I’ve had the BMPCC since it was released but haven’t shot with it much. FINALLY had an excuse!
It was off location and I would be shooting on and off for about 6 hours. I had 3 batteries, but I didn’t want to deal with the inconvenience of swapping them out or the more likely, running completely dry. I didn’t have enough time to order one online, so the morning of the shoot I went to radioshack and picked up an 8 AA battery holder for $3, 5 pack of 9V snap connector for $3, the tip and socket to plug into the BMPCC $12 (I’m not sure if that’s the exact tip I bought, but if you bring your camera in you can make sure to get the right one, plus they may have something cheaper). So that comes out to $17 + 8 AA batteries + 15 minutes of soldering and heat shrinking + gaff tape = 12V battery.
Easily lasted the whole day! It will charge the internal battery and keep it at 100% until the external battery voltage drops to a certain point. Then you may simply run the internal battery down, take it out then run off the external directly. I never even got to that point.
The shoulder rig from Amazon is $160. Works great for what it is, although I can’t speak for the follow focus yet.
LCD Viewfinder hood is $15. I’ve only used it this one time on an overcast day…but was perfect.
Usually run mics through a Beachtec MCC-2 for $90 (to record 2 separate tracks and tweak audio levels easily). For this gig, I just ran the Rode directly in at +20. It needs a STRONG signal and couldn’t handle a lav without a pre.
LOVED this setup!