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  1. #1 New BMCC kit suggestions 
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    I'm about to purchase a BMCC for a job I have coming up - looking for some recommendations for the following bits (I'm on a tight budget!)

    • V-Lock batteries + charger - Anyone have tips on affordable batteries shipping from the EU?
    • Battery plate
    • SSDs - Currently I'm going to get SanDisk, but would consider other compatible disks
    • Cage - The Bebob looks nice but is a bit expensive, so is the Wooden Camera... was thinking the F&V - other suggestions?


    Also I've never owned my own tripod - just used to hiring - so am a bit clueless when it comes to decent packages in the sub £1000 price range - any ideas?

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    SSD - $145 Samsung 840 EVO, cheaper than SanDisk, works just as well (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...250gb_2_5.html)
    Cage - $90 Ikan BMCC Baseplate, if you decide to let the BMCC be it's own cage, being all metal with holes on top (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ase_Plate.html)
    Tripod/Head - $1250 Libec RS-450RM, pro quality made in Japan, carries fully loaded rig (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...stem_With.html)
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    For batteries I would go to GlobalMediaPro. I have 3 95Wh of the AB mount version with the dynacore plate. Runs my BMCC, Zacuto EVF + converter and 7" monitor all day. Great price/performance ratio.
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    Anyone have a link for that Ikan baseplate in the EU (preferably UK?)
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    just reviewed this $115 cage

    http://www.mediahalo.com/articles/bmccage/
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    i didnt think i needed a whole cage, unlike i did for the pocket camera, because i didnt see that they actually protected the camera much, except for maybe the letus one, so i decided to get a top handle, the wooden camera one i feel is the best, the nato, because you have all the mounting holes, all youd ever need…but i found that camtree makes the exact same one, i found it on ebay, made him a best offer and he acceptd it, about half price of the wooden camera one…then i too just recieved my ikan base plate, i liked it because it had a wide base to mount on, a locking pin, cut outs for venting the fan and it was 80 dollars at b and h photo…it came, seems very think, heavy and study…the only thing is that i cant tighten down the screws enough to get it totally play free…so im going out to get my own stainless steel screws with washers and might built up the joints with thin washer or rubber, just so its rock solid.
    there great deals on older sacthler heads on ebay too, id go that route, like a sachtler 18 or caddy. i like the old ones because they are all metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galimpic View Post
    SSD - $145 Samsung 840 EVO, cheaper than SanDisk, works just as well (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...250gb_2_5.html)
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    has anyone tried this with the 4K camera? the price is definitely right. would be an awesome option.
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    wanted to ask does this work on the 4k and will it be able to handle raw? http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Samsung-...item461bdc3f16
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    Quote Originally Posted by joots View Post
    has anyone tried this with the 4K camera? the price is definitely right. would be an awesome option.
    I'm currently using the 840 EVO series on the 4k and 2.5K. No problems so far. You'll probably want a spacer though since they are the slim drives. I only use 240/250 gig drives, I don't trust 1TB drives for camera recording yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bergstrom View Post
    I'm currently using the 840 EVO series on the 4k and 2.5K. No problems so far. You'll probably want a spacer though since they are the slim drives. I only use 240/250 gig drives, I don't trust 1TB drives for camera recording yet.
    Nice! Have you recorded a lot of RAW footage on the cinema cam with those drives?
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