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  1. I think this thread needs a reality check, and luckily Caleb Wojcik just posted one. Some of the points he made were: He loves the image but the camera is a pain to use and so often stays at home in favour of his 2 x C100 mk2 It was expensive, and the battery life, proprietary accessories like touchscreen, storage, media readers, handle, chargers, and everything else cost about $25K US about two years ago In fact it was so expensive that he left it locked up because of fear of using it (despite having insurance) It's hugely heavy and impractical to use,
    6 points
  2. I haven't watched any BMPCC4K footage yet. No videos, no test, no reviews, no nothing. All ive seen is the thumbnails in this thread. Never pressed play. Because I was afraid it would spark an unbelievable case of G.A.S. And I was so proud of myself for canceling my preorder (was among the first in line). Then I decided to download the tif-file above. Playing with it in Lightroom was ok. Feels like a decent image. Until you realize its a video frame... wow! The quality is pretty darn crazy. The noise is.. not there. Mind officially blown.
    5 points
  3. There are now 4 more films that have been uploaded to the Official Blackmagic Design Gallery for the Pocket 4K. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera/gallery
    4 points
  4. As mentioned in the episode, when we switched to shooting 1080P I also switched to the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS. The EF-S 17-55mm was only used for the 4K sequences.
    3 points
  5. Why the hell did he buy it in the first place? Surely you would realise all this before spending $20,000 dollars on something. Clearly more money than sense. Really if he was honest he could sum up his video with "I thought I was a cinematographer but then I realised I was a videographer" Its pretty ridiculous when you think about it. Its like a taxi driver buying a Ferrari and then posting an earnest video explaining all of the reasons why it wasn't right for his taxiing as if people would be surprised. Rich people problems. Though you wonder why someone who could aff
    3 points
  6. At least I’m not worried about battery life... my cFast card (128Gb £275) records for three minutes (UHD raw uncompressed 60fps). And I’ve got six Canon LPE6s so I should be ok. Said in jest, obviously. I’ll never record uncompressed raw. And I have 2 500Gb T5s on order. But the other half did seem pleased that she wouldn’t have to sit through more than 180s of my cinematic holiday films!
    3 points
  7. I’ve been messing once again with using my EOSM as a Digital Super 8 camera and I’m pretty happy with the results. For the video below I used the following setup. 6mm f/1.2 Pentax TV lens (paper shim between lens and C mount-EOSM adapter, for infinity focus) Tiffen Digital Diffusion 5 filter (reduces moire artefacts) EOSM with latest ML build 18fps override (exact) 5x zoom 12bit lossless RAW 4:3 aspect 1440 x 1080 i just used the aperture ring for exposure, rather than ND, as it seemed more authentically consumer Super 8. This video has effects applied - Fil
    3 points
  8. BTM_Pix

