punkduck66

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    punkduck66
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    No one does a 5 year warranty.

    Arri do a 1 year warranty.

    For about 10% of the purchase price you can buy an extra year.

    https://www.abelcine.com/buy/cameras-accessories/camera-peripherals/arri-extended-warranty-for-alexa-mini-1-year

    And they charge you to buy licences to unlock features your camera already has.

    BMD have consistently added features at no cost. They have never ever charged for a version upgrade on DaVinci since V8 either. No subscriptions.

    JB

    I don’t know how it is in other countries, but in Norway we have something called 5-year claim right. This is not a warranty that inflict the company who made the item, like black magic, but any Norwegian seller bound by Norwegian law.

    The 5-year claim right includes repair cost, new item and/or payback up to 100% if the item deviate from expected quality or usability. It’s like an extended warranty in many ways and its quite strong for any buyer. The buyer also has the possible to use free consumer council, lawyers, that can drive the case against the seller if it becomes a problem.

    An example. If I buy a URSA12k from a Norwegian vendor and it breaks down unexpectable 4 years later, maybe sensor problem, I can try to use this claim. Some items only have 2-year claim, but that is mainly because of presumed short life expectancy.

    As for my reply to John above does that apply to business to business contracts or just consumer contracts? Most European legislation only offers those extended rights to consumer contracts and so wouldn’t apply to anyone buying the camera for their work.

    punkduck66
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    An example. If I buy a URSA12k from a Norwegian vendor and it breaks down unexpectable 4 years later, maybe sensor problem, I can try to use this claim. Some items only have 2-year claim, but that is mainly because of presumed short life expectancy.

    Yeah there’s a similar protection in Australian consumer law as well, but it’s only for 2 years generally.

    JB

    Do those periods apply to business to business contracts?

    In the UK we have 6 uears for consumer cotnracts but that doesn’t apply to business customers, so anyone using the camera for work wouldn’t have those protections.

    punkduck66
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    That’s a great tutorial, thank you for sharing. I love the tip on blurring the text. I have subscribed!

    punkduck66
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    I use my Pocket 4k (with a BMCC 2.5K as B cam when needed for interviews) for my corporate and charity promo work. For example, I was commissioned by Arrow Video to shoot an interview with the actress Lauren Ashley Carter for the new release of Lucky McKee’s The Woman on blu ray in the UK and US. For live music event coverage the low light capability of the P4K is ideal. I also work with a local experimental musician, projecting a live feed of her performance on screen in the venues where she performs. More recently, due to lockdown, I have been working on livestreaming tutorials for craft teachers and the P4K is great for that too.

    punkduck66
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    Personally my work and workflow doesn’t need a 12K. For my day to day corporate and charity promo work my Pocket 4K is enough. I would like a second as B cam but my BMCC 2.5K does ok for now when shooting in RAW (I just wish the files were smaller!). I would love to own a UMP G2 for my fiction work as I currently use camera ops who have one.

    What excites me most about the 12k is what it means for the UMP G3 or the Pocket 4k/6K G2 when the new technology and Gen 5 colour science filter down. It’s exciting to see Blackmagic pushing the boundaries and innovating with the new sensor. No matter what may be said in public, I am sure the “big brand” camera manufacturers are taking notice of the 12k.

    Long may Blackmagic continue disrupting the status quo and being the rebel in the corner 🙂

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