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    The largest online community devoted to anamorphic filmmaking.
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    Raw shooting cameras - URSA Mini 4.6K, BMCC, BMPCC and more

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    • Gear conundrum!
      Thanks for your advice everyone. After a week sleepless nights of thinking about the next step I'm seriously considering sticking to the trusty GH4 and investing in a speedbooster and fast glass. To some of you that might seem crazy considering I could almost get whatever I wanted but I've been thinking about what I shoot, how I shoot and how I like to do things and what the GH4 offers is perfect. Let me explain why and why I ruled out the other options.... THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS Canon 1DX mk2 - Ruled this out due to size and no stabilized fast primes which are absolutely essential for how I shoot (handheld mostly, no rigging as need to keep a low profile) Canon 5D mk2/3 - Same as above. If I was just focused on stills then this would be a no-brainer, but remember I'm after a true hybrid. Plus no slow mo. D750 - no slow mo (remember I want at least 100fps). Thant leaves the Sony's or the GH4.... A7r2 - Very tempting but no 100fps THE FINAL A7s2 vs GH4 A7s2 - Almost perfect. Stabilized, full frame, internal 4K, 100fps slow mo etc. Pity about 8bit out, short battery life and overheating issue (both of which really move it down my list as reliability and long battery life are essential to me too. Also, is 12Mp good enough for stills? GH4 - Long battery, crazy reliable, 4K, slow mo etc. Only downside is the smaller sensor. So here's what I'm thinking - invest in the speedbooster XL (this will get me closer to the desired look and increase low light performance). My only reservations about this is how good it will be for stills. From the research I have done it seems fine but keen to hear if anyone uses GH4 or M43 with speedbooster for stills. Also thinking to get some good fast glass like the canon 50mm f1.2, sigma 35mm f1.4, sigma 18-35 f1.8, all of which are exciting to think about on a GH4 with a speedbooster. I know they too aren't stabilized but I'm banking heavily that the GH5 will have the rumored IBIS which will solve that problem. I'll also add a Atomos Shogun to the list to boost video. Thoughts?
    • Aanamorphic lens for sale!
      That's the DS-1609 model, the WS-13 listed above is far rarer and better in many respects.  $320 USD for a DS-1609 is actually a good deal!
    • URSA Mini Getting Terrible Reviews
      I've heard none of those. 
      Remember folks - this camera has only been out for EIGHT WEEKS (give or take) and they have NOT shipped very many of them.

      NOT Problems:
      1. - The 'noise' issue. It is not FPN or fixed pattern noise. It is a calibration issue. The calibration routine runs at startup and is not re-calibrating as it's supposed to - that's why a simple power-cycling of the camera fixes it immediately. Obviously this can be corrected very easily in the next firmware release.
      2. - "Cold start" does not just mean cold weather. All electronics are regarded technically as "cold" even if they are at room temperature. This is because their temperature will always rise after being energized.

      Actual Problems:
      1. - the XLR connectors are indeed tight. It is extremely likely that BMD will soon switch to a different vendor to supply the XLR connectors for these cameras.
      2. - Audio noise on a few units has been real. Again this seems to be only a few units and is once again something that can be fixed by improving the manufacturing process.

      We all already know that every Blackmagic camera had issues like this when it was first released and that BMD fixed ALL OF IT and even added some features that were never even advertised in the first place. 
      We also know that in their price bracket ALL Blackmagic cameras provide Image Quality that is light-years ahead of ALL their competition. We know this already - and that's why everyone around the world is watching these URSA Minis so damn closely.
      Don't be the one spreading gossip or hearsay.

      The user review at the top of this page is typical of what MOST URSA Mini 4K owners are getting...namely GREAT RESULTS.



       
    • Canon 1DX II - Video Camera Perspective - Mini interview on the missing details
      I wonder what people think we did before peaking and Zebra.  When I started in TV we had no peaking, that came many years later for me. Same with a histogram, the gh3 was the first one I saw.  
    • How about another "Guess the Camera?" :)
      Good morning all! What a round that was. Lots of creative answers of anything from the Red One (on fb) to the 5Dii (which I dont have anymore). Im sorry to say that the refrigerator will go into the next round. Thats right folks, two refrigerators in the next jackpot round of "Guueeeeesss the Cameraaaa!!" (fading boxing announcement voice) Correct answer was..... A NX500 with a Nikkor 35mm f1.4 in almost no light.