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prathvish hegde
Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:16:59 am

hi,

i have purchased 4k camera and want some insight into what are best(average price) and most needed set of accessories i should purchase inorder to shoot a film with the camera.

sorry if this is a repeat question please bear with me for my little knowledge.(i should be knowing it after ten years as a colorist?????)

prathvish hegde
colorist
(DaVinci Resolve and 2Kplus)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRPJQ3fIEoojI3JMa4rHKb9gqq8VeIZ81


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Nikolas Bäurle
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on Apr 30, 2014 at 1:02:46 am

Probably the most important one of all is external power. Pro X sells a 2m d-link to bmcc adapter cable for 60 euros. so you can connect it to v-mount batteries. Roko also sells a short one for 15 euros

Lanparte has some very good and lower-priced rigs. for a basic rig you will be spending about 500 euros and the full bmcc rig costs about 2700. There a many options and configurations. Sunrise also has some cheap good quality rigs

You will need: (in euros)

- rig and/or cage (starting at 200 for basic)
- Adapter cable and V-mount batteries (15 - 60 for cable, batteries start at 200)
- V-mount battery charger (120 for a d-link charger from Beillen)
- V-mount mounting plate to connect to rig ( 200 )
- a matte box with filters (500 + at least 100 per filter) or at an nd fader (100-300)
- a follow focus (starting at 200)
for sunny and even cloudy days outside:
- a screen hood (like the HBM1 from Hoodman for 100 bucks)
or an electronic viewfinder like the one from Cineroid for 700

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Peter J. DeCrescenzo
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on Apr 30, 2014 at 7:36:14 pm
Last Edited By Peter J. DeCrescenzo on Apr 30, 2014 at 7:37:06 pm

There are literally thousands of accessory items you might use with a BMPC-4K. Most accessories are the same you'd use with many professional video cameras. Many needn't be specifically designed for use with the BMPC-4K. In fact, it can be advantageous to own accessories that are compatible with a variety of cameras, now and in the future.

Dealers such as B&H in NYC sell many popular accessories compatible with BMPC-4K and other cameras. Even if you don't buy from B&H, their extensive catalog can be a good starting point for your research:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com

FYI: Here are some of the accessories I'm using or considering using with my BMPC-4K and other cameras:
http://herefortheweather.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/bmcc-rigged-thinking/

See also:
http://herefortheweather.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/bmpc-4k-shooting-tips-fro...


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prathvish hegde
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on May 2, 2014 at 2:01:34 pm

thank you will go through the B&H list.

i have ordered the below ones is anyone using these???
sandisk extreme 2 ssd (240gb)
Globalmediapro Li190S Lithium ion Battery 190WH
ePhotoInc Top Handle Camera Cage For Black Magic Camera Video Movie Camera Follow Focus BMC-M
Opteka CXS-300 Dual-Grip Video Shoulder Stabilizer Support System for DSLR Cameras & Camcorders.

please let me know the best set of IR and ND for the BMPC 4k .
what do you think about the holymantra variable nd filter???
what is your opinion on Lanparte V-Mount Battery Pinch??
please suggest a good Tripod,mic and recorder .

prathvish hegde
colorist
(DaVinci Resolve and 2Kplus)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRPJQ3fIEoojI3JMa4rHKb9gqq8VeIZ81


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Peter J. DeCrescenzo
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on May 2, 2014 at 5:12:47 pm
Last Edited By Peter J. DeCrescenzo on May 2, 2014 at 5:15:48 pm

[prathvish hegde] "... please let me know the best set of IR and ND for the BMPC 4k ..."

Already answered in item #11 in the link I provided in my previous post:
http://herefortheweather.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/bmpc-4k-shooting-tips-fro...

I use a "Hoya UV IR cut filter" (77mm):
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/857393-REG/Hoya_A77UVIR_77_mm_UV_and....

Also, "sandisk extreme 2 ssd (240gb)" are not on Blackmagic's recommended SSD list. I use "Kingston 240 GB HyperX 3K (SH103S3/240G)". See:
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/detail/faqs?sid=27541&pid=34851&os=...

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prathvish hegde
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on May 5, 2014 at 7:17:22 am

thank you peter will go through the links.

prathvish hegde
colorist
(DaVinci Resolve and 2Kplus)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRPJQ3fIEoojI3JMa4rHKb9gqq8VeIZ81


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prathvish hegde
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on May 5, 2014 at 7:27:23 am

whats your view on Singh ray Vari-N-Duo in Standard Ring Mount are the available?

prathvish hegde
colorist
(DaVinci Resolve and 2Kplus)

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRPJQ3fIEoojI3JMa4rHKb9gqq8VeIZ81


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Richard Martz
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on May 9, 2014 at 7:14:00 pm

This was my list from a few months ago. Prices are less now. My advice is to skip the vmount battery system and get a battery with an integrated rail block. This is less expensive in the long run and won't have to mount right behind your viewfinder. My company manufacturers these batteries. Tough as nails: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221399060449?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p398...

My accessories list:
Here were the essential items that I knew I needed to fully exploit the camera along with my very modest accessory budget (IN US DOLLARS:

Camera - $2000
Lenses - $3000 (This line item could easily have been tens of thousands of dollars)
Rail Mounting System - $300
Two BrikPower Batteries 5 Amp Hour - $450
Charger - $110
Zoom H4N audio recorder - $200
Matte box - $500
Cage system with handle - $400
2, Sandisk Extreme 480GB - $500

So the basic cost is around $7460

At the encouragement of Marco Solorio I managed to shave off about $2200 off the cost of implementing the camera.

But I did not include the $4000 of 4x4 filters I already own. You may choose not to use filters and rely on the effects within your NLE to achieve your own cinematic look. Your requirements will be a bit different but I thought the people who are considering a BMCC purchase should consider the TOTAL cost as they approach the purchase.

Sincerely,
Richard Martz

MagicMartz Media, Inc.
BrikPower Batteries
Atlanta, GA

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Randy Wiliams
Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
on Aug 13, 2014 at 10:35:44 am

There are lot of accessories not only for blackmagic camera but also for other camera. Technology have really made our work very easy and professional. Different equipment and accessories have been invented which have made our blackmagic camera A BIG Camera or setup.
We can use following tools

Lenses
Battery and power options
Memory Card
Cage
Shoulder rig with matte box and follow focus
Camera bag

These are few accessories which one should have with blackmagic camera.Check following links, definitely you will get some helpful information
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/hands-reviews/blackmagic-design-d...

I am having following accessories
Sandisk memory card
Camtree hunt shoulder mount; matte box, follow focus are also included. And A box and power cable was free with it.
http://www.thecinecity.com/eshop/CAMTREE-HUNT-CH1-BMC-EX-BLACK-MAGIC-CAMERA...
Cineroid Viewfinder
Monitor
http://www.thecinecity.com/eshop/Proaim-Pro-LCD-003-7-monitor-kit.html
Rain Cover
http://www.thecinecity.com/eshop/CAMTREE-Rain-Cover-Wetsuit-for-BlackMagic-...


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