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  1. 4 points
    mercer

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Please don’t advertise you’re an American, it makes the rest of us look bad. Hahaha... just kidding. I’m almost convinced Skip77 (and possibly ZachGoodwin2) are alter egos of somebody on this site having a laugh.
  2. 4 points
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Based on comparing the actual sensor size of the Pocket 6K with the JVC LS300 then from my experience the typical VSM setting on most MFT lenses would just cover it. Though even a small windowed crop mode of 5-10% with that extra resolution would be a worthwhile trade off to be able to use those lenses. You think and have seen ? Which one is it ? Your argument or one that you have seen? Either way, can you talk me through how there can be a better argument for the EF mount camera when both cameras could take EF lenses and the MFT camera can additionally use native MFT, Leica M and PL mount lenses ? Based on the arguments you have thought of/seen would your Nikon Z6 have been better to be F mount or is it better to have the shallower Z mount that opens up a whole mass of different lens options and also be able to use F mount as well then? MFT P4K users ? As opposed to what? Users of the non-existent EF P4k? You are conflating two entirely different things. These are different cameras and hence why the reaction from people who actually own the Pocket 4K has been largely muted because either they aren't that bothered about the extra resolution or prefer the extra flexibility of the MFT mount or don't want to spend the extra money to trade up the camera and the increased IT costs of dealing with 6K or some combination of all of those. And some owners have gone "great, I'll buy the 6K one and use that as well". As much as you'd clearly likely there to be a massive outpouring of rage from Pocket 4K owners about this new camera, it just isn't there because this is not a Mark II version of the Pocket 4K thats come in at the same price with more resolution, it is clearly a different camera. For anyone with a bizarre fetish for revelling in and stoking other people's outrage, I can see that that would be a disappointment but it doesn't alter the facts. Now, if the Pocket 6K had come out with an MFT mount at or around the same price then you might well have needed a few extra boxes of Kleenex and some screen wipes but thats because that would have been a Mark II version of the Pocket 4K. But then of course, that would also be related to it using the same, more flexible, mount. You can't get any detail on the P6K if you can't get your lens on it. Are we just going to gloss over the fact that you can't mount the vast majority of PL lenses on it or does that not now matter for a cinema camera ? There are flaws in a lot of the side by side tests but if we let that slide then considering its twice the price then it should really shouldn't it? Which is why its whats known as a different camera.
  3. 4 points
    As someone who has shot with a range of budget cameras (including GoPro/iPhone/point-and-shoots/etc) and put many many hours and money into learning to colour grade, I fundamentally disagree with this. The really expensive cameras with great colour give an image that you can just apply some contrast to and they look fantastic, but the worse the colour from the camera the harder it is to get a good grade out of them. Of course, it's not impossible to do so, but you have to be highly skilled, lucky, or both to get that great result. The fantastic grade on that short from the Micro has much to do with the camera, even if it was just that the camera wasn't creating an almost impossible task for the film-maker.
  4. 3 points
    Having been present at NAB when RED was first introduced, it seemed at the time to be “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” vapor ware. I worked in cinema advertising at the time, specifically post production. The Quantel eQ and iQ Pablo 4K I used to create content captured up to 4K left eye/right eye uncompressed in real-time with real-time (no render) color grades and parallax adjustments. The Pablo cost $440k. It wasn’t portable. It’s drive arrays were 10 gig Ethernet SANs. In 2008, when dealing with .r3d files, import into Quantel workstations allowed for one-light color grading on import with white balance and ISO control among other typical RAW parameters. There was nothing like RED in terms of a capture device in 2008. NOTHING. Whatever the legalities, Sony, Panasonic, Canon and anyone else made nothing like it. RED was an upstart. It killed Digital Intermediates (scanning film to DNG for dust busting, color grading and editing, then outputting the sequence of final DNGs back to film for theatrical exhibition on film projectors.) Now, cinema projectors play back encrypted Digital Cinema Packages, containing JPEG frame sequences, made from graded and edited RAW files. Digital end to end. The entire motion picture industry production, post production and exhibition industries all transformed because of RED. While I kinda want RED to lose the patent fight with Apple much the same way as I want generic medications to replace brand name due to the expiration of patents and the resulting cost savings—RED deserves credit. Just not enough credit to be aggressively litigious, and be the sole beneficiaries of the compressed raw concept forever. Let Nikon and Panasonic users benefit from internal compressed raw without owing RED prohibitive licensing fees. (But don’t let Canon or Sony because I don’t like them.) My 2¢.
  5. 3 points
    So I keep meaning to do something more elaborate for the BMMCC but never have the time but I had an hour free this afternoon to knock this together for anyone who wants something cheap and easy to base a DIY controller on. Basically, its a 6 channel servo tester that costs £15 from Amazon ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/LewanSoul-Channel-Digital-Over-Current-Protection/dp/B073XZH264/r ) and a £5 solder less VGA breakout from Amazon ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcing-map-Breakout-Connector-Solderless/dp/B07MQX1BBP ) (Yes, I've soldered the ground but thats only because mine must have been made on a Friday afternoon and they put in one side of the connector wrong ) With this, you can use the rotary pots to control four parameters on the camera so you could use it to have physical control of focus, aperture, ISO and WB etc. I've shown the solder less breakout as it makes things really easy for anyone to connect up (it has a shell to enclose it obviously) but you can just solder to a connector if you want to. Obviously you will want to use longer cables than these test ones ! The connections from the breakout to the servo board are BMCC PIN 1 > SERVO BOARD - BMCC PIN 14 > SERVO BOARD + BMCC PIN 3 > SERVO BOARD SERVO 0 S BMCC PIN 8 > SERVO BOARD SERVO 1 S BMCC PIN 12 > SERVO BOARD SERVO 2 S BMCC PIN 13> SERVO BOARD SERVO 3 S You then assign the functions that will be controlled by the pots on the servo board in the remote menu of the camera by setting the functions to be controlled by PWM1-4 respectively. (servo pot 0 is PWM1, pot 1 is PWM2 etc). So if you want to build your own DIY physical controller thats all you need to know to get it going and then its up to you how you case it etc. Because the BMMCC only has 4 ports you can control through then you have got two spare controllers which if you wanted to get fancy you could connect actual servos to for controlling manual focus lenses, zoom control etc.
  6. 3 points
    No, that was Canon by accident and Panasonic on purpose.
  7. 2 points
    Andrew Reid

