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  1. 2 points
    markm

    BMCC Review

    BMC is not a japanese manufacturer where they have years of experience putting in all the little comforts you like. If I were to give you a 35mm panavision camera and lenses you would have so many issues with ergonomics weight and lack of features. Yet most feature films are made with similar.   This is what seperates real cameramen from amatuers. For a DP and a director its about the best picture with light. Of course you can film stuff for news for other stuff but for film making you need a good tool. As far as that goes the BMC has a better form factor than most RAW cameras including an Alexa. The BMC is so simple compared to whats gone before for the same quality. Its so frustrating listening to people bash waht the BMC have clearly done so well and right.   Companies like Sony dont want the consumer to have access to this technology They could easily make something like the BMC but in an EX1 style body for about £5000 to £6000.   They wont.   The BMC might be one of a kind. and they certainly wont be getting Japanese style gimickry at this price for a long time. They may come out with a 35mm version.   Give me the BMC anyday and with a few lenses Mattebox and batterries etc I can go out and make movies to the standard of Skyfall. Anyone though with anything other than RAW wont.   If you dont want a Camera that can make film quality pay more for something that offers compression Preferably without a big sensor and an automatic overide on everything Should just say BUY a point and shoot camera and stop trying to get involved with the professionals. OR hire a DP that will do it for you. There is nothing worse than someone who doesnt understand what they are doing professing to the masses they are an expert.
  2. 2 points
    QuickHitRecord

    BMCC Review

    I try to see things for what they are, not for what they aren't. The BMC has a lot to offer for the price.
  3. 2 points
    kirk

    BMCC Review

      Good I'm not the only one to react... I'm amazed to see all the moaning, demanding and complaining. WHY didn't they do this, do that, and no global shutter, and why didn't they just make a $3000 Alexa but with raw that doesn't generate huge files, 240 fps in raw.... NOW!   I saw a nice video some weeks ago (but unfortunately can't find it again) with a guy strolling around London with an unrigged BMCC and a light tripod, a big battery in his pocket which he plugged into the camera to recharge it from time to time... no nonsense, no moaning and complaining... just getting some nice footage and enjoying shooting... It actually is possible to shoot with the BMCC!
  4. 2 points
    i have nothing for you barlow. who are you? why do i need to prove anything to you you think you know best why the fuck would i tell or show some shitter i do not know my projects. you are a bore. fishing are you serious from you fuck off : ) i was shooting super 8 scope when you where still jerking off to jilly johnston and sam fox i have had 40 more iscoramas than you have ever had destroyed my first one in the 1980s. i do not need to here pointless theory from you if it is true or not is not important. it has all been done by germans americans and french men decades ago. bottom feeding that is all. how many iscorama have you had 1 or none? why do you think i do not know about iscorama design for your info the 2 double element cylindricals where so superb that the 2 front single element focus groups could be used. but you understand all of this cos yer gonna bring down slr magic with the power of the barlow brain.<br /> out of ideas? go fuck yourself : ) did i say i had any fucking ideas am i messing people about in any way. i am not in a race i tinker and fiddle with lens i have got plenty of projects but may not bother because of cost. i may do stuff i may not it is not a big deal. feel free to blow the moving picture market wide open orson einstein. just because i don't show my stuff or sell stuff does not mean it does not exist. anyway let us agree that you know better than everyone and leave it at that. good luck with the china paper work means nothing from a legal position though.. please be gentle on us john. what has vidatlantic and slr magic and redstan ever done to you apart from ignore you.  
  5. 1 point
    Ernesto Mantaras

    BMCC Review

    Most people wouldn't choose the BMCC in that scenario, no. But the comparison was made in regards to the image quality being comparable to that of the Alexa, which is way more expensive. And you mentioned it's a consumer product, which it isn't. The price doesn't define its professional nature. It makes it affordable for the independent shooter and the low budget filmmaker.   I think that for the price it offers quite a lot, and the essential features it provides as of now allow for shooting and exposing the right way. Film cameras often give you just that and not the features we're used to on most DSLRs and video cameras, yet they fulfill their purpose. But guess what? The firmware improves and so does the camera's performance and features.   I do think it's a camera that seems to still be in a beta stage, but it pushes so much that I think no one can blame them that much. It does what no other camera in its price range does right now! And in a level that will give you material that will last for many, many years to come, even if its value should depreciate more than that of the 5D MkIII.
  6. 1 point
    Ernesto Mantaras

    BMCC Review

    If he had the budget he could alright. Because this camera delivers amazing image quality for an extremely low price, making it affordable, not consumer oriented. If a consumer was to buy one of this he/she wouldn't know what to do with it.   The only comparable cameras in image quality are REDs and Alexa, and maybe the new Sony's now. But if I had $4000 I couldn't buy any of them but the BMCC, yet I'd get that level of quality! The rest goes in front of the camera, and behind it of course. It's talent and work. And I don't see what the point is in measuring a camera's worth in the longevity of its original price, its reselling value. I don't want a camera to place it in a locker and then resell it in two years. I'm not a finance company, I'm a filmmaker. And I want the best camera I can get, one that can deliver the best possible image and one that will hold the test of time, just like film does. The BMCC is the closest to that I could afford right now, and shoot an independant film without having to deal with rentals or the budget it implies, and yet still get premium image quality.
  7. 1 point
    kirk

    BMCC Review

    Bruno, you prove my point... talking about what you would like, that you don't want to endorse their business model etc... Then simply don't buy their camera!! They choose what to make, use their business model and I'm pretty sure they knew they had to cut a lot of corners to make the product that cheap... It is their choice. Bringing the most important factor, the video quality, down to a very affordable level is quite an achievement in itself, and should be applauded. It is quite an improvement to the similarly priced DSLRs. All the extras would have cost more for sure...
  8. 1 point
    markm

    BMCC Review

    It really amazes me at how people gripe at this camera. It's form factor its lack of features It's weight.   I mean you can shoot RAW. The first RAW camera that one person could operate without a crew. Let alone its price. The weight is about the same as most video cameras and yet silly BMC made it heavier than an SLR. It doesn't have F stops in the viewfinder yet..... WHO cares Professionals will use manual anyway. It's battery only lasts two hours it just goes on and on.   Are people so spoiled they are incapable of using a camera nowadays. Maybe wait until the camera has legs and can go out and shoot the footage for you..   Just a few years ago I was struggling with a 16mm KRASNOGORSK to get a decent film look and then a Letus adapter and now we have a fully functioning BMC that does everything a PRO needs and the moaners doubters and real silliness creeps in and takes it down.   The BMC is KING and that is a fact.
  9. 1 point
    lafilm

    Best full frame camera?

    Canon 1 DX is the best full frame DSLR right now. Period.   Its 2 stops better than 5D3..and much sharper. Almost as sharp as a C300.   It's big brother, the 1 DC (availible December 26th) has the slow mo you wish for + it's the best stills camera (DSLR) in the world.
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