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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Anaconda_ in Thoughts on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro - why EF mount?   
    Whatever they do, people will complain. If they did what you suggest, like with the Micro, a lot of people would complain about having to rig it up because 'it doesn't even have a monitor!?!'.
    So, instead they put the screen on, a nice big one and people complain that it doesn't tilt, or it's not bright enough. So they make it brighter, and tiltable. But now, people want them to take it off completely?
    Eventually, the only way to make people happy is to sell cameras in the way Apple sell their laptops. You choose from a selection of sensors, mounts, body shapes, screen sizes, media types, audio inputs, battery types etc. Then customer can mix and match to make the camera they want.
    Although, even then, people will complain because the HDMI socket can only go on one side of the body, and I'm left handed, so it's a bit annoying.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to SteveV4D in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    I shall have to remember this when watching the next crap movie on Netflix.  At least its the product of people with decades of experience  using TC.  😂😂
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to SteveV4D in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    TC very useful for particular productions can not be argued, but a linchpin in Netflix approval feels narrow minded.  Not every production should have its value rest on TC input..  🙄🙄
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Xavier Plagaro Mussard in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    I understand is easier, but it is hardly "mandatory". Netflix is in love with TC!
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS R5 / R6 overheating discussion all in one place   
    Please keep that shit head off my forum.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Trankilstef in SIGMA FP with ProRes RAW and BRAW !   
    Huge update for the Sigma FP, allowing a total of three RAW flavors, and a lot of other thinhs. Here the list of enhancements : 
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to kye in RED and the Art of Rancid Fabulism   
    If someone wanted something smaller than an Alexa, cheap enough to crash and better image quality than a gopro then they could have just bought a BMPCC or BMMCC.
    Sounds like they set out to build a camera for a specific task without first phoning up the camera store to see if one existed already.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    MFT is a great format indeed. When I mean dismiss any of them, I meant to ignore either of both actually. You can surely skip one of those if you have the other one, of course : ) But this camera series is a dream come true, my fav acquisition system ever designed, produced and delivered to my book : -)
    Mainly shot on P6K, here's a trailer of a feature film co-produced by me currently @ post production:
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    jbCinC_12 got a reaction from PannySVHS in Does anyone shoot in B&W?   
    Nice shots you did mercer, especially kaylee - I really like the Ansel Adams feel to it.
    Here are my shots with b/w in it w/ BMPCC - Sigma 19mm and Cosmicar 25mm lenses.  I've always wanted to do monochrome stuff.  They're so nostalgic.

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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Andrew Reid in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    Nice. I find that the 12bit is quite a big step up from the internal 8bit if you raise the shadows. More dynamic range.
    But for the uncompressed 4:4:4 look, with no big exposure changes in post (got it right in cam and lit it right), the internal 4K 8bit looks amazing and as good as 12bit.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to mercer in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    I’d love to hear a comparison between 1080p ML Raw at 14bit vs Sigma’s 1080p Raw at 12bit in your review.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to mercer in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    It records out, via USB-C, to Samsung T5 SSD drives... it doesn’t get much smaller than that.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    im close to puling the pin  on a speed booster originally i was going to buy one to fit the tokina 28-70 in nikon mount. but thinking about it further im probably better of getting one in ef mount. that way pretty much everything can be adapted via the ef mount. At the moment i have 7 pentax m42 and the tokina. So is there any flaws in my plan
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    Are you sure? I dunno... Guys, Canon is abandoning 24p! LOL : ) Just kiddin' (Couldn't resist! ; -)
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to IronFilm in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Super Guide and Why It Still Matters   
    BMPCC OG was announced in 2013, the BMMCC came out two years later in 2015. 
    The Micro Cinema Camera isn't that old! It just feels like it. 
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Dunjoye in 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 . 
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to webrunner5 in 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.
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Emanuel in Blackmagic to announce new camera related news at 12 noon PDT (8pm London)   
    I'm speechless : ) My future camera purchase... : -)
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Davide Roveri in Blackmagic to announce new camera related news at 12 noon PDT (8pm London)   
    I'm very torn about this update because on one hand I think the m4/3 mount is the most flexible option in terms of lensing plus with the different flavours of speedbosters available you can get much closer to full frame than Super35 if needed. On the other hand 6K for 4K delivery has the potential to deliver a great image and will probably completely solve the only issue I have with the camera which is the presence of aliasing/moirè in highly detailed scenes. (it's got substantially better with BRAW but it's still there unfortunately).
    Decisions, decisions! ?
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to IronFilm in Fuji X-T3 / X-T4 sticky topic   
    I agree!

    Unless it is Game of Thrones...

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    jbCinC_12 reacted to Andrew Reid in Why is Canon SO Frustrating?!   
    6D Mark II is not cinema for me.

    There is a 1080p frame grab, look at it full screen and it screams digital.
    Lack of dynamic range, mushy codec, in many ways a step back from even the old 6D.
    Terrible detail that doesn't pop.
    Now compare to an X-T3 frame I pulled from Vimeo... World of difference. Details pops, three dimensionally, film like dynamic range and colour.
    Even if you don't care about 4K delivery, it's a world of difference between a shitty Canon DSLR and a top of the range 2019 mirrorless camera.

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    jbCinC_12 reacted to StHubbins in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Also, the only time I've ever been shut down for shooting something was with my Micro rig. And I was just filming my family ice skating!
    Granted, I live in LA, so people are more attuned to this stuff, but here I am, filming my family skating at an outdoor rink around Christmas, and the Manager comes up to me...
    "Hey man, you can't shoot with that thing here."
    "What? Why not? Everybody here is filming their family on their phones, etc."
    "Yeah, but you've got a whole professional camera deal. We've got rules about that."
    "Look, that guy over there is filming with a Canon 5D Mk IV, that camera costs three times as much as mine!"
    "Yeah, but you got this mic and stuff, it's making people nervous. Sorry dude."
    ...So, of course, I pretended to agree, waited til he left, then shot at waist level, glancing down at my monitor surreptitiously... Two minutes later...
    "No, dude. I can still tell you're filming. You gotta put it away or leave."
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to frontfocus in Game of Thrones ... because why not   
    I love how he claims it's the iPads and everything else fault. 
    So, if you can't watch it on an iPad, with factory calibrated screen, covering DCI P3, working with variable frame rate to match the content, offering over 500 nit brightness and extremely good contrast what should we get? 4000$ HDR Oled Screens? 

    In the end it was just too dark and HBO made it even worse with their crappy compression. Get your content delivery sorted and then start blaming customers!
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    jbCinC_12 reacted to sanveer in Game of Thrones ... because why not   
    I could be wrong but the cameras were too noisy for the night shots. Either they were conservative with lighting or poor choice of lenses or something else. 
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