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  1. 4 points
    Isn't it pensive piano music and slow motion shots of your girlfriend walking through a park with a teal and orange LUT?
  2. 4 points
    A 4K micro with or without a 3.2" LCD and a NPF battery mount would've been a much more attractive proposition. Who needs 6K? I just made the leap from 1080p to 4K and the first thing I did was slap a Black ProMist filter on it to take the edge off.
  3. 3 points
    Good to hear 4:3 anamorphic, 1.33x and 2x de-squeeze, and 2.39:1 modes coming in the 6.6 update in a month or two. Sux there isn't a 1.5x de-squeeze though.
  4. 3 points
    Shell64

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I can tell you from experience that 1080p always looks organic next to most hybrid cameras 4K. Every time I shoot 1080p on my g7 it looks more organic and filmic than 4K.
  5. 3 points
    DBounce

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Can't say that this unwieldy beast of a $2500, plastic "pocket" camera does anything for me. The Sigma FP is mighty interesting though.
  6. 2 points
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    The 2.8K mode is windowed? What a waste. With this information and at this price, the P6K enters the rental category for me. $1299 for the P4K is a price that makes the headaches of BM cameras go away, $2499... ehh not so much.
  7. 2 points
    billdoubleu

    P6K: the best EF lenses

    I sketched it out in AutoCad last night. It's a 1.54 crop against an A7III sensor. I'm not sure if that's a standard full frame size but it seems like it should be close enough.
  8. 2 points
    I wouldn’t want to judge until I saw in the context of moving images. But based only on those screenshots I’d probably still meet them halfway with more saturation. Maybe not half but closer. At the end of the day, what does it matter to you? They’re paying for it. If they want fake tan skin, give it to them. Perhaps you could respectfully share your concerns, but if they want what they want, gladly give it to them. You can always create a version for your reel colored exactly the way you like it.
  9. 2 points
    Brazil has the best football team! No, Span has the best football team! You dumb idiots of course Germany has the world's best football team! It's like that. No such thing as "best color science". Color is subjective.
  10. 2 points
    The 6k is definitely the uglier sibling.
  11. 2 points
    I get on my Knees every night and pray for Emanuel. It has not seemed to help. I guess Meditation is sort of a waste of time if that doesn't work. I guess I have reached a point of my usefulness on here as it falls on deaf ears. It changes but remains the same. I will leave all of you to you. Some deserve the others. Some pay the price. Such is life. Some learn, others continue the same. It has to be new knowledge learned. Why bother if not. Greener pastures abound. Good luck on your journeys. All comes to and end like it or not. Such is life. I am done here. We will all be happier lol. I see no gains, probably not alone.. 😁 Enjoy, it won't last. Never does as they say. I will not be back, ever. Better things in life to spend your life on here.
  12. 2 points
    KnightsFan

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Wow, this thread spiraled quickly. Usually it takes at least 7 pages for the politics to hit full stride. I can't. It's still a while before 4k is truly mainstream. I know very few people with 4k screens, and I know no one who regularly watches 4k content. I know in select communities 4k is old news, but from what I see it's still a minority. You can make the argument that 6k is "future proof," but by the time I want to shoot in 6k, we'll have 3 more generations of cameras to choose from. From my perspective the P4K has no downsides, and half the cost. Unless, of course, the real world reviews and footage is vastly different from my expectations--if it turns out the P6K inherits the minimal rolling shutter from the 4.6k G2, then that's a good place to start making a case--but it seems unlikely. What I dislike about the new Pocket series in general is it does not seem very easy to rig up. The battery life seems poor, and an external battery would block the screen. And I don't like DSLR-style grips, which either get in the way of a follow focus, or make it hard to balance on a gimbal. I'm still hoping for an update to the Micro, but it is more likely that I'll have to turn to Z Cam when/if I upgrade from the trusty NX1. What I love about both P4K and P6K is that they really set the bar low for price by stripping away complex systems that I don't need for video, such as AF, IBIS, and EVF, while adding a lot of simple things that are crucial, like full size HDMI and timecode.
  13. 1 point
    Okay, after years of corporate funnin’ and making a living that-a-way, had some savings set aside that really allowed me to devote a chunk of a year to making a movie and then self releasing it. From start to finish, it’s all a DIY effort from just two people, myself and my wife. So we know production enough to get by, but after we jumped through those hoops and made the product, I stepped into an arena that crushed my old ignorant ass: marketing and social media. I mean, I feel like what my wife and I do as filmmakers is decent, we’re not as accomplished and polished as some in the craft, but we enjoy what we do and are proud of it. ... But basically, we got a modest little film and can’t seem to find a strategy that allows me to sell it in any financially rewarding way. I’m a cook that’s trying to plate a decent meal, but can’t figure out how to leave the kitchen. Marketing and promotions, I feel so lost and stupid. We’d love to pay a publicist 20k and make their magic happen, but all the coins went into the production budget. Now what? So, I’d like to ax you’s guys to take a peek at my online naïveté. When it comes to promotions, where am I screwing up? Is it obvious to you? ‘Kuz it ain’t to me, and I’d love some advice. Links below. They show the current efforts. Mostly FB, IG, the usual suspects. I do dislike social media and my bias is probably betraying my ambition...? What do you see? Maybe more important, what do you NOT see? Thanks for your help! https://www.path88productions.com https://www.path88productions.com/film-screenings-calendar https://www.facebook.com/path88prod https://www.instagram.com/path88productions/ https://www.flyingfurfilm.com
  14. 1 point
    Mokara

