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    Nathan Gabriel got a reaction from BTM_Pix in EXCLUSIVE: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets Time of Flight Autofocus with Prototype add-on   
    I don't own a bmpcc 4k, but I would definitely contribute to this Kickstarter (1) in hopes that the tech eventually makes it's way over to Panasonic cameras and (2) even if it doesn't, I'd love to just say thanks for the gx85 cinelikeD hack.
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    Nathan Gabriel got a reaction from mercer in EXCLUSIVE: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gets Time of Flight Autofocus with Prototype add-on   
    I don't own a bmpcc 4k, but I would definitely contribute to this Kickstarter (1) in hopes that the tech eventually makes it's way over to Panasonic cameras and (2) even if it doesn't, I'd love to just say thanks for the gx85 cinelikeD hack.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Very nice!
    Shot on GH5 and GH5S.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Amazeballs in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Here we go! I like the looks of it, minimal focus distance and minimal breathing. 
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Wow, the 2,500 rumors was way off. I’ll wait to see a confirmation but man 1,800 is pretty tasty for committed m43 owners. 
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to David Bowgett in Panasonic LUMIX G91   
    Specs-wise, it's actually pretty much everything I'd want from a camera like this. Price is the real issue - £1,079 with a lens is getting awfully close to the G9's price range.
    EDIT: Just realised, it's got the same crop factor as the GX8 and GX9, rather than the less severe crop of their 16MP cameras. That's... not ideal.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Rinad Amir in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Somewhere near summer we gona get announcement date 😎 
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    Nathan Gabriel got a reaction from Rinad Amir in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Okay so I have a buyer for my kidney. Now when is the lens coming out? 
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    Nathan Gabriel got a reaction from ntblowz in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Okay so I have a buyer for my kidney. Now when is the lens coming out? 
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    Nathan Gabriel got a reaction from kye in Panasonic announces the 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds Lens!   
    Okay so I have a buyer for my kidney. Now when is the lens coming out? 
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Do I constructively criticize you by starting with a string of insults? No!
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Elias in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Andrew,
     
    Do not get discouraged. Here's something to think about: Ying Yang. In all of humanity there has always been a philosophical battle between 2 ends, and we see this in all aspects of life. We see it when we talk Capitalism vs Communism, Private software vs Open Source, Linux vs Windows, Java vs native development, black vs white, religion vs atheism, good vs evil, sweet vs sour, etc.
    And in journalism the same happens: Serious and objective people vs paid "promoters".
    One thing I'll tell you is this: You are on the correct side of the fence, and you are the one who one dat before you die will be the one to have your head high, proud of your achievements, while the paid fellows will always live their lives with internal shame, knowing they sold their souls for a few dollars or a trip to Hawaii.
    I know your road is much harder than the others, but guess what, you're not alone. There are a lot of us in the world (I went through the same thing you're going through, long story), and we back each other. You might not hear much from us, but we're here, listening and in amazement at your incredibly thoughtful review process.
    So don't get discouraged. When you listen to so many people saying that you're wrong sometimes it gets to you, but you should never lose sight that it is them who are doing wrong.
    And do note that I did not like much your article where you mention that you won't buy a BBCC 4K, but I understood why you wrote it (you're human, and sometimes things get too hard to bear and one explodes and lets things out). I actually will be one of those who appreciate those outburts, because it means you are human. And above all, an honest human.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to graphicnatured in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Regardless of how this topic went, and yes, frustration can do that to any of us I'll still be visiting your site often. I really do appreciate what you've built here. Thank you, Andrew.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I could answer that, but still haven't tried one
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to CaptainHook in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Thanks for the "welcomes".
    I (and others at BMD) have been following this thread (and threads elsewhere) so we're aware of what people are discussing and asking but in general we don't/can't comment on a lot of things before release sorry.
    We appreciate the support and are working hard to deliver the best we can offer you all.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to John Brawley in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Thanks for the notes.
