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  1. I wouldn't rule that out with this one just yet... @BTM_Pix any chance that the Tilta Nucleus M could be supported directly (so it would be camera agnostic)? Thanks! Mark
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    Sigma FP

    @ currensheldon - thanks for the info - I really appreciate the insights! It seems like the less expensive FF Raw cameras will be using the same Sony sensor, so each one will have its key features and priced to sell accordingly, probably all higher than the FP. So regardless of if the FP has all the features one would want. there will be another one around the corner to fill the demand. Its hard to image the RAW output from the same sensor in a different box will be dramatically differently, but may the best color science, feature set and pricing win!
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    Sigma FP

    What are the alternatives if you want the equivalent of Cinema DNG 4k 12bit full frame video recording? and at what price? I admit it, I have not done the research as it was not on my radar before this announcement. I hope that those who were already in the market could share what alternatives there are that this will compete against. I'm thinking that this is a good value (pending the price and total configuration cost to shoot Cinema DNG) because of people's reaction to the announcement.
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    Davinci Resolve 16

    That was fast - I had just update yesterday (literally) - I'm look forward to even more improvements and increases in stability - thanks Blackmagic!
  5. Resolve 16 beta is fantastic - they are on the 5th 16 beta update. So far the Resolve Studio updates have been free with no update fees - which is unheard of for the amount of time this product has been out. Getting this type of power included with the camera is a huge benefit because they are designed to complement each other. I think of the Blackmagic cameras and Resolve as part of an eco-system where the sum is greater than the parts. In the camera comparison above the I think that glass, gaffing, and grading will make a bigger difference regarding which camera appears to have the better image than the actual camera it self - except for green screen work where all things being relatively equal, the better, sharper, higher resolution codec will make a significant difference. Blackmagic will eventual release a relatively affordable 8k camera, so investing in the Blackmagic eco-system is a pretty good business decision for the long run.
  6. Hi Andrew, 6.1 is the last version that has Cinema DNG. 6.2 adds BRAW and Removes Cinema DNG for the Pocket 4k, it can still be rolled back as it is only compatible with the Old LCD version. 6.2.1 is for compatibility with the new LCD and can not be rolled back if you have the new LCD. In this thread someone said that they could roll back from 6.2.1 to 6.1 https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=90870 so I they must have the Old LCD. The 6.2.1 firmware identifies if you have the Old or New LCD and allows or disallows rollback based on the hardware identification. It makes sense to keep a copy if the installers for 6.1 and 6.2 so you can upgrade and rollback depending on the functionality you desire.
  7. If it is the newer hardware version of Pocket 4k with the updated LCD panel, then it will not work with firmware older than 6.2.1, so you can't roll it back to get the Cinema DNG recording options. Here's how you tell, if you purchased your Pocket 4K new and it came with 6.2.1 factory installed, then you can not roll it back to 6.1 and get the Cinema DNG recording options. I tried it and it said something like your camera is up to date. Pocket 4k v1 - Cinema DNA enabled firmware rollback is allowed if you have access to firmware 6.1 or older. Pock 4k v2 - Cinema DNG recoding options are not included and it is not possible to roll back the firmware to get them.
  8. @amanieux I'm not sure if this is correct. I think the non-beta public release of the first G2 compatible firm was with Blackmagic Camera 6.3 update. In the Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update it states: What's new for URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Removed CinemaDNG formats So there would have to be a firmware version earlier that 6.2 that is compatible with the G2 to allows it to also use of Cinema DNG. Of note: For the USRA Mini Pro G1 the Blackmagic Camera 6.0 update supports both CinemaDNG and BRAW and add ISO 3200 as well as generation 4 color science to Blackmagic viewfinder. Blackmagic Camera 6.1 update also should have the same functionality, but this update did not change anything for the USRA Mini Pro according to the read me. 6.1 was out in 05 Feb 2019, and the G2 was not even announced until March 5, 2019. All of the information I can find indicates that the USRA Mini Pro G2 never had Cinema DNG, which is probably good news for Pocket 4k owners as Blackmagic will want to improve BRAW performance on their flag ship product and it will trickle down to Pocket 4K.
  9. I returned the the Blackmagic Pocket 4K I purchased as it could not be reverted to the firmware version with BRAW. I purchased an USRA Mini Pro G1 instead as it can do Cinema DNG where the the USRS G2 can not and the G1 was a so much cheaper used at the time. I anticipate that the USRA Mini Pro G1 and the BM Pocket 4K with the hardware revision that can do Cinema DNG will hold their value and be in demand for some time to come.
