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    Jn- got a reaction from leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    https://www.proav.co.uk/videos/closer-look-overexposure-bmpcc-4k/
     
    Closer look at overexposure ...
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    Jn- got a reaction from deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    https://www.proav.co.uk/videos/closer-look-overexposure-bmpcc-4k/
     
    Closer look at overexposure ...
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    Jn- reacted to Chrad in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Will be close to ideal once the D-tap cord is widely available. A better option than the dummy battery, since you could charge a real battery as you run the camera.
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    Jn- reacted to MattH in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Well to be fair he figured out that its a native DCI 4k sensor, which is a valid observation as its different to all other stills cameras.  But to say never shoot UHD is a bit of a stretch.  If you know you want UHD and you shoot DCI you've just given yourself a job in post.
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    Jn- reacted to Papiskokuji in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    My review is finally online ! I hope it will help people and answer a few questions ! Let me know what you think of it ! It took me so much time and yet I just have shaky footage to show...  I'll shoot something decent soon, a real project !
     
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    Jn- reacted to Mokara in Happy halloween - Europe to introduce Article 13 - Making filming and photography in public illegal   
    I don't think there will be too much doubt. If you are selling posters or porcelain figurines of some iconic landmark in a souvenir stand, then you will run into problems. That is what they are really trying to control. If you are posting your holiday pictures or the product of hobby, nothing will happen. Judges are not that stupid, and those that are will be replaced in short order.
    As far as people are concerned, the point of these laws is to protect privacy, and you have no expectation of privacy in a public place. They will only be applied in the case of images recorded when there is an expectation of privacy, such as images taken on your private property or in the course of your personal relationships.
    Like I said before, people are getting hysterical and blowing this way out of proportion.
    The European president does not make laws, randomly or otherwise. And IIRC, the European parliament is elected. They are no different from any other elected legislative body. If you don't like what your elected representatives are doing, elect someone else. If you don't like what someone else's elected representatives are doing, tough shit, they are not your elected representatives, they are someone else's who presumably support what they are doing. Talk to your representative if you want something different to happen. If you don't, and keep electing the same guys either deliberately or by not voting, then you have no right to complain.
    Nothing new about requiring permits to film commercially in a public place.
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    Jn- reacted to webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Yeah but a true native m4/3 lens is not the same animal as a adopted FF lens formula, optics wise. You are Only using the center on the m4/3 body using a FF lens. Even a poor lens on FF is not too bad looking on a PK4. Actually the poor lens probably has a better Cine look to it to be honest on the PK4. 😁
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    Jn- reacted to Shirozina in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    In camera corrections do not fix edge softness and infact due to the correction warping of the image they often make it worse. This is simply a physical phenomenon of lens exit pupil position in relation to the sensor, a difference in sensor filter thickness and the larger sensor of the P4k. Also some lenses are very good at their widest setting and wide open - my OL12-40 2.8 is sharper at the edges and corners than my 12-35 2.8 and 12-60 2.8-4 even when these are stopped down to optimum apertures. I do however worry that these lenses when used on the P4k where they are not corrected for distortion and CA will not look great. I'll find out tomorrow when my camera arrives ( or Monday...)
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    Jn- reacted to Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The camera had been off at least 20 minutes before I tried to take it out - I'll report back the next time I use this battery (tomorrow)
    I found the LUTs locally, for those without Resolve already, or who want to grab them without diving into folders, you can get them here
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5b3aw8i1dkf8shj/AACnnkI2JfrCVUbMhyjGuSwia?dl=0
    For anyone wondering, the Ninja Star works like a dream with this camera. When I press record on the P4K, the Star also starts recording. That's not happened for me with any other camera since I bought it. Apparently it's a known issue, but the product is too old for Atomos to update. Looks like BM did it for them.
    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but recording on the P4K at 4096x2160 means the Star records a file that's 1920x1062. 
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    Jn- got a reaction from Juxx989 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It is indeed ... shortly after Andrew had paid them a visit.
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    Jn- got a reaction from leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It is indeed ... shortly after Andrew had paid them a visit.
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    Jn- got a reaction from hansel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It is indeed ... shortly after Andrew had paid them a visit.
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    Jn- got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    It is indeed ... shortly after Andrew had paid them a visit.