    A great deal of The Resident is shot handheld with an Ursa Mini Pro and APO Hyperprimes from SLR Magic. We rig it in what I call “football” mode.  Body, wooden camera cheese plates, Dbox, MDR, battery, lens and side handle.  
    I try to keep it as small as possible. Attcahed are a couple of shots I was operating on a pilot in Chicago a few months ago.
    A lot is also shot with a minimally rigged micro camera, WC cage, self pulling with a 10mm SLR Magic lens and a 5” VA for monitoriing on an arm.  Idea being to keep it all very small.  There’s a picture here showing the way I work that rig here mid-take.  It allows me to get the camera inside the surgical feild and very intimate.
    We work really hard on making the medical stuff as real as possible. It’s a real prop in that case.  Most of the extras in surgery scenes are realy life OR nurses and surgeons.  We have surgeons as consultants and we make a lot of prosthetics to be story specific.  
    We have to take some liberties though, usually for time.  I mean it’s a 47 min TV show
    I recall with the scene you’re talking about that graft would normally take about an hour to install and sew.  Mina gets it done in a few seocnds 🙂. The whole procedure would take a few hours.  
    So we try to get the spirit right and we try to be very explicit and accurate with the medical depictions. We still get. alot of medical people flaming the show for not being “right” but usually they’re more upset with the way we depict the shortcomings and failings of the US medical system 🙂
    We shoot, edit and master in 1920.  Fox does the downconvert.  You can get 1920 versions from other stremaing services though.
    JB




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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to John Brawley in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    How do you measure stops on a "backyard" test ?
    Again the only meaningful way to measure in my view is to shoot side by side in the same situation.  Then you can say categorically one is better than the other.
    Like when I comapred an Alexa to an Ursa Mini 4.6K here
    https://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/ursa-mini-4-6-and-alexa-side-by-side/
    I think all camera manufacturer claims are kind of meaningless.  They're almost ALWAYS derived by calculating a theoretical dynamic range from the sensor SNR and not from actually photographing anything. They don't sit their with charts in a lab.  The do it with maths from a spec sheet.   Arri are the only company that have actively UNDERSTATED their claims of DR. 
    Most accept that an Alexa is a stop and half better than what Arri claim.
    Arri also make their own DR chart which I've never seen anyone use publicly..
    https://www.arri.com/arriajax?mod=productList&product=263
    The actual photographable DR is pretty much impossible to measure anyway because none of us can agree on how much noise is too much.  What you think is acceptable I may not. So who is right ?
    Noise is subjective. Everyone feels differently about how much is acceptable.  That's why oyu can post a picture of a 20 wedge chart and say hey it's got 20 stops !
    And by the way that article trying to make use of the word "latitude" is also highly subjective.  It's some individual person's SUBJECTIVE view about what's USEABLE DR. So what is useable DR ?  What does that mean in a SCIENTIFIC repeatable way ?   Latitude is another meaningless phrase like "useable dynamic range"
    What does useable mean to that one individual ?
    In what scenarios does that change ?  Low light / low contrast over daylight high contrast ?
    The only time I see the phrase "useable dynamic range" being useful is when you're in log encoded video and you're trying top re-position a tone that's been recorded near clipping and when you try that it can look pallid and weak.
    So you have a skin tone that isn't technically clipped but when you put it from 90% and put it at 30% it looks crappy and weird.
    This is not a limitation of dynamic range per se, but the shortcoming of LOG encoding video curve being used and assigning less "bits" to that part of the curve.  It's a form of compression.  
    Arri do 16 bit linear-->12 bit log at RAW.  So do Blackmagic when shooting DNG.  Sony RAW is also 16 bit LIN @ 3:1 (on an F55 anyway)
    JB
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Anaconda_ in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I'm fairly confident that won't happen. Resolve is included free in the package, it's not a forced addon. It doesn't cost BM a penny to put a license in the box, but they would lose a lot of pennies for every sale they don't include it. I'm sure after a while you can buy the camera on it's own, but only on the second hand market. In fact, you're much more likely to find cheap Resolve licenses from people who have bought two cameras and only need one license. 
