October 8, 2014 at 7:19PM

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New BMPCC?

I have been doing research on what camera to buy and I really like the bmpcc. The thing is that there a lot of people talking that maybe a new bmpcc is coming out. There were rumors because of the price drop a while back and also all the new stuff blackmagic has released.
So anybody knows anything about this? I don't want to buy my bmpcc and then comes a new one with better battery life or something else. I guess I could wait till early next year but not for longer. So if anybody knows something or have an opinion is all welcome.

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Always will be better models, etc but this is a war house very tiny but very functional... :D

October 9, 2014 at 1:46PM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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The BMPCC is always worth the money, especially if you get it at the special price.
Don't know about any new Blackmagic cameras, probably there's gonna be something new in Q2/Q3 2015 but nothing official.

October 10, 2014 at 6:44PM

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Andrea Labate
Director / Cinematographer
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No new BMPCC coming soon. The sale was to clear the production line for the higher-end stuff. Grant Petty's words.

October 10, 2014 at 7:41PM

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Matt James Smith
Lintel Films
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cameras are "disposable" lenses are your investments.
if you keep waiting for the next camera you will never shoot anything.
get the best you can get now. and shoot much as you can.
get your money's worth and you will be able to determine to upgrade or not when the new one is available.

October 11, 2014 at 11:18AM

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Kazu Okuda
Filmmaker
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Agreed, just start shooting.

Kevin Greene

October 12, 2014 at 12:00PM, Edited October 12, 12:00PM

This! Good reply. Get the cheapest camera you think you can get away with. Then invest the remainder of your money in Nikon F mount lenses (and in other areas which will not depreciate so fast, such as lighting and audio).

David Peterson

November 6, 2014 at 5:59AM

Thanks everybody, I just bought my bmpcc. Just another quick question, do you think this would work as a external power solution? Anker 20000mAh 4-Port9V/12V Multi-Voltage Port
http://www.amazon.com/20000mAh-Aluminum-Portable-Multi-Voltage-Technolog...

October 13, 2014 at 4:48PM

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I have a very similar one - the black version with an LCD display for battery percentage. It dwarfs the BMPCC on my rig and attracts amusement. But it powers the camera and my audio recorder (through the USB output, simultaneously) all day. Get a coiled lead and stick it on your belt for any lengthy hand-held stuff.

I wouldn't shoot anything important without an external battery plugged into the BMPCC (or close at hand). The internal battery is, effectively, an emergency back-up. Sad but true.

Ben Johnston

December 30, 2015 at 2:02PM

The stock batteries are only $15. You can buy 4 of them for the same price and have much better ergonomics than the anker solution.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994420-REG/blackmagic_design_bmpcc...

October 14, 2014 at 3:57PM

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seanmclennan
Story Teller
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I wouldn't wait, just get the BMPCC!!

I reckon the odds of there being a BMPCC v2.0 at next NAB is fairly low (after all we would expect to see a BMCC v2.0 first?? And we haven't. Unless you count the BMPC4K as some kind of v2.0? Perhaps it is not in Blackmagic Design's plans to make v2.0 models, and instead to always concentrate on releasing radically innovative products rather than refreshing old ones).

Plus even if a new BMPCC v2.0 is announced at 2015 NAB, what is the odds you might not see it shipped until nearly 2016 NAB? All the more reason to get a BMPCC now!

November 6, 2014 at 5:58AM

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David Peterson
Wedding Cinematographer
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good lord! that Anker 20000mah is a Frankenstein. hope you got something smaller.

July 22, 2015 at 1:02PM

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