    ID Theft - A Reminder

    Scary stuff. Glad you got it sorted. I was a victim of something mysteriously draining my bank account recently myself and here I am on my to tell my wife that our account must have been hacked.
    3 points
  9. No, I have the camera sitting right in front of me right now. Let me just show you how to grade it. In fact I'll have a book on it ready by 9am tomorrow!
    2 points
  10. Yeah they really showcased some amazing footages. I also admire the filmmakers for being brave enough to shoot with the Sigma 18-35 under snowy conditions and on the other one at the beach where salt water and sand can possibly get into it
    2 points
  11. This is a really nice testament to how resolution really has gigantic diminishing returns when it comes to perceptual image quality. Manufacturers should be investing in things that actually matter such as color-depth, color-science and dynamic range. This footage looks like it was shot on a 2010 handycam, except with somehow worse color-science.
    2 points
  12. Nice. But could have been shot on any modern cam over $1000.
    2 points
  13. I have mine. Made sure it has a return policy Since the 80D and 6DII have some of the worst 1080p images on the market that wouldn't even have impressed vs a GH2 6-7 years ago, it's not hard to kick one in the nuts. I do like Canon's colour science and sure, not everybody will notice how soft the full frame 1080p is. It's no better than a 5D Mark III (again of 6 years ago). The 4K is where it gets interesting. It's actually a very nice result when paired with the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8, but the major reservation I have is the rolling shutter. I don't know if it's because I'm use to
    2 points
  14. It shouldn't be overlooked as a big pro that the Pocket 4K is a video/cine dedicated camera. Honestly, when using a GH5 I'm bothered by all the photo menus and controls I won't ever need to use. The P4K has got nice, beefy connections, a good menu and just the necessary buttons, I'm certainly will be more confident operating it than any hybrid camera.
    2 points
  15. I don’t even know who that Caleb guy is... I suppose I should? But it is isn’t rocket science... he never needed a Red. Half the people buying the P4K, doesn’t need one and will be disappointed and I’ll happily buy it from them sometime next year... haha.
    2 points
  16. The dynamic range is impressive. This shot is waaaaay underexposed and still "just" ProRes. But it can be lifted easily
    2 points
  17. Just out of curiosity, why is this thread pinned?
    2 points
  18. My take on it. All cinema cameras I know of have a built in screen of some sort (there probably are those without any screen as well). Many of which cant display the image at all. Its for settings only. On the Blackmagic cameras however they can also display the image so you could, when needed, use only it, I view the screen as I do the battery. It is a Cinema Camera. Cinema Cameras use external power. However BMD has built in an internal hot swap battery in their cameras. Ment to keep the camera going when changing power source. So in a pinch you could use it. And on some of the
    2 points
  19. Isn't the whole point of the big monitor that this is a pocket camera and you don't need an external monitor? If you need to rig up a monitor to mount external power without some unorthodox rigging whatsit designed to prevent blocking the view of the screen, then the rear monitor is just a waste of space and energy. Or are you saying this isn't a real cinema camera because they included a screen on the back? Broken design: halfway between a cinema camera that requires rigging and a low form factor device, in ways that are trampling on each other. The least they could have don
    2 points
  20. The Z7 is in stock here. They are few at the time but at least one store per day seems to have one or two. The Z6 might be more popular though. But we have also had no shortage of the D850. How is the Nikon distribution situation in Asia, Australia, Africa, etc? Anyone with local knowledge? The Nikon distribution is a bit of a mystery. Even the rumor sites haven't been able to get an answer to why the US didn't get a decent stock of the D850.
    2 points
  21. I still find it funny that reviewers of the old BMPCC pulled out the word "pocket" and pretended it belong with the RX100x. IMO, its a Cinema camera. A pocket sized cinema camera. No matter how much you say that lenses, batteries etc makes it bigger. That does not take away the fact that this is a cinema camera. A pocket sized cinema camera.
    2 points
  22. Make sure you secure the camera body to your body! You do NOT want to drop that. Likely for health and safety reasons they'll make you do this anyway. I was made to do this when I climbed up the SkyTower.
    2 points
  23. Lol, welcome back to 5y ago with 1080p. By the way, from all videos I have seen it seems to me Z7 AF is actually better than EOS R for video. Everyone assume Canon DPAF is always the best but it does not seem that good in the R compared to other Canons. On the other end, the Z7 people had low expectation yet some footage are incredible AF wise
    2 points
  24. That footage looks like crap. That looks like Sony A6300 1080p footage!
    2 points
  25. From wedding shooters: Metabones SB XL & Viltrox with Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 & Sigma 50 f/1.4: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and Samyang 16mm T2.2: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 coupled to Viltrox adapter: Fuji 8563 RL film stock simulation: Last but not least, from Filippo Chiesa:
    2 points
  26. I ordered at 19:10 (UK time) and CVP told me that my order falls within the first 20. They also don't know when they will get another shipment. BM should of just said it was a October release then we would all be praising that they managed to get 1 or 2 out in September
    2 points
  27. Sage

    GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    @kye Indeed, it would be either VLog, HLG, or Cine-D (with specific settings) 1 In post, a PRE matching the format of the footage (& NLE) is first applied 2 the WB is then corrected with the dedicated WB temp/tint tools of the NLE (exposure wouldn't be corrected here, as it will impact the accuracy of the conversion) 3 Then the conversion is applied, followed by the grade/correction for under/over exposure
    2 points
  28. I've been doing more testing and have narrowed it down to problems with DNxHR. When recording in ProRes, any values outside of 16-235 aren't displayed on the Ninja's screen, but are indeed saved in the recording, so behave just like in-camera recordings so no detail is lost as it can all be recovered. When recording in DNxHR however, values outside of 16-235 are lost resulting in heavy clipping. I'm not sure why this is the case - whether it's a bug, or whether DNxHR doesn't actually support 0-255 ranges or something, but they need to provide a fix of some kind, even if that's a 'remap to 16-2
    1 point
  29. Great comparison and really shows the lovely images the Pocket4k produces and what I'm seeing with mine. Much richer images compared to the GH5. Secondly, and what I've been saying all along is that a camera only produces a certain percentage of the 'cinematic look' everyone is so hung up on. Most people who want 'cinematic' here, also want autofocus and IBIS but neither of these features lend themselves to 'cinematic' qualities. IBIS only does so much and you still get a small amount of jitter here and there. Same as AF, it's never perfect with electronic SLR lenses and nothing screams
    1 point
  30. The problem with tests like these is they may as well be a review of the tester's grading skills. Ever since RAW and LOG first came out we have had the same issue - are we watching badly graded footage or is the camera to blame?
    1 point
  31. The Z7 is far superior to the A7R III, and I own both. Guess which one will soon be available on eBay
    1 point
  32. Snow & ice sealing test in their freezer!
    1 point
  33. The dynamic range is so nice. Happy with my XT3 right now though.
    1 point
  34. Nice DR straight out of cam:
    1 point
  35. Do you think the top four videos in this gallery could be? Aside from maybe the 'Color of Light' one. Genuinely asking. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera/gallery
    1 point
  36. Just a heads up guys, Amazon UK has Samsung T5 drives on sale. Im still undecided on the media ill be using yet.
    1 point
  37. I did make exactly that point in the last line though? "I think the video could equally have been called "Why I Don't Need A 4K RAW Cinema Camera Irrespective Of How Much It Costs" as when it comes to the most important aspects the only difference between the two is where the decimal point is in the price." Again, I did actually mention that as a difference in favour of the BM though ? "No built-in XLRs - Its singular but obviously different there."
    1 point
  38. Which bits Jon? I've said a few things In terms of me moving away from AF, it's a complete change in philosophy. I'm moving from wanting a camera to record whatever shots I can see (and therefore being really flexible), to having a camera that I love the images of and then just accepting that it won't capture everything I want. In that sense, I think I want manual primes, and potentially vintage ones. Once I switched philosophies in my head I worked out what that setup would look like and it makes sense that approaching my work in a different way would mean the equipment would be qui
    1 point
  39. @Matt James Smith Very nice! I think you've nailed the Super 8 look. The rolling shutter jitter when the camera shakes at the end is the only thing that hints the footage might be digital. Nice job! Thanks for sharing the video and the settings!
    1 point
  40. IronFilm

