November 4, 2014 at 2:57PM

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BMPCC 2.0 - What features would you want?

I'm interesting in the BMPCC V1.0 but I'm thinking of waiting to NAB 2015 to see if BlackMagic announce a 2nd gen. version. It looks like BM has been good about adding features via firmware since release.
What features are still missing? What would you want to see in a 2nd generation version of this camera that are realistic at the price point they have currently? (Yes, we'd all like 4K RAW, but it's not going to happen for $1K USD.)

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- Optical low-pass filter to reduce moire and aliasing
- UHS-I Speed Class 3 memory cards
- Larger battery
- WiFi Camera control

November 4, 2014 at 7:30PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Some good thoughts there. Thanks!

Einar Johnson

November 5, 2014 at 10:32AM

Definitely would like to see compressed video out as this way my low budget Lilliput is useless.

November 4, 2014 at 11:18PM

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Bojan Andrejek
DP / Cinematographer / Producer
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To beat a dead horse

-Higher frame rates, even 48 fps 720p or anything really

-Lens mount to be a higher on the camera so that any large lens (24-105 L series) does not sit flush with the camera body, it may be at the sacrifice of the whole pocket ascetic but it can be a pain

- 2K

- and the well documented battery issues to be improved

November 5, 2014 at 2:26PM

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Dale Leszczynski
Shooter Editor VFX
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2K would be nice indeed. Maybe even 2.5K for a little more reframing possibility in post. Like your thoughts on the higher FPS as well.

Einar Johnson

November 6, 2014 at 12:32PM

What kind of adapter are you using for your Canon lenses?

Einar Johnson

November 10, 2014 at 2:32PM

1- LowPass Filter
2- 1080p60 minimum
3- Larger sensor
4- Much less power consumption
5- Mini HDMI instead of micro HDMI
6- XAVC
7- Global Shutter with 14 f.stop DR.

November 6, 2014 at 4:42PM

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Roberto Mettifogo
Behind Cameras.
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So, you want the BMCC with 60fps. Even with as much spec as they put into a low price, I can't see them doing that for $1k while offering less at $2k.

More likely the Cinema Cam gets higher frame rates and the pocket stays at 30fps max.

Chris Preperato

February 8, 2015 at 8:14PM

I'll run with the bandwagon here: higher frame rates, better battery life, touchscreen, etc.

November 7, 2014 at 1:28PM

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for what it is and the price, all i ask for is better battery life

November 8, 2014 at 8:49PM

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Kazu Okuda
Filmmaker
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What kind of battery life to you see when filming with the BMPCC?

Einar Johnson

November 10, 2014 at 2:31PM

- 1080p 60fps (even only in ProRes would be ok!)
- Larger sensor & EF-mount

If this will happen, a huge amount of people will upgrade from their dslr because they can keep their EF glass and don't have to buy a speedbooster which adds up to costs. And remaining the possibility to shoot 60fps is a big plus

November 16, 2014 at 5:01PM

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Renze Boeren
Director / DP
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in order of importance:
1. 1080 60p
2. Professional audio pre-amps
3. 2x battery life, at least.

November 26, 2014 at 8:22PM

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Devin Pickering
Cinematographer/Editor/Composer
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+ Global Shutter and it's a perfect narrative camera. You'll be using external batteries & dual system sound in most cases anyways.

December 19, 2014 at 1:40PM

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Micah Van Hove
Writer
director/producer

Global shutter, more DR, and 2.5K resolution is what I want to see in the next release. Battery life is not important, external battery is a must in most cases.

January 2, 2015 at 3:08PM

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ozkan erden
Aerial Videographer
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Global Shutter, Same if not better DR, Larger Sensor (1.6 crop would be fine), LP-E6 Battery (I have lots of these), Shipping start of May. Sacrifice the physical size if required.

January 21, 2015 at 4:52PM

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2.5k proress

February 6, 2015 at 7:41PM

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Vincent Gortho
none
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slightly larger body with more dials and buttons
better battery life
more pixels to play with would be nice :)
higher frame rate options
touch screen
more settings options (iso, white balance, ect)
a new picture profile with added contrast and saturation (for when grading is unnecessary)

That would be enough to make it worth the upgrade for me! :D

February 22, 2015 at 8:05AM

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David Cunningham
freelance filmmaker/photographer
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