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  1. 4 points
    jonpais

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    How hard can it be to at least make a small effort to try to match the shots from the two cameras? The one on the bottom is from the video, the one on the top a two-second color correction. In the video, I'd almost say they tried their hardest to make the GH5 look ghastly. No wonder what they saw were thin skin tones with little to no gradation. Even checking the vector scope, it's plain to see that their grade is far too magenta.
  2. 3 points
    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. 2 points
    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.
  4. 2 points
    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.
  5. 2 points
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    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.
  6. 2 points
    So I'm wondering, if you go this route don't you lose access to the nice BM user interface? This one of the selling points for me actually. If you cover the screen with v mount and add an external monitor is it still possible to easily make camera setting changes? I get your point though, but it seems like we're going to need another solution. I think there is a wide open market for "creative" power solutions. Make a rosette side handle that doubles as a battery. Or a quick plate that is a battery.
  7. 2 points
    Inazuma

    Sony a7 III discussion

    Just out of curiosity, why is this thread pinned?
  8. 2 points
    Chrad

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    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 done here is add a hinge for the screen and then this would be a non-issue.
  9. 2 points
    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.
  10. 2 points
    IronFilm

    Filming from a helicopter

    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.
  11. 2 points
    That footage looks like crap. That looks like Sony A6300 1080p footage!
  12. 1 point
    This is a quick discussion on the gear that I used to film GO Colombia which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/JhChJh5cOUE
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    @webrunner5 wan’t joking when he said Sony’s colors are becoming almost more Canon than Canon. 😂
  15. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    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?
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    Attila Bakos

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Nice DR straight out of cam:
  18. 1 point
    Lol yeah. Had the MKIV too, but I think they improved the AF from the V. I have a Crane Plus gimbal which is the smallest weight they have that still accepts an A7III like body + lens. The M + RX100 combo must be much more light for sure.
  19. 1 point
    seanzzxx

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    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
  20. 1 point
    How was the RX100 AF tracking in video and which version did you have? In Cuba I had the older one with same slow mo but before they put the improved AF. I remember it was a big pain. At this time the A7 R II (considered shit for AF today) was better even though it still was a pain. Also, I agree the RX100 is a cool setup. But since I need anyway a proper sensor for stills, I would rather have an A7S III type of camera which is still decently light for travel.
  21. 1 point
    I totally accept that the BMPCC4k image will be more robust and gradable with Prores and Raw than the images from my GH5, but overall - especially with viewing on Youtube and other streaming sites - there's not much between the cameras when it comes to the final product, as long as you know what you're doing. The Blackmagic colour science is lovely, and much better than the native colour from the GH5 or Sony A7III, but those two can be graded to have a good look too. I've been playing with @Sage's GHa luts and that give the Panasonic a nice feel, and for me, Feel was always the thing that brought me to Blackmagic cameras. Perhaps it's because when the original Pocket came out the look and feel was so far away from any other small camera, while now it seems to be more of a level playing field.
  22. 1 point
    Just a heads up guys, Amazon UK has Samsung T5 drives on sale. Im still undecided on the media ill be using yet.
  23. 1 point
    jonpais

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Film Convert?
  24. 1 point
    MattH

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Not a chance I would waste my time watching such a boring slow motion shot. I stopped after 10 seconds. Its people walking. Why do I need to see it in slow motion? How long does the video last anyway?
  25. 1 point
    austinchimp

    Filming from a helicopter

    Like some of the other guys I've done a lot of shooting from fast moving boats in rough conditions. To be honest sometimes a gimbal is more likely to get in the way. It depends if you absolutely need completely stabilised floaty footage. I've actually found that a GH5 with a dual IBIS lens does a surprisingly good job, particularly in slow motion - 50fps and above. You can add a bit of warp stabiliser later and it will usually look great. If you're going to be using a long zoom lens then maybe a gimbal might become more useful, but again it will be a bit of a pain. Like Kaylee said, don't underestimate how difficult it can be to be in a moving, unstable environment. Don't put yourself in danger, and be prepared for shifts of gravity or balance that could make you fall into something, or out of something! I'd also recommend taking a gopro or two to document your experience, attach it inside the heli to record you shooting, and maybe put it on the top of your camera to get a lens shooting perspective. Might not be useful for your project, but will be a great record of your experience up there!
  26. 1 point
    JordanWright

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Ive just bought 4 Canon LPe6 batteries but with a majority of the long form stuff I shoot, we are use lights and an audio recorder anyway so Ill just plug the camera into the wall.
  27. 1 point
    kye

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I'm downloading it. If anyone has any questions or requests for things I can (quickly / easily) do in Resolve, just ask A three minute film is a good length.. just edit in-camera like first year of film-school and you'll be set!
  28. 1 point
    kye

