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  1. #1 BMPCC4K handheld rigging idea 
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    I've just received a test unit of the BMPCC4K and have though a lot about how I am going to be shooting with it. This is what I've came up with for a very lightweight, small handheld-rig. The top handle has mounting points for a lav / shotgun, and I don't need much more. It uses parts from Smallrig and Lanparte. Because the camera is so light, you can press it firmly against your chest / shoulder and get perfect smooth shots. It's never going to look like a gimbal, but it makes for perfect handheld-shots. When release, I'd like to use a half cage for a more firm and secure mounting point for the top handle, but for now this works fine.

    Edit: list of parts.

    - SmallRig 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod 100mm 4 Inch 1871
    - SmallRig Baseplate with Dual 15mm Rod Clamp 1674
    - SmallRig Quick Release Safety Rail (46mm) 1409
    - SmallRig NATO Handle 1649
    - LanParte Chest Pad CP-01
    - SmallRig Cold Shoe 1241

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    What do you guys think?
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    Congrats on receiving a test unit ! I suppose it's a final production unit, so it's great seeing this little monster out in the wild.

    I think your rig looks good. Only concern would be seeing the screen outside on a sunny day. Does the screen get bright enough ?
    Pocket 4K "Chaplin".
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    Another question, how do you like the build quality?
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    What mini navo handrail did you place on top there? Quite interesting to see
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    Can't wait to see some footage from this rig!
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    Love this. Regarding the shoulder pad itself, can you tell me where you bought it?
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    I plan on using the ultra-low-budget version of this with my p4k: the magicrig

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    First: I suggest to get a half-cage first if you want to attach a top handle or second monitor.
    Iīve seen destroyed screwholes at the BMMCC (top and bottom) and did not trust those holes
    Second: I want to keep it lightweight. Donīt want to add to much stuff around the camera If I donīt have too.

    i also searched for "chest suport rig" and only found those terrible designs. I donīt think it is a good idea to get the camera higher.
    (Keep the center of gravity down = more stable)
    I want it as flat as it gets. So I ordered some Cheese Rod and put a Arca Swiss Plate on it. Keeps the camera low.
    I tested it with my old BMMCC and old DSRL Cameras and the hight is perfect. I am pretty large so it is a good thing
    for me to keep the camera low. I can also add a larger cheese-rod and turn the handle up. So I have the handle from
    the camera and a left handle at the same height. I suggest to get a second handle. Unless you have the second hand
    on the lens. With a second handel you have "3 point contact" to the camera.

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    Looks good. The support I’ve imagined for these smaller cameras attaches to (or rests on) the belt. I’m tall and rarely shoot eye/shoulder level. I’ve seen a couple of cheap options that use a short monopod and belt/pouch, but nothing more substantial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fauxto View Post
    Can't wait to see some footage from this rig!
    + 1,000,000.
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