    Color science - what do you think?

    Right. Except that in blind tests photographers overwhelmingly chose the Sony colors. Canon came last.
  15. 1 point
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    No. Are you the most argumentative for no reason whatsoever? As far as Netflix... umm... yeah that’s what I said. As far as 4K? I don’t think anybody disagrees with you about future proofing. That is a solid argument in favor of 4K and the argument has been around for 5+ years, yet 5 years after the advent of 4K into the consumer market and over 10 years since Red released 4K into a cinema camera, most US Network Television is still broadcasted in 720p. So, I don’t see people pushing against it, I see some people choosing not to use it. Obviously, 4K is the future, but it doesn’t mean that 2K is obsolete because a small percentage of content ON (not created by) Netflix is in 4K.
  16. 1 point
    The small orange one (the PBC) which won't be orange has an expansion module with five buttons and a small wheel. It communicates to the PBC by bluetooth so you can split them if you want or attach into one controller. So you can have the PBC on top of the camera for example and the expander on a handle. Its a lot cooler than I'm making it sound. But of course. Probably
  17. 1 point
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I almost wonder if BM functions day to day from the money they make from preorders... joking. I actually think this is a strange camera release and they’re banking on the desire of enthusiasts and up and coming filmmakers to drink the Kool Aid. If I’m being honest, I’m almost offended that less than 2 months ago, people were still waiting for their pre-ordered P4K and then they release this. Also, what does this camera do to Ursa sales? I’m sure a lot of folks were planning or considering a jump from the P4K to the Ursa and now don’t have to. Interesting.
  18. 1 point
    Dunjoye

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    This is dope. However, I think this is way too soon and I worry that they could make the 4k obsolete very soon. Even though I haven't owned it longer than 7 months. Is this the pattern they are rolling with. They are knocking cameras out way too soon for my liking. Bare in mind the 4k was suppose to be future proof. Anyhoo looking at the image I cant really see a significant improvement. I have fallen in love with the 4K and I think it's a gem as long as you shoot within it's sweet spot. Personally this is meh. I can't see the appeal for an upgrade but having an EF MOUNT is very ideal .
  19. 1 point
    Kisaha

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I am not sold to the P6K over the P4K yet, but those 2 extra Ks can offer some framing and downscaling options. It is not like it is just a number, there are some advantages to it. Also, it is a much bigger sensor, with whatever that means for real life situations in dynamic range and low light capabilities (the diagrams show no big differences, but always real life use is what really counts). For some the native EF mount is a plus too. @mercer This is from the BM web site "You can even shoot windowed 2.8K resolution video at up to 120 frames per second with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to create dramatic, high resolution slow motion video." My interpretation is that 120 frames can only be windowed.
  20. 1 point
    sanveer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    A huge portion of the world is living on fake news. They would believe anything and anyone, regardless of the startling evidence to the contrary. They've become zombies, and you probably couldn't change their mind, if you tried.
  21. 1 point
    leslie

    Lenses

    i was out and about today, found out there was a road up to the radio tower thats on the eastern side of town from talk at the local mens shed. They have actually put in a lookout up near the top as well this may be my new favorite spot. Had the p4k with me so here's a still from it. The tokina at the 28mm end of things
  22. 1 point
    I ignore all chart tests for colour. Lab accuracy doesn't equal best colour science!
  23. 1 point
    Jonesy Jones