    Look at it like this. You go to a store to buy 4 apples and you're given these options:
    $2 for 4 apples 
    or
    $3 for 4 apples + two free apples
    Those extra apples aren't free.
    Similarly if you argue that 'I already have a Resolve license so don't want the free license, can I have a discount instead?' That's also not going to work. Imagine buying a new camera that uses the same batteries as the camera you've already got. You can't ask the store to take the battery out the box and give you a discount - why would this be any different?
     
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to John Brawley in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I think the general rule is about a 20-30% hit (in theory) when using Bayer sensor over true pixel resolution.  I think that means the 1920 Bayer is more like 1440, not 720.  The first 4K Red ONE was a 4 K sensor, that in theory was really about 3.2K (with an aggressive OLPF) and never measures on an optical resolution chart more than about 2.7K.  So it arguably makes 4K RAW files filled with 2.7K resolution images.
    We can easily test this on a resolution chart with the pcoket, but moire also complicates where you count resolution from.
    To my mind the resolution hit of only a 1920 bayer is counter balanced by the substantially increased sharpness of no OLPF.
    I think it's more fair to say that the UN-OLPF'ED pocket mostly presents an image that really truely is 1920 in feel, with occasional moire (or a lot depending on your shooting style)
    JB
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Yeah, @cantsin that is some of the nicest color from the BMPCC that I have seen. Who needs the P4K with an image like that?
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Andrew Reid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    My dear erstwhile member can you please stop attacking John Brawley now.
    I have long since given up on camera forum arguments so might not be completely up on who is right and who is wrong-evil / killed-a-kitten, but can we tone it down a bit. It's JB! We could be learning so much and having such interesting cameras talks with a film industry guy and I am sure one of the only people with a Blackmagic Pocket 2 prototype yet instead a handful of you are just bitching. It's pointless. Even if you disagree with him on certain matters, hold your tongue a bit for the benefit of the rest of us who are interested in what he has to tell.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Right, you weren’t specifically referring to the GH5 as much as you were referring to any modern camera with modern conveniences but you have been known to defend the GH5 to no end... which is cool, I do it with my 5D3 as well.
    It doesn’t much matter anyway, this thread has nowhere to go until some footage is released and some cameras are released into the wild.
    With that being said, I really do appreciate John Brawley’s contributions to this site. The discussion I had with him the other week regarding his experience on the production of The Resident was insight rarely received from a pro to an aspiring director. And he seemed more than happy to offer it.
    So maybe it’s a little unnecessary to pick apart the minutiae of every sentence and every word he ever posted on this forum to “win” an argument?
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Timotheus in Fast apertures on the GH5 = Full frame   
    Agreed ;-)
    You're saying you can tell the camera's apart that took the two pictures from Andrew's original post? Nah man.
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    Nathan Gabriel reacted to Shirozina in Fast apertures on the GH5 = Full frame   
    We are living in a post-truth / alternative facts world now so while it may be factually provable by optical calculations and various laws of physics that the only thing that determines perspective is the subject to object distance it is also equally valid to say a 'wide angle' lens has a certain 'look' that is independent of the format and personal belief in this or any other similar notion is just as valid. Indeed there is evidence to be had that there is a vast conspiracy involving all the camera manufacturers and scientists in the world to promote the idea of 'perspective' to sell more cameras and lenses. For many years now we have all been ready to accept the scientists opinion that the world is round but thanks to a growing number of brave and pioneering individuals and groups around the world the truth is finally emerging that the world is infact flat. Only just recently was I able to satisfy myself that this was indeed the case when I took my old school ruler down to the sea and held it up to the horizon - no so-called expert can argue with that can they!
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