera was connected to a NP970 battery through the external power port. Each camera had an internal battery as well. Each camera showed the AC indicator on the battery, so it should have been receiving power from the external battery. Each camera was recording BRAW.

After I had been filming for a while (~45 mins?) I noticed that one of the cameras had shut off. I turned the power switch off, then back on. The camera came back on, but soon shut down again. It did this several times. To troubleshoot, I pulled the external power. The internal battery showed ~40% charge. The battery was fully charged in the beginning. I replaced the battery, then reconnected the external power. The camera came back on and ran fine. A while later (~45 mins) it turned off again. I removed the internal battery, then the camera ran fine from the external power for the duration of the shoot. So, the camera drained two batteries, while connected to external power and while showing the AC indicator on the battery meter display.

Obviously, I want to run a battery internally with the external power so that I can hot swap the external battery if needed. It seems as if the camera was running from the internal battery, then shutting down when that battery was depleted, despite being connected to external power. 

The other camera was configured exactly the same, but finished the shoot without ever turning off and with the internal battery at 100%.

Does anyone have any insights into this weird behavior?

Thanks!

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2 minutes ago, drm said:

Hi all. I had something happen on a shoot the other day on one of my BMPCC4Ks. I think that I remember seeing a post about a similar behavior, but I can't find it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I had two of my P4Ks set up on a shoot. Each camera was connected to a NP970 battery through the external power port. Each camera had an internal battery as well. Each camera showed the AC indicator on the battery, so it should have been receiving power from the external battery. Each camera was recording BRAW.

After I had been filming for a while (~45 mins?) I noticed that one of the cameras had shut off. I turned the power switch off, then back on. The camera came back on, but soon shut down again. It did this several times. To troubleshoot, I pulled the external power. The internal battery showed ~40% charge. The battery was fully charged in the beginning. I replaced the battery, then reconnected the external power. The camera came back on and ran fine. A while later (~45 mins) it turned off again. I removed the internal battery, then the camera ran fine from the external power for the duration of the shoot. So, the camera drained two batteries, while connected to external power and while showing the AC indicator on the battery meter display.

Obviously, I want to run a battery internally with the external power so that I can hot swap the external battery if needed. It seems as if the camera was running from the internal battery, then shutting down when that battery was depleted, despite being connected to external power. 

The other camera was configured exactly the same, but finished the shoot without ever turning off and with the internal battery at 100%.

Does anyone have any insights into this weird behavior?

Thanks!

I have similar issue.

From my observation,

  • The BM battery came with my camera (2000mAh) ran fine with my external power rig for 2.5 hours. At this point, the battery bank cannot provide enough power any more and the camera start to drain the power from the battery. And I ran into the same issue of the camera can't turn back on again. 
  • The OEM canon battery I have (1800mAh) can't work with the external power rig at all and drain after 1hour. Which is exactly like your case. 

My work around is having a few 2000mAh LP-E6 in my bag just in case. But I would like to see if there's better solution. 

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13 minutes ago, xzobinx said:

I have similar issue.

From my observation,

  • The BM battery came with my camera (2000mAh) ran fine with my external power rig for 2.5 hours. At this point, the battery bank cannot provide enough power any more and the camera start to drain the power from the battery. And I ran into the same issue of the camera can't turn back on again. 
  • The OEM canon battery I have (1800mAh) can't work with the external power rig at all and drain after 1hour. Which is exactly like your case. 

My work around is having a few 2000mAh LP-E6 in my bag just in case. But I would like to see if there's better solution.

I thought that the camera should pull 100% power from the external battery / power adapter, then only pull power from the internal battery when the external battery is depleted. In my case, the camera showed the AC adapter indicator on the screen the entire time. I have several extra batteries, I just wasn't expecting it to drain the battery and die when plugged in to external power. The other camera ran fine, never turned off, and kept 100% internal battery, with the exact same setup.

Perhaps you are correct. Perhaps my external battery sled can't supply enough amps to power the camera. I will run tests with a different power sled and with AC power to see if I can replicate the problem. The camera drained so quickly that it seemed like it was only pulling power from the internal battery.

Luckily, I didn't lose any footage, despite the camera dying multiple times while recording.

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1 hour ago, drm said:

I thought that the camera should pull 100% power from the external battery / power adapter, then only pull power from the internal battery when the external battery is depleted. In my case, the camera showed the AC adapter indicator on the screen the entire time. I have several extra batteries, I just wasn't expecting it to drain the battery and die when plugged in to external power. 

that was my plan but it doesn't seems to work like that. In my perfect world, the external power bank would be completely drained first. The internal battery kicked in and I'd be notified by the AC turning to percentage. Then I'd simply swap the power bank to keep the rig going. 

 

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I had the same issue last week with an NP970 sled.

In my case the internal battery drained completely and the camera wouldn't power on without one in so I had to let the power bank re-charge the battery for a while before resuming.

I'll have to do a few more tests myself as well.

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