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Live coverage - Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Pocket Cinema Camera

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  • CVP are taking pre-orders and claim Blackmagic are again aiming for start of July with the new Production and Pocket Cinema Cameras.


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  • The Production Camera is expected to be EF mount. No mirrorless or Micro Four Thirds version. The mount on the Pocket Camera will be active M43 and compatible with Panasonic & Olympus lenses.

  • Blackmagic's website is down (possibly due to high traffic), just as the official press release was due to be published


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[url=http://www.eoshd.com/content/10027/live-coverage-blackmagic-production-camera-4k-and-pocket-cinema-camera]Read the full article here[/url]

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Loss-less for viewing is very different that loss-less for editing.

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The Pocket camera is goddamn beautiful. I mean, wow, wow. Wow.

What an amazing machine.

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Too bad there's no 50/60fps for the pocket cam. Would've been absolutely flawless, but I want it anyway of course  :)

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A question for some of you more technically minded than me boffins out there.

Will the MFT mount on the mini camera allow the use of an adapter for Canon FD glass like a Panasonic GH2?

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Pocket cinema camera whit up coming m3/4 metabone speedbooster.. OMG!! Cant w8

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Is the GH3 still relevant?

1. Shoots slow mo

2. Bigger sensor

3. Takes photos

 

If you want to take photos with the M43 lenses you use with your BMPCC, and get the bonus of a decent B cam that can be used for slow motion work, then yes. 

But it needs a price drop yesterday.

 

Although, let's not forget that if you're so inclined, you can go to a store and take home a GH3 today. BMD have a lot to prove.

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Is the GH3 still relevant?

 

Every camera with overcrank remains relevant

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The GH3 is mass produced. Blackmagic's cameras not yet.

 

But they certainly point to the future and Canon, Panasonic, Sony, etc. will have to step up drastically if they want to have any part of this market...

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Yes the big Japanese makers will have to respond -

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At least the DSLRs still produce manageable file sizes. That still has a part to play.

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According to John Brawley the Pocket Cam will get losless compressed DNG:

 

Currently the prototype camera I have records only in ProRes 422 @ 10 bit, just like the BMCC. The plan is to add a NEW compressed RAW implementation of DNG. The spec allows for this be lossless (not lossy) and at 1.5:1 – 1.2-:1.

 

The stills won't be much good on the pocket cam either. That is a downside for me, I'll have to buy a seperate stills camera, or hold on to my Canon 5D Mark 1.

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Loss-less for viewing is very different that loss-less for editing.

 

Compressed CinemaDNG is mathematically lossless.

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A question for some of you more technically minded than me boffins out there.

Will the MFT mount on the mini camera allow the use of an adapter for Canon FD glass like a Panasonic GH2?

 

Yessir. Anything adaptable to other M4/3 cameras is also adaptable to this. 

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Yes the big Japanese makers will have to respond -

 

Doing nothing is a response. Sony's cheapest 4K camera, the FS700, will cost at least three times as much when upgraded to 4K. Canon inexplicably seems enamored with 8-bit codecs, except for their raw option, which is only 10-bit. And Panasonic's only 4K camera is a small-sensor prosumer model. If and when they release their 4K VariCam, expect it to cost between the Sony F5 and F55 and have no raw option.

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Yessir. Anything adaptable to other M4/3 cameras is also adaptable to this. 

 

This might pose quite a thread to Panasonic. The whole GH-crowd who uses the Panasonics solely for video is probably switching over to the BMPCC right now. I just did ;)

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Meanwhile on the Blackmagic forum:

http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6795&start=10

 

We don't anticipate any delays. That said, anything can happen, so I wouldn't give you an absolute guarantee if your job is on the line. Right now, we're working to improve shipping capacity and trying to fill BMCC EF orders as quickly as possible.

 

Fingers crossed! (pre-ordered my BMPCC...)

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Is the GH3 still relevant?

 

 

Panasonic better up their game with the GH4, or I'm afraid there wont be a GH5.

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Compressed CinemaDNG is mathematically lossless.

 

Not at the compression ratio they are discussing for the 4K cam.  That would be impossible.

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It's impressive and I've worked in 16mm for 30 years and it'll be great to be able to use 16mm cine zoom lenses.  But honestly, can't someone take them aside and show them what a camera looks like?  Absolutely terrible form factor.  No viewfinder for shooting in daylight and maintaining focus.  No XLR connectors or a small auxiliary connector for input from a mixer.

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