BMPCC4K Playback + ProRes Files Freezing
Long story short, I’m an aspiring filmmaker working on an indie movie, and I recently got the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to help out with this. Just in testing the camera, I’ve come across some issues I need help addressing:
1.) Playback on the device is freezing up bad on more than one of the test clips I recorded. I was able to determine that the clips were not corrupted, but just would freeze randomly when watching them back on the device. From what I’ve read, if dropped frames were the issue, the camera should have alerted me of that.
2.) The test clips I filmed were recorded in ProRes HQ 1920×1080 and are also having a hard time playing back on my editing computer (Windows 10), at times freezing completely both in Quicktime and in Premiere Pro. Premiere specifically gave me a bunch of random error messages. From what I’ve heard, this sounds more like something I’d expect from CinemaDNG (large file size issue), but not ProRes. And I would think Premiere being a professional software, would be able to handle ProRes files better than what I’m seeing, especially since this is just HD resolution.
These clips were filmed and stored on a new external Samsung Solid State drive, that is compatible with the speed requirements of the BMPCC4K.
Needless to say, this is pretty much rendering the camera useless at this point if I’m unable to play back or edit these clips.
I have some film shoots coming soon that I’ll need to use this for, so any help would be greatly appreciated!