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Please provide evidence for any of this. Or not. I don’t care because at this point all you’ll share is fake news vitriol. What leftists have decided they can do is pick a position, scream it as loud as they can until they and everyone around them believe it’s true. If they want to punch you. Well they say it’s ok to punch Nazis. Then label you a Nazi. Then punch you. Regarding “confessed aspiring rapist” I assume you’re referring to his pu$$y comment. Which anyone with half a brain knows was said and meant as an exaggeration. Like “I’m going to kick his ass.” But I’ve never seen anyone actually kick someone in the ass. Fake news. Regarding “criminal”. No obstruction. No collusion. Fake news. Regarding “diagnosed compulsive liar” I haven’t heard this one. I mean I’m sure he lies or has lied. I would never attempt to defend this. But Hillary anyone? Fake news.
  24. 1 point
    It all depends on your perspective.... for example, if you understand that this rig is pretty minimal for a cinema camera: and that they get much bigger: People have no clue what the word 'cinema' really entails....
  25. 1 point
    I really think it’s time to drop the “pocket” designation.
  26. 1 point
    A moderator should really sweep by this thread and remove all of the off-topic politics shit. I'm here to escape from the bullshit and talk cameras. Downloading it now, I'm eager to check these files!
  27. 1 point
    My experience with ML raw is limited, but Braw is much easier to work with and you can put it straight into the NLE and go. It also has half baked luts, so you have a near perfect SOC file with all the luxuries that come with raw. Ive also found its less noisy and often more forgiving that ML raw, but like I said my experience with ML is limited and it’s entirely possible I’m doing it wrong.
  28. 1 point
    Thank you so much, i was searching for something similiar for a very long time!
  29. 1 point
    As an LX100 (Mk1) owner, I'd agree with that. It's a great camera for stills, and pretty good for video, but it's compromised in various ways to keep it small - the LCD is fixed (and non-touch), the LVF is small, it only uses part of the micro-4/3 sensor area (so it's not really a micro-4/3 camera), the power zoom can be jerky and difficult to set exactly, and the lens is a bit prone to flaring. It's a great camera for its intended (enthusiast compact) market, and I like mine, but it's not a GH4 + 12-35mm F2.8 combo equivalent... These days I'd probably buy a GX80/85 + 12-32mm 'pancake' zoom kit instead, and put a (cheap, lightweight) 25mm F1.7 lens in the bag for really low-light situations.
  30. 1 point
    Jonesy Jones

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Not that I’m a triggered snowflake, but the double standard is too frustrating to stay silent on. I get that many here hate Trump. This is ok. Freedom of thought and speech is healthy. So in that sense, fire away. But check this out... I couldn’t stand Obama. Still can’t. But imagine if I called him “the brown man”. Triggered much? See my point? Even though I’m ALL for freedom of speech, I’m also pro civility. Be respectful. I would never use the above phrase because I know there are various opinions and various sensitivities. It’s disrespectful. So I apply the golden rule and play it safe in my words so that we can dialogue and still remain civil. Otherwise a 5 page thread on a new camera has turned into a political thing and...
  31. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    When you open the Pocket 4K box, you only need to add a lens and a memory card to shoot with it. If you want to add extra power, support, external monitoring, microphones etc to it then the package cost will go up if you don't already own that stuff. But exactly the same could be said of any interchangeable lens camera though. And it won't be any different with the Pocket 6K so I'm not sure what you are getting at here with regard to what I said mate, which was about used prices of the Pocket 4K getting lower ?
  32. 1 point
    Sure.. Same thing in the states. Manhattan and New Orleans is exactly the same. People look the same, eat the exakt same food, listen to the exact same music, its the exact same climate, exactly the same dialect.. oh wait..
  33. 1 point
    Emanuel