    GOTTA LAUGH HAVEN'T WE!!

    The Russian over at Personal-View makes me chuckle. Having a good at laugh at our expense!! LOL! I hand it to him for that comment. It's hilarious. We should tell him to go back to hacking the bitrate on the GH2 though.... It's a much more productive use of his time in communist land. Or maybe Vitaliy is turning capitalist? Wanting the limelight all for himself and a nice Russian bride?!
  8. 2 points
    Same thing for me. I had that troll on ignore but some how he resurfaces. Because you are trolling and deserve it?
  9. 2 points
    Frame grabs from a shoot yesterday, 1080p 120 fps upscale to 4K in Resolve.
  10. 2 points
    Not quite. If that was the case, we would all have gopros as our main rigs. I think you are underestimating the colors, dr, and sensor on these cameras. I get your point to a certain degree - good color correcting definitely helps any footage. But this camera has a special quality to it as do most with this fairchild sensor. i unfortunately can't edit, it won't let me - not sure why that's the case
  11. 2 points
    kye

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    If I owned a RED then I would be very tempted to look down on the rest of the world with comical interest in what the 'little people' who 'are playing at film-making' and aren't serious because they didn't sell their house/car/wife to afford a 'real camera' and I would assume that because the P6K didn't impact the lofty place that I exhibit that it doesn't have any real impact on anyone else except the other cameras that play in the shallow end. Of course, I don't own a RED and I don't view the world in that way, so I would beg to differ. I think there's loads of people who shoot Canon and have invested in EF mount lenses, and who would love to record RAW but can't afford a C200, and this would be hugely interesting to them. But in reality, I have a camera with fantastic IBIS and so I look down from the lofty place of cinematic hand-held film-making watching all these suckers slug around their tripods and huge camera rigs wishing deeply that they could leave the house without a boot full of equipment and not produce a video that has so much hand shake it looks like an 8mm home video. Ah, but seriously folks... I'll be here all week! 😂😂😂
  12. 1 point
    gethin