    ID Theft - A Reminder

    Oh I already have this set up (if you send anything to @IronFilm.co.nz it will still get to me even if it isn't one of my usual regular email addresses @IronFilm.co.nz, I set up all my websites and hosting myself), I just need to do it. Probably can't be bothered changing it for my many existing log in details, but for new ones? Yup!
    1 point
  41. Oh really am I beeeeiiing sarcaaaaastic?
    1 point
  42. It lasts longer than the original BMPCC. Hey it is headed in the right direction. ?
    1 point
  43. Yeah it was in the OP, he said later that the Z cam was too large, so that crosses off any cinema type cameras.
    1 point
  44. Olympus is the best but Panasonic is very close behind. Olympus looks more natural compared to Panasonic; sometimes you get weird warping with the Panasonic depending on the lens, etc. though that's generally only when you move / shake too much. They're both definitely tops when it comes to mirrorless ILC. I've never been impressed with Sony's ibis and never used The X-H1. I don't have any experience with iPhones, but the stabilization on my LG V20 is generally pretty bad, though it's acceptable when shooting wide. I'd probably go with Panasonic if I'm shooting with vintage primes and us
    1 point
  45. kye

    ID Theft - A Reminder

    I'd encourage you to also do it.. it's a bit of work to set it up, but once it's setup it has very very little maintenance. I auto-pay the hosting invoices and every couple of years I have to renew the domain name, but unless there's a problem that's basically it. If you have tech questions then PM me, happy to help
    1 point
  46. Jimmy G

    Panasonic Abandoning M43

    Shooting the G9 with their 100-400mm has revolutionized my outdoor nature wildlife shooting. I can now take with me the equivalent of my Canon or Sony croppers and my Sigma 300-800mm with large carbon fiber tripod and gimbal head all in a handheld package with Dual-IS, making my trekking more weight-manageable and allowing me to travel more stealthily and being ready to shoot in a moments notice. The missing "killer app" here is putting a Super35 CMOS sensor into the Panny M43 mount bodies like BM and JVC have already. Send me a prototype to field test and check out Panny folks! :)
    1 point
  47. The guy like most others is sharing his personal beliefs, take it or leave it. Honestly, most reaction videos on anything are pretty much useless, if they are not entertaining.That's even worse than holding a camera in your hand and telling your audience how great (or utter crap) it is. I do understand why they do these kinds of videos, I just think that the reason people like these is that they are a member of a camera group and it solidifies their beliefs, whatever that might be. Because if you haven't established yourself and don't love (or hate) something, people that share a differe
    1 point
  48. I don't know... the D500..
    1 point
  49. What struck me most about the presentation was how 'photography centric' it was. It was 95% about photography. The presentation was titled 'Lumix - changing photography'. There were 3 Lumix brand ambassadors - all of them photographers. When the slide with the two cameras came up - the high resolution camera didnt even mention video.... My guess is that their 'photographer brand ambassadors' made it clear to Panasonic that an M43 sized sensor simply doesnt cut it in the professional 'photography' market and that this is a market that they feel they need to be in (and I suspect the G
    1 point
  50. Even if it does make it to market, it is the worst-designed camera body I've ever seen. It makes the original Red One (a clunky, heavy, loaf-shaped turd with non-sensical UI) look like a masterpiece of industrial design. Holy fuck, who puts a screen on top? Where am I supposed to attach a handle?
    1 point
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