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    Quote Originally Posted by ted ramasola View Post
    And as an update to my original post, BM tech support finally said they found a fix to my issue and issued an RMA.
    BM tech support has been responsive in our correspondence.

    I will update when they send back the camera if the issue I posted is fixed.
    Perhaps this is why they had to shut down production, getting you to send the camera in would mean it's a physical fix and you not having sent it already means another unit is doing the same thing.

    That they've found a fix might mean production gets up and going again
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    Quote Originally Posted by ted ramasola View Post
    And as an update to my original post, BM tech support finally said they found a fix to my issue and issued an RMA.
    BM tech support has been responsive in our correspondence.

    I will update when they send back the camera if the issue I posted is fixed.
    Perhaps this is why they had to shut down production, getting you to send the camera in would mean it's a physical fix and you not having sent it already means another unit is doing the same thing.

    That they've found a fix might mean production gets up and going again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanite View Post
    Perhaps this is why they had to shut down production

    FUD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
    The thing is, thousands of people aren't going to post on a forum to report their camera is working as expected and they are happy with it. 90% of the time people post reporting a problem. That problem can be user error, or perhaps an issue with the camera. If you are only going to base your opinion of a camera on the few people who report issues on a forum, then you are going to get a very skewed opinion.
    I've had my BMPCC4K since mid-December, I'm shooting with it and having zero problems.
    No.
    Not unless it's a Canon.
    You should look in a C200 forum sometime.
    Way better satisfaction, lack of bugs, etc posts.
    No battery issues, great autofocus.
    I'll stop for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWlover View Post
    No.
    Not unless it's a Canon.
    You should look in a C200 forum sometime.
    Way better satisfaction, lack of bugs, etc posts.
    No battery issues, great autofocus.
    I'll stop for now.

    I'd say it depends on the price bracket with Canon, unless your paying out you get very restricted. I'll pay 1300 and put up with the hassle for ProRes, brawl, raw etc but I also have a Canon 70d it has its purposes too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWlover View Post
    No.
    Not unless it's a Canon.
    You should look in a C200 forum sometime.
    Way better satisfaction, lack of bugs, etc posts.
    No battery issues, great autofocus.
    I'll stop for now.
    You are completely talking out of your imagination.

    Dead C200 after 3 weeks:
    https://www.slashcam.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=920753

    Can't get a signal out of his HDMI ports of two C200:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...-HDMI-Problems

    C200 sends out magnified image over HDMI
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ost_1986718244

    CMOS pixel smear in some high contrast situations:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...0-Sensor-Issue

    And C300 freezes while trying to record onto two cards simultaneously:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...-I-don-t-wrong

    When I got a demo C200 from my dealer we had big troubles to get it work reliably - the touch screen constantly froze after going through the menus.

    In 2004 I had two Canon XM2 which both developed the dreaded remove the cassette problem. We had to send them in for service twice. While the Sony tape cameras never had that kind of problem.

    In 2008 my Canon XH-A1 died after a few months usage - the electronic board went bad. Got it replaced by Canon for free, but it took me a while to trust the camera again.

    Later both my XH-A1 and XH-A1s developed stuck pixels all over the sensor when filming at +6dB or higher. The XH-A1s although the newer model was much worse than the older one.

    I am not bashing Canon, it is just clear that every camera can fail or have its issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Niessner View Post
    You are completely talking out of your imagination.

    Dead C200 after 3 weeks:
    https://www.slashcam.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=920753

    Can't get a signal out of his HDMI ports of two C200:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...-HDMI-Problems

    C200 sends out magnified image over HDMI
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ost_1986718244

    CMOS pixel smear in some high contrast situations:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...0-Sensor-Issue

    And C300 freezes while trying to record onto two cards simultaneously:
    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...-I-don-t-wrong

    When I got a demo C200 from my dealer we had big troubles to get it work reliably - the touch screen constantly froze after going through the menus.

    In 2004 I had two Canon XM2 which both developed the dreaded remove the cassette problem. We had to send them in for service twice. While the Sony tape cameras never had that kind of problem.

    In 2008 my Canon XH-A1 died after a few months usage - the electronic board went bad. Got it replaced by Canon for free, but it took me a while to trust the camera again.

    Later both my XH-A1 and XH-A1s developed stuck pixels all over the sensor when filming at +6dB or higher. The XH-A1s although the newer model was much worse than the older one.

    I am not bashing Canon, it is just clear that every camera can fail or have its issues.
    The failure of BM cameras is more the norm than the exception.
    The failure of Canon cameras is the exception not the norm.
    Any camera can fail is poor a poor attempt at wordsmithing.
    Reviewer after reviewer had to send back their BMPC 4K because it wouldn't power on, would squeal, the list goes on and on.
    You have to hunt and hunt to find a Canon failure.
    BMPC 4K and other BM failures are right there in your face.
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    I see more people that say they have a problem like "is this a bug or I found a bug" that are then shown its not a bug or problem and they then say "stupid me, I had a wrong setting". There are certainly problem cameras, especially with one so popular, but everyday there's user error mistakes that warp perception of how many real issues exist. I find user error more prevalent. I see that right in my face.
    Last edited by mico; 02-24-2019 at 11:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWlover View Post
    The failure of BM cameras is more the norm than the exception.
    Reviewer after reviewer had to send back their BMPC 4K because it wouldn't power on, would squeal, the list goes on and on.

    What are you talking about?
    Who are all these "reviewers"? Where's this list that goes on?
    Please post your statistics to prove your first sentence while you're at it.

    Everyone I know who has one - we have two - has nothing but praise for the camera.
    We haven't had a single technical or physical issue in months of heavy use.

    The P4k is a runaways success, so much so that it's been straining production since it was launched.
    But somehow the camera that everyone wants, with thousands of orders continuing to pour in, with people snatching them up at inflated prices if they find them, with the actual users doing nothing but shower them with praise - is somehow flawed and riddled with isuues.

    This is just B.S.
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    RAWlover is obviously miss informed, gong by the so called “Vlogger” reviews by people who have never used the camera, or understand howmis it supposed to be used. You hear the “squeaky” wheel, but not the remaining three doing all the work.
    Cheers
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