    I just told Adobe to shove it

    Feels so good. Not sure it'll still feel good in 2 weeks time when my subscription runs out. I have 20 odd years of Adobe workflow to re-do. (I may end up resubscribing to Photoshop and lightroom but if Snapseed was a desktop app I would think about ditching them too). So resolve is the no-brainer choice. Can i get away with the freebie version? And if not should I buy the bmpcc4k? I cant remember if the free version includes their warp stabiliser equivalent. Any other software I should look at?
  13. 1 point
    Incidentally, similar servo testers are available individually or in dual packs so if you wanted to use one on one handle to control focus and another on a handle on the other side for aperture etc then they would be ideal. Ditto if you just wanted to use a single one on a gimbal to control focus.
  14. 1 point
    Yes the 95 mb card is working fine for me, although I would not mind having a faster card, because there seems to be a little delay when I want to playback a picture just after taking it, as it needs to write to the card. ( using RAW + JPG fine )
  15. 1 point
    We know it's not an acronym but RAW looks cooler +10000000
  16. 1 point
    welll duh..... the 6k is nearly double the price you would expect it to better. pretty sure the p4k can capture it... you must be doing something wrong. technically the only thing being vocal is you!! I would bet most of us p4k owners are happy chappies, but perhaps not everyone. Not sure what your game is, and honestly i dont care. I guess 4k isnt enough for you. 6k should compensate for whatever it is your lacking. 🙄
  17. 1 point
    Ha ha ha, what an epic clown you are... I guess if I told you I've lived in the US you would deny it just like all the other lies you tell as soon as your wrong. I thought you would wake up yesterday when no one answered in your favor when you and I asked the forum if they agreed with you.. but I guess that's just further confirmation of your troll status. (And I think it's sweet that you still try with personal attacks even though it only makes us laugh ) Yup, I won't mention any names but I've had a prime suspect for a while on "Skip The Judder 77" true identity
  18. 1 point
    My understanding is that patents deemed improperly filed or invalid result in the patent concept becoming public domain and permanently unpatentable in perpetuity.
  19. 1 point
    Still waiting for mine to be delivered. I received a mail from Panasonic France on august 9th, saying I will receive it in a week (so I hope I will have it on Monday or Tuesday). But i believe the delivering method is country dependent. I tried a Samyang 20 1.8 with MC21, and it was great. I returned it, because I want larger field of view, and I will order the 14 f2.8 next week (want this sigma 14 1.8... but my wallet and backpack don't). I also got an Haida VariND (love it !) ! I have the 24-105 L "kit lens". Of course, not a character lens, nor extremely bright, but so useful range and unbelievable dual IS. I just tried the LINEAR focus mode with this lens. First time for me, and it is just wonderful. You can quickly change the focus adjustment range from 90° to 360°. I leave it on 150° and adjust when I need to have more or less range. I am still discovering the camera (more on the still side for the moment), but I really love it. Also, concerning cards, it seems to work well with my "old" Sandisk pro 95Mb/s ; I tried 4k 24 and 4k60, and I faced no problem. I hope it will be the same with the Vlog upgrade (I believe @Lars Steenhoff confirmed that), so it won't be an expensive cards eating machine. I may order a Lexar v60 to try.
  20. 1 point
    androidlad

    Speedbooster for BMPC6K

    It's been pointed out multiple times in this thread, that this speedbooster sits completely within the mount as a set of pure optical elements, it does not alter the EF mount in any way therefore does not change the focal flange distance.
  21. 1 point
    What I can say about compressed raw is: Stills cameras had a form of compressed raw already before Red made it version. https://www.photo.net/discuss/threads/raw-file-size-on-d70.95856/ I used to have a Nikon D70 and the Raw files were compressed. So what I try to understand is what makes the compression on a series of stills at 24 frames per second so different than the single images? It is the same single compressed frame just more of them. So In my view the patent should not have been granted. only the compression algorithm could perhaps have been awarded a patent. But if this was just a form of jpg2000 I don't see why they would even need to get a patent for that.
  22. 1 point
    Video Hummus

    GOTTA LAUGH HAVEN'T WE!!

    I’m sure Vitaliy is willing to help out with any legal fees that are inquired in this “crusade”.
  23. 1 point
    Push Focus on EOS R with the 50mm F1.2 wide open is blazing fast (like maybe 0.4ms). AF continuous takes about a second to transition a focus pull from +2m to near distance (with the AF settings I have). It's even faster on my 6yo C100 mk1 DAF.
  24. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    Mine does.
  25. 1 point
    and i love three ways... ...sorry
  26. 1 point
    Sage

    HLG to VLog Conversion

    Yes, its an estimated continuation of the 'fringe' data. All of the gamut (and theoretical gamut) continue from the known edge of the sample cloud. In this way, even cameras with a wider range and gamut than the original intended can be used sans clipping
  27. 1 point
    zerocool22

    The End of Magic Lantern?