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    Jn- got a reaction from webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    That explains it all right😡
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    Jn- reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Mine has shipped today as well.
    I think I ordered it about half an hour after @JordanWright ordered his.
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    Jn- got a reaction from JordanWright in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Ok, thanks for that Jordan.
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    Jn- reacted to JordanWright in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Just got my order allocation at CVP
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    Jn- reacted to kye in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Your comment has lead me to think a bit more about slow-motion.  The below isn't directed at you, just inspired by you
    I think the topic of slow-motion is an interesting one.  I agree that it is over-used and especially over-used in camera tests and on YouTube where people are failing over each other to try and make their footage more cinematic instead of making it more creative / useful / interesting / etc.
    I have my camera setup with three modes - one is 25p, one is 50p, and one is 180p.  I don't think of them like that though, I think of them for the aesthetic that they will give to the footage they will create.
    I shoot home videos, and my goal is to make a video file with the aesthetic of fond memories.  This means things can be slightly warmer, softer, nicer, more flattering, and less real than reality actually is.  Also, because the brain doesn't process memories in linear time (think of memories of loved ones, a toddler running around, someone giving someone a hug, etc..  you can easily slow these down in your minds eye, in fact, often we slow and almost stop memories, like they're not a continuous stream of perception but little bubbles of moments) so speed and slow motion in my work are far more flexible, and far more compatible than most other genres.
    I think of 25p as reality.  "Here's what happened".  Shots like this are about content alone, where the emotion isn't going to dominate.  I can slow these down in post but it's not as good.
    I think of 50p as flexible.  I can slow it down to half speed or play it back at normal speed.  Normal speed will look like video, which I'm fine with, and slow-motion is slow and slightly dreamy but doesn't look fake.  Hollywood uses 50p for the shots when emotions are at the forefront, there is action, and they have music instead of real-life sound (eg, someone is sad and they're running away from their troubles, someone is happy and things are great, etc).  It's kind of makes fast motion gentle but doesn't look like a special effect.
    I think of 180p as a special effect.  It's very obvious as a special effect, and even with modern cameras you lose quality so should only use this on things where you want that effect - it's not a flexible mode.  For me this would be for very fast action and because a 3s shot in the edit will represent less than half a second of real-life it's about moments, rather than a sequence of events.  I think of this as almost like 'moving photographs'.  This is where we think of things like a kid running and making all the birds take off, and a photographer would get the shot with the kid running, smiling and the birds going everywhere, in this mode we can use the same moment but we can savour that 0.4 of a second over several seconds in the final edit, along with nice music.
    I'll reiterate that most people over-use it, and we should be critical of it being over-used, but the criticism shouldn't be that it's not needed, the criticism should be that it's being applied where it is not aesthetically useful to do so.  While this isn't as dramatic as taking the opposite stance of 'always/never' thinking, it's actually more cutting because we're not criticising the use of a camera feature, we're criticising the offenders ability to know how to make art, which is ultimately the most significant criticism that can be made I think.
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    Jn- got a reaction from icarrere in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    This thread at times reminds me of the DPReview forums, at its worst.  Give it a rest guys and lets talk tech etc.  Theres already enough negativity here, and I doubt if ManchesterGate is yet completely behind us.
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    Jn- got a reaction from A_Urquhart in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    This thread at times reminds me of the DPReview forums, at its worst.  Give it a rest guys and lets talk tech etc.  Theres already enough negativity here, and I doubt if ManchesterGate is yet completely behind us.
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    Jn- got a reaction from deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Part IV.
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    Jn- got a reaction from Dan Wake in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Dan, thats a CF card, this camera takes CFast cards + SD + externally connected drives via USB-C.
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    Jn- got a reaction from iamoui in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    “I want to know ...”
    Well, buy one and do a review.
    Is this the first example of a blogger trolling his own blog to diss a thread/camera, i’d say so.  Really, move on, get over it.
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    Jn- got a reaction from dslnc in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    “I want to know ...”
    Well, buy one and do a review.
    Is this the first example of a blogger trolling his own blog to diss a thread/camera, i’d say so.  Really, move on, get over it.
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    Jn- got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Redshark review, part I ... 
    https://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/5854-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-4k-the-comprehensive-review-you-have-been-waiting-for
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