  10. From the Laforet Youtube video description: “What’s impressive about this package is the micro four thirds sensor. This sensor has an incredible roll off of highlights that I seldom see which really opens up your ability to capture an incredible dynamic range, from the deep shadows to extremely high highlights all the way to the sunlight”. I wonder which Blackmagic Camera version update this was shot with to allow the sensor to display its "incredible roll off of highlights". Were they shooting 6.1 with Cinema DNG? Were they shooting 6.3 or 6.4 and Blackmagic has silently rolled in better highlight response or was it there the whole time and the newest Resolve 16.4 beta or some future release beta unlocks the sensor "incredible roll off of highlight"potential with the way it process BRAW. At 4:54 in this video, it illustrates and describes the highlight issue. If Blackmagic has some how improved the highlight rolloff characteristics with pocket 4k generated video files, it would be great to know what combination of Pocket 4k hardware version, Blackmagic Camera version update , recording format and recording format post processing to unleash this potential. If nothing has changed on Blackmagic's side, maybe Laforet could share his recording technique to achieve incredible highlight rolloff with the Pocket 4k because this guy does beautiful work, so I am hoping he knows something I don't know and will be willing to share his knowledge with the community, or that he will tell Blackmagic and they can share it with the community. Hopefully someone will clarify how this was made a reality.
  11. I think I will wait for the 32" 6k iMac version... that would be a nice upgrade! Also, I think Andrew was right about $50k for the camera's people are shooting for Netflix originals on. I was looking for a counter example of a Netflix Original shot on an approved less expensive cameras in particular USRA Mini Pro and I was not able to find any...
  12. And so it begins... in stock and being sold at a discount used. I figure if BH Photo selles it for $1129.95 with Resolve (used) - at least that’s what the description said when it was available this morning, then we will see it for $1000 without Resolve on eBay in the next few months... maybe less depending on the condition and the firmware version...
  13. I don’t know the differences... I don’t believe there is a functional difference from an operationally standpoint. I think BRAW looks really good - the issue for me is that Cinema DNG gives you more/different controls over the image/highlights in post than BRAW. I believe this is due to the fact the BRAW de-mosaic filters in the camera so the highlight are more baked in than with Cinema DNG, which gives you more control over the highlights durning de-mosaic process in Resolve. The answer is IMHO for Blackmagic to give the end user back control of these image control options in camera. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than what have moving forward with only BRAW. This is kind of like how Sony gives you SLOG2 and SLOG3 as a choice and each have a different highlight knee. I would like BRAW to have a user controlable in camera highlight knee control or highlight control slider as part of the de-mosaic BRAW processing. An alternative way to do this is to have the pre-BRAW de-mosaic encoding controls settings as a metadata side car paired with each BRAW LUT tm. You could the highlight response setting of a BRAW file paired with a BRAW LUT that anticipates/incorporates that highlight curve/roll off and other image control settings. There setting are shown in camera and allow the user is allowed to tweet than so that the could also save them as a side car to use with their own BRAW LUTS.
  14. Speaking of CinemaDNG and the Pocket 4k... Can't you just rollback the firmware if you want CinemaDNG on the Pocket 4K? NOT if you have the latest hardware revision with the new LCD screen. If you recently purchased a Pocket 4k and it came with 6.2.1 factory installed then you will not be able to rollback the firmware to 6.1 to get CinemaDNG. I purchased mine new just over a month ago. It came with 6.2.1. I was not able to roll back the firmware. I spoke with Blackmagic and they said that they have switched to a new LCD screen, which is only compatible with 6.2.1 (and higher). If you have the new LCD BRAW only Pocket 4k you will get a message that says your firmware is up to date. I did when I tried to install 5.2 or 6.1. Blackmagic also said that if I were to "force it" (whatever that means?) to go back to 6.1, I could brick the camera. Why does it matter? For many it won't, but for some who want the CinemaDNG's highlight control available in the Camera RAW tab on Resolve that is not offered with BRAW, this will be an issue. Also, for those who want a higher resolution image compared to BRAW, CinemaDNG was a good option.
  15. @kye - thanks for sharing this! I did it blind and I put the Arri Amira last so it shows what I know. I think G the USRA was the best over all especially when it came to how it held the key. At first, I picked the Kinefinity Terra 4K first, but upon further review it became my number 2 choice. I'm looking forward to someone doing the GH5S, Pocket 4k, Z CAM E2, Kinefinity Terra 4K test. It seems like Kinefinity is in a league by itself when it comes to image processing from the Dual ISO sensors these camera's m4/3 cameras are using.
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