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  1. But comparing Camera A to Camera B is. And concluding BMPCs power solution is inferiour to that of the C70 or in fact almost all cameras with comparable features is legitime. Denying that shows a lack of objectivity. You might conclude for yourself that the advantages outweight the disatvantages/needed workarounds on a certain camera, but others will conclude otherwise. - some like to rig their cameras, others hate it or don‘t have the time to do - some have the time to screw on and off NDs, others don‘t - some shoot 200 five-seconds takes, others one 90 minutes take Perhaps they are. Or others might just don‘t care so much for the technical challenges and prefer to innovate more in other fields of this craft? Who knows? You seem to expect your subjective conclusions and preferences to be universally true and make the impression of lacking any understanding for varying perspectives. You‘re right and everybody else is stupid... Oh, and regarding that stupid knob you seem to bother so much about: you can most definitely simply screw it off and throw it away if you don‘t need it, just like you can on the C200 (and assumably on all other C-cameras).
  2. Pretty sure it does. All other C-line cameras have it and there‘s a MAG. button on the grip that will probably (as on all other Canons) do just that...
  3. So you say that a BMPC has a longer run time with an external power suply compared to a C70 with it’s on camera battery...? Sure, why wouldn‘t it have that? Get a V-Mount battery and the difference will increase even more... But then again, use that external power source on the C70 and the whole argument is gone. I mean, of course it‘s only hot swappable if you have two power sources... And with good reason. If it‘s not the power management of the BMPC (as your equation indicates), then it‘s the decison to use LP-E6Ns as on camera power source. Why use those small batteries for a camera with such powerfull recording options? And worse: why on earth did they decide to use a different model of batteries for their grip? If you don‘t want to use external power sources almost any camera I know lasts longer than the BMPC (except maybe the GoPros). That simply is a fact.
  4. Canon states 175 min. of recording (4K DCI 50p) with the BP-A30 battery, so 13 min less than what you state your BMCC does with a battery that has almost two times the capacity (3200 mAh vs. 6300 mAH). Pretty obvious there's a rather big difference regarding power draw, isn't it?
  5. @Run&Gun You‘re right. From the R5 manual: Set the recording method for movies. • Standard Records movies to the card selected in [ Record/play]. • Auto switch card Same as [Standard], but recording ends when the card becomes full. When you resume recording, the camera switches to the other card for recording. A new folder is created after switching cards. • Card 1 RAW, Card 2 mp4 For each recording, a RAW movie is recorded to card 1 and an MP4 movie to card 2, both with the same file number. When one card becomes full, recording is no longer possible.
  6. No dual slot recording at all in any mode if I remember correctly (don‘t remember where exactly I read that but pretty sure here on Newsshooter too...).
  7. Except I‘m not. You read way too much into what I actually wrote. I would have bought a BMPCC 6K for its EF-mount, the great codecs and framerates. But its power draw (and to a smaller degree the lack of AF) makes it unfit for my shootings, which is 90% documentary. So I gave my perspective for the person starting this thread, who is looking for a documentary camera. That’s it.
  8. Just rent one and try, then you don‘t have to relay on hearsay. Because remember...? However you turn it, Battery life of the BMPCC is still not great. That‘s all I‘m saying. Don‘t take it personal, you can still use and like your BMPCC.
  9. It cannot do it continuously since it has a 30min recording limit. But yes, it almost holds through a whole shooting day on one battery. Go rent one and try if you don‘t believe me.
  10. Battery life of < 1 hour can be considered insufficiant for certain uses. It might not be for you but certanly is for other people. That does not mean it‘s misinformation, it simply is a different perspective. And one last info: A 90D runs for 5 to 6 hours on that exact same battery. Sure, it has other shortcomings, but that was the main reason I bought it as a B-Cam instead of a BMPCC 6K. Because for me that‘s a crucial factor. YMMV
  11. Those were your words: I replied to that quote... And again, this is just some baseless smartassism. Sure, you can shoot documentaries with a GoPro. But there are better options. Is it camera snobbery when someone does not want to shoot an interview with a GoPro? But whatever, I don‘t know why I‘m arguing with you anyway. Needs, experiences and expectations can vary. Maybe we can agree on that?
  12. Ah, come on. With the C200 I can shoot for two hours straight with a BP-30, and 4-5 hours with a BP-60. And I wrote in my first reply „...not viable for doc work WITHOUT an external power solution.“ As it’s name suggests, the BMPCC is not really a Docu-Cam. But admittedly neither are the S1, XT4 and Z6. I‘m not even saying the BMPCC is a bad Camera, but battery life IS one of it‘s weaknesses and something to be aware of. Cheers
  13. 45/60min battery life for 6k/4k bmpcc according to official stats. For me that‘s way to poor for docu shooting.
  14. One thing to consider with the BMPCC: battery life is really, really poor, not viable for doc work without an external power solution.
  15. Thanks for your feedback. Pricing seems crazy high on Wistia with not much info on what you actually get for that. But no download option it seems. "Grow a community of brand advocates with Wistia" they say in their video. So focused on service for corporate stuff I guess...? I think I'll stick to Vimeo...
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