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  1. Almost all of his equipment is based on EOS cameras and EF(-S) lenses ... so his interest is probably a bit more P6K centric than many others.
  2. I assume that reverting the process will still leave indication of tampering ... so probably worth waiting till the camera is 9 months old or so ... warranty almost gone anyway.
  3. Note of caution: https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=89556
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    It is being replaced by Music TV and store apps ... not going anywhere. I use Roon ... but it is expensive.
  5. Focus with native Canon EF lenses is typically slow contrast based acquisition stepping past focus and then locking on ... very accurate but depends on the lens and ambient light. Canon 17 - 40 L is much slower than the 50 F1.2 in any light. Indoors in lower light the focus times are marginal and the camera occasionally hunts to acquire the best focus. I only have Canon AF glass and Zeiss MF so cannot compare but while it may take a second it doesn’t seem to be as long as three seconds. Good for setting up a shot ... double tap for magnification and the adjust manually.
  6. I just ran a series of clips with a 2Tb T5 at 5.7K ... nothing dropped at 59.97 nor 23.976 .... since that is a 17:9 aspect and matches 4K DCI and 2K DCI I am relieved ... been acquiring CFast 2 cards but have 5Tb of Samsung T5 and EVO msata 860 SSDs that I used with the P4K. Need to run tests on the EVOs. The problem may not be the drives so much as the USB 3.1 Generation 1 port .... should have moved it to a Gen 2 but I assume that would have added time and complexity to the P6K rollout.
  7. The site for the kickstarter shows eu vat and non-eu prices ....
  8. Here is the best description of the advantage of 5.7 to 4K DCI Raw to Prores on the BMPCC6K ... matches the aspect ratio of the P4K better and is sharper. https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=96689
  9. Both are very good ... disruptive for the above $10K camera manufacturers if over time they function without major issue, and only time will tell on that front. My experience has satisfied my concerns ... and at these prices replacing a camera is not a dealbreaker. I prefer not adding elements behind a lens ... which was designed to perform at a specific flange depth in a specific way. So the ability to use better EF mount lenses on a native mount is my preference. Spatial rolloff is characteristic of sensor size and I just prefer larger sensors ... MF and FF for stills ... so many other elements affect video one has to look at everything. Arri has used a small sensor to great ends as they engineered the imaging pipeline so well. Most others are playing catchup. The loss of BM Raw at certain resolutions on the P6K is not an issue for me as I am not bound by production time constraints ... hence the 5.7K capture to a 4K or 2K DCI Prores render. I did not use Prores on the P4K ... again BM Raw to Prores in Davinci Resolve Studio. Realistically, almost any new camera can produce compelling footage if one stays within the limits of its design envelope and respects its limitations. Just need to decide what tradeoffs are worth it to you.
  10. Thank you! No specific look ... grading was to test DR and color fidelity. Canon 50 F 1.2 for one and Zeiss 100 F2 Makro for the other ... listed in the opening credits. Really looking at highlights and how natural the overall feel could be ... My bias is from the perspective of a landscape and portrait photography background ... so I tend to pick times for the appropriate light and convey what it imparts to a scene.
  11. Thought I would share a couple of explorations I have done with the P6K ... After considerable time with the P4K I began looking for something a bit bigger ... yet most of the cameras out there have an element that represents a compromise ... and it can be a struggle to decide what you really need in a camera. All about the image quality and sound that you can capture ... and lens mount sensor preamps and ergonomics play a big part in how we can capture what we see. I was pleased to see the announcement of the P6K as the P4K has worked well for my needs. So this week ... heat index outside was 108F ... I captured a bunch of things inside to look at light and color. Also played with the XLR inputs to insure that this camera works as well as the P4K. Here are a couple of short-lived videos ... cannot leave them up for long due to music I added for myself ... hate looking at video without a background of sound. Not cinema ... no drama ... just moving pictures ... video if it suites you. Capture at 5.7K BM Raw Quality 0 to the CFast card in 24p without and difficulty and rendered on a 4K DCI timeline with a 2K DCI output. Output as ProRes 422 ... https://youtu.be/b758C4khvMs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOTQWfI0YPY&feature=youtu.be I love the extra resolution and great color science that was in the P4K (v4).
  12. Listing for sale is now rescinded ... no longer available. Thanks, Bob Moore
  13. OK ... I bit. 6K coming so I will drop the 4K and try and make this compelling. BMPCC 4K Mint condition in box Olympus 12-100 F4 Pro One week old used on two shoots ... Mint in box Meike 16 MFT Cinema lens Mint in box Metabones EF to MFT Smart Adapter with current Firmware ... Mint in box All of it for $2150 ... PayPal Continental US to registered address only ... fees and shipping included. Camera has been perfect without issues ... which is why I am willing to jump to the 6K. The Smart Adapter has no elements so does not introduce distortion ... only allows EF glass to be mounted to the camera. I almost bought the new Speedbooster cine for the BMPCC4K ... glad that I waited. Thanks, Bob Moore
  14. I use the BM mini to XLR cable with phantom powered boom mic ... Signal is very strong ... if you adjust levels without hiss and no appreciable noise. Adequate for the weekly blog that I record ... I no longer use an external recorder. The camera continues to address a wide variety of needs ... it is very well designed and implemented.
  15. https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon-eos-c100-mark-ii-w-dual-pixel-cmos-af Any camera is a compromise but the EOS Cinema cameras are wonderful for this type of shooting. Add a monopod and a lens with IS ....
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