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Having two cameras is handy.. for the price of the RED anyone could have 3, 4, 5, or more P4K rigs, and those combined would probably be comparable in terms of weight and size. My take-away from Calebs video was that he thought that buying the RED was a mistake because of a number of reasons, most of which the P4K doesn't suffer with. I understand I'm not waiting anymore. I've had a few people recommend I get the EM1 mk2 over the GH5 because of the IBIS, but I'm not sure because the Oly has some other limitations. Either way, I've got some vintage lenses and adapters on the way, and I'm planning on buying something this week. I leave for India in about 3 weeks and was going to shoot it with the GF3 but the wife talked me into upgrading before the trip instead of afterwards when I was planning on it, so that the footage from the trip is nicer. "Cinema" and "Pocket" are both in the title, and let's be honest, it's reaching for both. Cinema is a stretch because it doesn't have SDI outs, and a range of other things that a Venice or RED or ARRI would have. Is it fair to compare the $1300 camera with a $100K camera because it has "cinema" in the title? No, so we're not doing that. That kind of a comparison is unreasonable because the cameras are for vastly different users and offer vastly different features at vastly different prices. And yet because it has the word "Pocket" in the name we're comparing it to genuine pocket cameras. I say that kind of comparison is also unreasonable, also because the cameras are for vastly different users and offer vastly different features at vastly different prices. Then we compare it to cameras that neither claim to be pocketable or to be cinema cameras, and don't have the features or form-factor of pocket or cinema cameras, like the A7III or 5D or GH5, but somehow this is a fair comparison for batteries. And we do so because we don't want to buy a few extra and carry them in a bag with the lenses, filters, and media cards that we are inevitably carrying around, or if we want long battery life we're not willing to buy an external solution? If it came with 10 spare batteries, a V-Mount with mounting hardware, and cost a few hundred extra then people would moan that they're paying for things they don't need. If it came with a larger internal battery then people would moan that it was too large. All this talk makes me wonder if anyone understands the concept of things being "modular". In terms of everyone having their own preference, I think it's designed perfectly - it can be used in either a small setup or a large one, making this the flexible approach to meet everyones needs. Making it heavier to hold or requiring a larger gimbal for those willing to swap batteries and wanting a small and light setup is imposing your views on those users.
  29. 1 point
    IronFilm

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    BINGO!
  30. 1 point
    jonpais

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I watched that video last night in fact, and it was pretty good. But I continue to stick to my position above. Just months after the release of the a7 III, suddenly the entire industry is into FF mirrorless. I predict the next step will be RAW. And both you and I prefer long battery life (one of the issues with the Red), IBIS and AF - or am I wrong?
  31. 1 point
    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!
  32. 1 point
    tekeela

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Oh really am I beeeeiiing sarcaaaaastic?
  33. 1 point
    tekeela

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Oh really? The camera that doesn't fit in your pocket isn't really a pocket camera? Hot take.
  34. 1 point
    thebrothersthre3

    Best 120p camera 2019

    Yeah it was in the OP, he said later that the Z cam was too large, so that crosses off any cinema type cameras.
  35. 1 point
    newfoundmass

    Best IBIS in the business?

    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 using it more for video work in general. They just have more video features than Olympus, though if Olympus ever came out with a GH5 equivalent I'd seriously consider it over the GH5.
  36. 1 point
    ReinisK

    Filming from a helicopter

    I've filmed from a moving boat, not a helicopter. I would think it's similar to a helicopter, but harder, depending on the waves. On a boat, a gimbal is a must. If you have a good gimbal, then ibis is not so important, but definitely welcome. GH5 has a better ibis, than the a7mk3, as far as I know, haven't done a direct comparison though. If I would have to do this, I would definitely get a good gimbal. If there really is a risk, that the gimbal might just stop working, then GH5 for sure because of the better ibis.
  37. 1 point
    ntblowz

    Best 120p camera 2019

    E2 is probably the best since it does 4K 120P.
  38. 1 point
    Such ludicrous speeds are unheard of in the world of FF lenses.
  39. 1 point
    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! :)
  40. 1 point
    What the heck? Titanium cage ($10,000) Gold plated HDMI clamp ($750) Brazilian leather EVF cup ($5,000) 😂
  41. 1 point
    kye

    Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    For me it is a simple equation.. if you want IBIS for use with MF / vintage / cine primes then this is the camera. I think that "50 reasons" video is quite compelling.. partly because it wasn't 7 reasons, and because the reasons were "it has feature X and P4K doesn't", not the usual "feature X is 7% better" that these videos are normally full of. The fact that "It's also a stills camera" was only one of the reasons was quite telling I think!!
  42. 1 point
    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 different opinion will start to dislike you - even though the audience should care more about the person, rather than whatever gear he is using. But the saddest thing is that I see people with great content, and they can't grow much, because they don't base their content around gear itself (which is how I've found them in the first place, which makes it even more ridiculous) Maybe I should invest in an A7SIII as soon as possible, and do a decent review about it just to get going. That's how ridiculous this actually is.
  43. 1 point
    @Alt Shoo would love to see your footage with your beast:)
  44. 1 point
    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 G9 hasnt sold well). So Panasonic are going FF mainly to try and capture the pro photography market. Comments about 'best possible codec' are entirely meaning less and cant be conflated into 'internal raw recording' - noone is going to say that they plan to have a 'crummy video codec.'
  45. 1 point
    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?
  46. -1 points
    A7S III "professional add-on units" detailed: Video Vertical Grip (1500USD) Video Interface Unit (2500USD) AXS-R7 Memory Recorder (7500USD) XLR Audio Jack (500USD) 8/10bit X-OCN RAW output
  47. -1 points
    Sony is not bringing out the a7siii right now in part because they are trying to entice video orientated users to buy the a7iii. If they bring out the a7siii too fast, they would lose a7iii sales - video orientated users would just buy the a7siii.
  48. -1 points
    4K 60P full readout, 4K 120P 1:1 crop.
  49. -1 points
    What's BS about that? The add-on unit(s) allow A7S III to interface with AXS-R7. The previous post was a rundown of total cost for full blown RAW workflow. I wouldn't even call it rumour, as it's part of NDA lifts, we'll see more soon.
  50. -1 points
    It is going to. With the add-on units.
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