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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. This is a quick discussion on the gear that I used to film GO Colombia which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/JhChJh5cOUE
    1 point
  29. Use common sense and A7III vs A7RIII documentation and facts and you will know. What Z7 can do in video Z6 will and might even do better because 24mpx works better for video. Z7 blows the EOS R in most video aspects so will the Z6.
    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. Nice DR straight out of cam:
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. 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
    1 point
  34. Jesus Christ, those look good ... Also of course it was Film Convert, Jon Pais, thanks! Don't know why I didn't think of that, I own the software even, haha.
    1 point
  35. It looks like the Pocket 4K plays quite nicely with FC's Blackmagic Original Pocket Film profile.
    1 point
  36. I have to say that my takeaway from it was wondering why he bought it in the first place because those list of reasons in his description were all there before he wrote the cheque. I'm not sure it particularly validates the P4K either to be honest as that camera wouldn't move the story on significantly for him either in a lot of those criteria that he listed against the RED. * My clients don’t need or ask for 4K - So its no different there. * I don’t end up taking it because I’m worry about it getting stolen and it is so heavy - Obviously different there. * The batter
    1 point
  37. 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
    1 point
  38. 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!
    1 point
  39. I want IBIS and was also wanting AF until I recently changed approach. If I didn't need either then I would be all over this camera like a rash. I would just buy a few more batteries. If anyone doesn't like changing batteries then get a V-Mount and power it externally, the port is there. If some camera company turns around tomorrow and releases an 8K RAW camera that has 27 years of battery life then it doesn't change how good this camera is, or the fact that there are plenty of battery options, both for the people who want a small setup or those who want to rig it up and have a lar
    1 point
  40. @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
  41. It lasts longer than the original BMPCC. Hey it is headed in the right direction. ?
    1 point
  42. 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
  43. It’s heavy with the Sigma 18-35 on it. I can’t single hand it for very long. Second night now I have some time to play with it. Loving everything so far!
    1 point
  44. I think the A7SIII will fold out to reveal a built in A7III and A7RIII, shoot with all 4k cameras at once to create a 12k image! Could see that taking off! ? In all honesty, I think the A7SIII will have 4k60p (S35 cropped), 10 bit external, PDAF, windowed HD 240fps, few more MP and one surprise thrown in. I think they could have took the A7S III back into development due to the new Panasonic offering. In conclusion, there’s so many cameras now, that it’s not really that important anymore. GH5 going nowhere. It’s working. All is good.
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point
  46. Such ludicrous speeds are unheard of in the world of FF lenses.
    1 point
  47. Oh for Hobby. I am 71 years old. I retired a long time ago. I want nothing to do that involves work anymore LoL. Did that stuff for over 50 years. Thank god for legal drugs, ehh prescriptions. I had a Panasonic AF100A and really sort of regretted selling it. Hard to not have a Cine camera for the convenience.they offer. I have worked with, and owned a lot of ENG cameras years ago. My A7s is really nice, but not great for my big hands. I am more of a tripod guy anyhow. Running n Gunning Ain't in my vocabulary anymore! If i tried flying with a Gimbal I would fly alright, right off some cli
    1 point
  48. 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!!
    1 point
  49. Bump for one of my favorite threads! Bump, bump, bumpodito! Let´s keep those super8 raw films rolling! I can only offer some DX1 and XL1 3CCD magic:
    1 point
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