    I still would dump my pocket 4k for 5d iv raw.
  28. 1 point
    Lars Steenhoff

    The End of Magic Lantern?

    Canon is responsible for the security in the camera, you don't need to bring magic lantern into this because it has nothing to do with it.
  29. 1 point
    TurboRat

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    The test footages actually look great on the P6K but it's not something that you can't reproduce on the P4K. But yeah the shakiness is kinda distracting if the shots are just people walking or stationary buildings
  30. 1 point
    leslie

    Lenses

    indeed, if there was a mountain range in the background we'd have to start calling you ansel 😉
  31. 1 point
    I just finished a short piece that was all Super 8 and the bmpcc. We had a few GH5 inserts and the colorist said they looked “glossy” compared to the pocket camera. The small size was perfect for what I was doing and I have always loved the look. I think the S8 and bmpcc is a good combo. I completely agree as well. Flat film scans are the same way. A beautiful look can be had with a simple three way color balance.
  32. 1 point
    leslie

    Log versus non-log in 10 or 12 bit

    is there another Leslie ? or have you been partaking from the dregs of btm_ alcohol fueled lens tests again ? because i'm confused. i'm pretty confident i couldnt really do a 8,10,12 log discussion much justice at all. although i am pretty happy with what the p4k sends my way 😉
  33. 1 point
    @drm would be very interested to hear if a native EF lens performs better. Keep us posted.
  34. 1 point
    kye

    Lenses

    That is probably the nicest frame you've posted so far... I don't know how much is the lens and how much is composition, gesture/expression, lighting, or anything else, but that is truly well done!
  35. 1 point
    The A7sIII could be interesting if Sony gets the color science right and it has some form of raw, it may even have a global shutter. There's rumors of pro-spec Sony and Nikon APS-C bodies.
  36. 1 point
    drm

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I didn't have time today to do detailed tests, but I did grab a few clips while the kids were playing in the pool this afternoon. I haven't looked at the footage yet, but I did discover one thing: As you probably know, the P4K + Metabones + Sigma 18-35 is a bit slow to focus (it sucks ~ 3 seconds each time you focus). I wondered if the slow focusing had something to do with the Metabones. Having the P6K gives a perfect opportunity to test the lens directly. Interestingly, the focusing on the P6K.....equally sucks. It takes about 3 seconds to focus with the 18-35 on the P6K. I didn't notice a difference in focusing speed on either the P4K + Metabones or the P6K. Not sure about other lenses, as I only tested the 18-35 today.
  37. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I think its being misinterpreted by a lot of people that the Pocket 6K is the Pocket 4K Mark II and it just isn't. The resolution is one thing but the mount dictates that it a different camera. There is no lens you can put on the Pocket 6K that you can't put on the Pocket 4K but there are plenty the other way round. If I look at 3 example lenses of a similar focal length that I own and use on the Pocket 4K but will not fit on the Pocket 6K: Panasonic 25mm f1.7 MFT mount 7Artisans 28mm f1.4 M mount REDPro Prime 25mm t1.8 PL mount So would I prefer the bump in resolution or to be able to use those lenses? I'd like both but I'll take the lenses thanks. That doesn't mean its right for everyone, of course, but for me as a Pocket 4K owner its my preference. What seems to be forgotten in all this is that when the BMCC was launched with the EF mount, people were absolutely thrilled right up until the point that BM produced the MFT mount version shortly after which devalued the EF version immediately as everyone wanted the more versatile mount. So I find it curious that the EF was the "wrong" mount and the MFT was the right mount then and yet now it seems to be the other way round when even leaving aside the additional adaption capabilities there are also far better MFT mount lenses available now than there was then too. Who knows whether history will repeat itself again here and the Pocket 6K will be released with an MFT mount?
  38. 1 point
    Anaconda_

    The End of Magic Lantern?