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    US was not on topic. Only entered because of EU changes we face today and affects camera supply too, hence the topic. No one here was trying to contradict Donald aka webrunner5 in his personal ramblings. I don't even discuss his thoughts, private experience and the whole of his posting content. When we comment this or that aspect, it doesn't mean we refuse everything the poster is saying. We can agree or disagree with a fewer part or not in a greater or less extent. No problem on that. The beef rises up at times when we intend to believe we know what the other side is or knows about something. Better to not presume anything. Some people can even live in more than a country or continent or reaching contact with a diverse range of distinct realities more or less closer to us. Why to think we know more than the other? Why to believe we are the expert on some topic or context? Or the alien must have fewer information, otherwise why he or she is called alien?? : D What do we know about whom we're talking to? Hard to know or guess who the other side is ; ) We're just guessing too often : ) Without mention, personal attacks based on presumptions as those already read here are even more ridiculous to say the least. As a few have hinted and we two concur as part of the same angle there I'm sure, let's focus on P6K topic please. For now, I wonder how this camera can be ready to ship for soon and there's no footage from the manufacturer part yet.
  34. 1 point
    Marketing as a whole, not just social media
  35. 1 point
    Emanuel

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    This is actually a premium version of the 4K model they've decided to call Pocket. I guess the OG spirit is lost. This is more their production model but much improved. I think their best bonus is the interface and I mention it as actual user indeed. In any case, their webpage shows a mature and coherent product design, they know their job. Where else you find such offer? https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera
  36. 1 point
    mercer

    P6K: the best EF lenses

    The EF Mount and the 2.8K mode on the P6K is the only interesting aspect of this camera to me. As a side note, Metabones must be pissed off tonight. To add, the Canon 17-55mm 2.8 with it’s IS will be a good option... of course the benefit of an IS Lens will be negated by the battery lasting about 30 minutes or less now.
  37. 1 point
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    What's next for BMD? And high end cameras and does the 6K take sales away from the other BMD lineup.
  38. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Amazingly enough whether you believe it or not every state is really different, even laws wise in the USA. Different economy's, different language, different crops, mindset even. I live in what they call the Tri County Area. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky is all within 40 miles of each where I live, Indiana is only 5 miles from me. And they are are all day and night different dialect, economy, outlook, education wise, even disposition wise. Not one state is the same. Amazing difference from some. None alike money wise. From filthy rich to filthy poor. Ohio is a Industrial state, Indiana , Kentucky is a farming state. Kentucky a lot poorer over all than the others near me. It is what is is, And I love all of them. All are beautiful. on their own merits. I think Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states of them all to be honest.
  39. 1 point
    I need you to go ahead and guess that I will be a multi-millionaire by year's end.
  40. 1 point
    well done, very nice, and double focus as well. makes me think i'm a wuss wanting a single focus solution lol
  41. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I can't argue with your statements. I may have been down the street where you live. 😁 Seems like I have walked all around Greece one time or another. Lots of hills! Big hills!
  42. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Oh I am Never going to say something bad about Greece. One of the most beautiful places on earth I have been too, especially the Islands. But big time video separates the men from the boys is all I am saying. You can't Give away what you had before is the problem. It goes to auction for 100 Dollars a Pallet. Pay up or go home. Sure some people work for company's on here. Imagine the money the company you work for have tried up in this stuff. Actually unimaginable money. Just think the money BBC, ESPN, etc. has, and a few years later now it is outdated... It was 10 years or more ago before that happened when I was in it. Even then it was a Big deal. It got worse and worse. Now it is only a few years. Soon year to year. It is going to get really ugly. You are Never going to stop social media. There are too many 10 to 14 year old girls in the world. Good luck stopping them! They won't even pick up their clothes lol.
  43. 1 point
    I bought 3 P4Ks when they first came out, received sometime around last Oct. One of the three had a screen failure (glitching). They tried to repair it, then replaced it. I haven't had a single problem since. Very happy with them. Just ordered the 6K too.
  44. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    If a 1000 Dollars separates you from the competition I think you need to rethink this industry. That is chump change. Not even a good Tripod, a good Anything, let alone great.. Anyone that is half serious about making money can buy this new 6K camera and make it happen like it or not. Separates the men from the boys
  45. 1 point
    Few professions doesn't come with a pile of boring extra work For me it's the idea, planning, producing and marketing that's the fun part. The actual shooting is just a necessary evil.
  46. 1 point
    Mattias Burling

    Lenses

    A shadow is always the color opposite of the light on the color wheel. Late in the day when the sunlight is orange the shadow is blue. That's not a grade, it's real life determined by the laws of physics.
  47. 1 point
    mercer

    I’m F’in Stupid, Now Tell Me Why.