    Apple have said something similar since the very first jailbreak, but it's not stopped them from hacking iphones.
  39. 1 point
    The latest Blackmagic cameras has excellent UIs, for sure
  40. 1 point
    crevice

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

    I’ve returned or sold many cameras in the past few years and have kept my micro the entire time. I agree with the quirks, but for me they are solvable. For example only shoot raw and manual focus lenses, so I have no need to ever even go into the menus - besides maybe to format a card once in awhile. So the menu buttons don’t bother me. I also have the NPF adapter, so battery life is great. So the micro is more compact, battery life is better, it has in my opinion the better raw codec, and a better filmic quality to it and also records to regular SD cards. Yet, nobody talks about it because of the way blackmagic promoted it as almost a drone only/go pro-ish brain. When in reality it’s an amazing filmic camera perfect for rigging. It’s truly one of the most insanely under-appreciated hidden gems in the consumer/prosumer film/video industry. Also, with resolve superscale - you can upscale it to 4k with amazing results. @Skip77 120hz only makes it look worse to me. It’s not the motion cadence being bad. Most starting out in the past few years won’t tell a difference. For us old timers, the motion cadence we are speaking of gives a bit more cinematic feel to it. For example the micros motion cadence seems slower, with more natural blur, which I find more pleasing.
  41. 1 point
    And Ignorance is beautiful. Or it isn't.
  42. -1 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    What Sony and Nikon models are you looking forward to? MFT lens won't cover the APS-C sensor, right? I think and have sen a better argument for EF mount and lens for the P6k then the other way around. MFT P4K users are more vocal but the side by side samples sow better detail and clarity on the P6K EF mount. You can't get detail back if the P4K can't capture it. The P4K looks great until you compare it to the P6K. (detail wise).
  43. -1 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Last time I checked Sigma Primes, Canon Cine Primes, Zeis, Rokinon and others are EF mount. The test so far show P6K with EF mount out performs the P4K with speed booster for resolving clarity. Look at the videos comparing the two cameras. I'll say it again the EF lens options are limitless based on choices and quality. You need more lenses and quality then you need your head checked. Why are you so triggered? This is not a political board or discussion. You don't know my world views or political views. Let me guess you're not an American and don't like America or Americans.
  44. -1 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Andrew why's this guy allowed to use this language ?
  45. -1 points
    I am not a former EOS member. Sorry to burst your bubble. How many other people did you have issue with?
  46. -2 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Living in America doesn't mean you like Americans does it? The question you asked the EOS wasn't what I commented about and you seemed flustered and triggered in your last 3-4 post. You commenting on how RedCode is great and Canon can't do RAW shows you don't know much about RED or Canon. Why do you keep taking shots at me? I haven't posted comments directed at you, I didn't start any new conversations with you. Why do you take issue with me defending the P6K? Why take personal shots at me? Did I ever post comments to you that offended you? No, so why get nasty with me?
  47. -2 points
  48. -3 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Hey I responded in kind as one. How does EF mount have less options? The lens options are endless and for serious cine shooters EF gives you options that you can build around. There's no extra cost in dealing with 6K footage. You like spreading false information motion don't you? If you're working with P4K 4k footage then you're not talking a hit working with 6k Braw in Resolve. Resolve has CPU and GPU requirements that are the same for the p4K footage and P6K footage. But keep spreading false info to make your case. It's been proven the P6K resolves better detail then the p4K. This should worry you but you don't get it or have already made excuses for it. The P4K is a great camera and no need for you to justify your P4K purchase unless you feel threatened. You can keep your tricked out speed boosters and the issue it brings. I know P4K speed booster users feel like they're beating the system and that they're smart using speed boosters to cheat the camera up to better specs, but most pro's have embraced the P6K because they see the advantages. And if the additional cost of the P6K bothers you then you really have no business owning the P4K or P6K. ( I paraphrased this from multiple users when they said it too me).
  49. -4 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Since reading comprehension I lacking with you I'll clear this up. I think (EF mount is better) and have seen better argument for EF mount and lens for the P6k then the other way around. Did you see more detail in the P6K? Most side by side comparisons show the P6K resolves more detail. Other then that the image quality looks identical ( the P6K does look better in low light even though other have said the P4K with booster would be better),
  50. -4 points
    Skip77

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    The post you just made is trolling. I made no comments directed at you. You guys don't like AMERICANS and that's all this is. You all ran off @webrunner5 because of his views and you attack me for saying the same-things camera related comments that other people post about. You might want to create a few more new click - bait titles for your You Tube channel instead of bothering with me.
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