    Also, I think you may be charging too much for your rental fee on Vimeo. I assume it’s an upsell price in hopes they will just buy it but since it is on Vimeo, a lot of people would watch that on their phone, who wants to watch a long documentary on their phone? And if they do, I don’t know if they would want to pay more than .99 cents for it. With the Amazon angle, your title will appear next to other animal programs and documentaries as a whole. And a lot more people watch Amazon on their TVs, so if you decide to monetize your doc instead of the pennies per view idea, you could probably yield a lot of views at .99 cents for the rental, or $2.99 to purchase... but with Amazon you need to go through some hoops like having a closed caption file... Thanks for posting this. As I try to make my film, I constantly think about how or what I will do with it once it’s completed. Unfortunately, the democratization of filmmaking makes it a little more difficult for people’s work to be seen with all of the competition out there and so many people expect everything on the internet to be free, it’s really hard to make any money. I can only imagine. As a filmmaker, I think there’s a constant struggle between making a short film as a showpiece or making a feature for some sort of profit. Sadly, both seems to be a fool’s errand. When was the last time you heard of a noname director breaking through with either? Can you break it down into a web series, if you need to? Check our The Witching Season on IG. They made a bunch of short horror films and released them on Amazon and YouTube as a series. They got such great reviews, they were able to raise Kickstarter money to turn one of the shorts/episodes into a feature. Perhaps you could release the trailer and the first episode and use Patreon or something similar to market the other episodes to supporters of yourself or the cause. Also, are you doing any shared profit promotion with the organization?
  48. 1 point
    mercer

    I’m F’in Stupid, Now Tell Me Why.

    Interesting topic, shitty predicament. I know very little about this stuff but I did take a glance at your IG page and I don’t think you’re following enough people. Instagram is a... you “like” my photo, I “like” your photo kind of game. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that will start following you just so you follow them and once you do, they stop following you. You also need a lot more hashtags so people will come across your posts. But you have way more followers than I have, so what do I know. @Mattias Burling has a great IG page and may be able to help. Also, maybe start liking and following posts from people who host animal planet shows. I’d also assume, but unsure, that frequency of posts, may affect where you appear on people’s feed. And finally, you may want to look into putting your film onto Amazon Prime. I believe they have some program where you get paid X amount of cents for every minute watched... or something like that. Otherwise, reach out to different sites to review your documentary. Buy banner ads on those same movie review sites. Sadly, the state of indie film distribution isn’t what it used to be and it isn’t as easy as it once was to make a film and sell it to a distributor and if you do, it’s my understanding, you’re lucky to make your money back... and by make your money back, hopefully you spent less than a few grand on it.
  49. 1 point
    Jrsisson

    Deciding between X-H1 and X-T3

    One of five films created for Morrison’s in the UK (supermarket chain). Filmed on two GX80’s. Discreet, stabilised and good enough for this job.
  50. 1 point
    Trying to get nice 1080 while casual handheld shooting with an ILC is a mine-field I've been trying to cross for some time. To grossly over-simplify: All cinema cameras are out because they're either too heavy or too attention grabbing Canon non-cinema cameras are deliberately crippled to protect their cinema line Canon with ML is unreliable and has a steep learning curve The GH5 either can't focus reliably or people can't work out how to do it The Sonys all seem to overheat (although depending on what you shoot this might not be an issue) and the smaller/cheaper ones have bad RS The Fuji XH-1 chews batteries and the extra grip costs extra and makes it pretty heavy Things like the original BMPCC need a rig and becomes cumbersome (BMPCC needs external power) Going modular with things like the BMMCC requires a rig and BMMCC has almost no controls and so you can't use it to adapt to changing situations Mostly the way I see people getting around this combination is to either choose Canons soft 1080, sacrifice reliability and use Canon ML RAW, get a fast fixed-lens camera like RX100 or RX10, accept RS and overheating with a6300/6500, or accept a fixed focal length and give a big middle-finger to the whole industry and use their phone (where with up to 4k60 and 1080p240 it beats everything up to 10x or 20x the price). Or just put it on a tripod, and accept that you'll get hassled or barred from most places you go. The basic issue is that industry assumes that consumers who want convenience don't want image quality (compact point-and-shoots), consumers who want image quality only take photos (Canon DSLRs take lovely photos), or that if you want image quality then you're a pro and you can use a tripod and don't mind a huge camera. We're caught between the other users basically.
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